Friday, June 27, 2008

Morally bankrupt


Well, I had a rant once about Merchant's Tire and Auto. Now I need to get two new tires and have an alignment, and I was going to go to NTB. But I found out that NTB and Merchant's are one and the same sort of. But I think I'm still going to go to NTB. This is kind of like going to confession, though I don't expect absolution.

My reasoning for doing this and not going to the dealer I know and trust is that NTB guarantees your alignment for 6 months (or a year?). The place I'm staying at in July is in the land of horrible roads, and I'm figuring it'll go out of alignment just in that month. And I need to save money. And I can't wait to get my alignment until August because I might be doing a big trip 4th of July weekend and it's already out of alignment. And I have to take care of my car. So there you go.

Whip me. Beat me. Chastise me. I'm sorry to let you down.

Of course, karma is already rearing its ugly head. I figured I'd feel better if I went to the NTB I had always gone to, so drove there special this morning, and the store is no longer there. So I couldn't get it done today.

11 comments:

WNG said...

no reason to beat you if karma is already leaving welts...

Susan said...

...this reminds me I really need to get my oil changed...

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Susan, I thought you oil got changed last night...

Glamourpuss said...

If your reasoning is sound, then no need to beat yoruself up - the only constant in life is change.

Puss

evil-e said...

Don't go all B&D on yourself....things that have to get done will.

NoRegrets said...

Yeah, you're so sweet Wng! :-)
Susan, what G said.
Oh, I'm not beating myself up. Just confessing... (you know, having been brought up Catholic...)

Susan said...

I see how it is...

WNG said...

Well, you know NoR, I don't even have to try, my sweet nature just shines through ;-)

Gyuss - it sound more like she got knocked out of alignment...

Churlita said...

I just had to get all new tires and my car aligned last week and cost me about $370. I didn't think that was too bad. I had it done at a local business so I knew they wouldn't try and screw me over.

Tera said...

Ahem...Susan let me get over to your place and read about said oil change. Or is at Gyuss' place??

NoRegrets said...

Yeah, I think the alignment analogy is much more appropriate.

Churlita-that's a great price! I paid that for 2 tires and alignment, but I'm not in Iowa... I did mention that I felt screwed by Merchant's and the guy gave me a bunch of deals.

TERA - never enough details. :-)