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Sundae 01-08-2013 01:08 PM

Oh yes, lesson well and truly learned.
One day at a time.

Got my camera back as well - I really missed it!

footfootfoot 01-08-2013 03:02 PM

What lesson? I missed a serious plot point.

BigV 01-08-2013 03:10 PM

pssst. can I copy your notes when they tell you?

Sundae 01-09-2013 02:11 PM

It's round here somewhere.
Not laid out specifically in black and white.
Happy Thread is not the place for it anyway.

Suffice to say I am happy and healthy/ ier and intend to stay that way.

BigV 01-09-2013 02:18 PM

Psssst... Thanks

glatt 01-14-2013 11:16 AM

As I was driving to an eye appointment this morning, I kept hearing a weird clunk coming from the back of the car, especially going over bumps. Kind of a rattle clunk noise, like something was loose. But the car was behaving normally. I rolled the window down to listen as I drove along, and kept hearing it whenever I went over a little bump or dip in the road. Then, about half a mile after leaving our driveway, I heard a louder clunk, and a rattle, and then heard something drop off the car and clatter onto the pavement. Traffic was heavy and there was nowhere safe to pull over, so I kept driving, but the car sounded and felt normal. I drove another mile to the appointment. When I pulled into a parking space I kind of looked under the car, but everything seemed fine. Weird.

So I went inside and got my eyes checked out. My eyes are the same. That's good. They didn't get any worse. But they are typical middle aged eyes, so they could be better.

So on the drive home, traffic was much lighter. I made a U turn where the car lost whatever it was, and parked the car. Then I walked along the road, to see if I could find what dropped off the car. I found a really nice pair of professional quality pliers lying in the gutter. I guess when they fixed our rear brakes recently to pass inspection, they left some pliers up in the suspension. The shop was only two blocks from our house, and my wife must not have noticed the clunking when she picked the car up from the mechanic. This was the first time we drove it since then.

I'll get under the car and look at the brakes when the ground dries out a little bit, but the car drove and stopped just fine, even backing up fast. We almost never drive this car, so there's no rush to inspect these brakes.

The pliers are nice Snap-On pliers. Better than any other pliers I own. Do I return them? Or keep them?

BigV 01-14-2013 11:21 AM

I keep all tools I find lying on the street. If you don't want them, I'll take them off your hands.

xoxoxoBruce 01-14-2013 11:31 AM

You can't even be sure that's what you heard, might be a coincidence. Keep 'em, any mechanic that doesn't inventory his/her tools at the end of the job, deserves to loose them. Not just to keep from having to replace tools, they can do serious damage to the vehicle... or in this case, a vehicle following.

Aliantha 01-14-2013 03:27 PM

I probably would return them. Especially if the mechanic was local.

You can't buy goodwill.

Trilby 01-14-2013 03:35 PM

Big puppy dog eyes WWJD? Big puppy dog eyes

Clodfobble 01-14-2013 05:57 PM

On the other hand, returning them might get whatever technician who was stupid enough to leave them there fired. He wouldn't appreciate the narc, I bet.

footfootfoot 01-14-2013 06:52 PM

Most mechanics own their own tools. Especially something like pliers. He could jsut go to the shop and say "I'd like to talk to the guy who worked on my car for a moment." Then ask him if he's missing any tools. See where it goes from there.

jimhelm 01-14-2013 07:14 PM

Say you found them under your seat. Must have fallen out of his pocket.

ZenGum 01-14-2013 07:54 PM

If he didn't check for his pliers, what else didn't he check?

Shove the pliers back in the suspension, take the car back saying it sounds funny.

Or, like, keep em, as payment in kind for the discount he owes you for not having done his job thoroughly.

Jaydaan 01-15-2013 12:35 AM

It has been 11 days since my dorky dogs ate the mouse poison (and threw it up with help from myself and my son)
Not one symptom, not one bit of bruising or bleeding, or anything! The vet said I caught it faster than most people, and was impressed I even had times from ingestion to well.. yuck LOL. hubby said when it happened we would not have an issue because of how fast we reacted... but there was still a little bit of "what if" in the back of my mind. The usual time frame was 7-10 days, max, so I am now sure they are fine.

Its also been one week since Loki was hit by that car. He didn't even limp, or whimper or have any bruises or hurts it seems. I saw my 85 lbs dog go flying in the air... but apparently sprinting boxers on snow... bounce! I would not have ever guessed it, but they do. At least this one did, this time and I for one will make sure there is not a repeat if at all possible, thank you very much.

Mama on the other hand is walking with a cane, and in pain most times. But thats another issue. The dogs are healthy, no side effects and no extra vet bills. Yay Loki and Aesa.

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