Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I'm kinda TIRED of this

Ichabod just instant messaged me. He wanted to know if I have a tire gauge. He had a flat last week and was able to get it fixed. In the meantime he's been riding around on the spare. That's one nice thing about Volkswagens. They include a full-sized spare tire. Ichabod has a Jetta, I have a Golf.

Last night he decided to put the fixed one back on and rotate the tires. He realized it didn't handle quite as well as it should. I should have known what he was going to say next. The tire place probably overinflated the tire.

There are no tire places that ever check out what pressure is supposed to be in VW tires. They are supposed to be 26 lbs all around unless you're carrying a very heavy load. I have had bad luck with getting flat tires. Every single time I have to tell them that the tires need to be 26 lbs.

I don't know if they forget or if they think "dumb female." One time a guy even looked it up on the computer just ready to show the "little lady" that he was right. Ha ha. He had to have the mechanic go out and let air out of every tire.

Guys, I've had this car for five years now. I know what the crap I'm talking about.


Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

I drive an old Jetta too. Everybody always says my tires look low BUT THEY ARE NOT! I bet you laughed at that mechanic.

Wed Jun 08, 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, you bet I did. At least, to myself. I probably had this superior look. If you know Harry Potter, then think Hermione. :-)

Wed Jun 08, 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Squirl the Jetta Wizard. I like-a da sounds of that.

It's unfortunate that we live in a metro area with so much schrapno in the road. Between the three of us (Ich, Squirly girly, and I) we've probably had more flat tires than the entire state of Iowa.

Wed Jun 08, 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Oh, TIRED, I just got it. Women are very much disrespected in the car repair world, I'm afraid. And in car buying, too.

Wed Jun 08, 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Sqirly? I thought you were announcing the end of your blog for a sec and you were about to get a big fussing. Careful how you word those titles!!!


Wed Jun 08, 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Ha, Mr. B, I would gently kick-a the Squirl's ass if she dared to stop Squirl's Nest-ing.

And I can soooo be taken advantage of by mechanics, 'cause I really am girlie in that I don't know shit about cars!

Thu Jun 09, 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Ha Squirl, take that!

I know so little about cars that when I have to have work done I look the dude straight in the eye and tell him "I know nothing about cars so I'm going to have to rely on YOU to know what's wrong." So far so good.

Thu Jun 09, 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

You tell them! I hate when mechanics think that just because I'm female I know nothing about cars, when, in actual fact, I was a service advisor at a car dealership and I know my way around cars/trucks very well! They all think that I can't check my own oil or tire pressure or that I can't change my own fuses and tires. I'm better with cars than my hubby is!

I love VW's--we have a Golf...It's got more than 220,000km's on it (I have no idea how many miles that is) and it has a lot of life left, that's for sure!

Thu Jun 09, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kitty, there sure is enough garbage on the roads around here.

Susie, you are so right! I hate that attitude.

Mr B and Bucky, have no fear. I'm not getting tired of blogging at all. No Squirl ass needing to be kicked yet. :-) And you really have to act tough and like you know everything when you come in their shops. Unless, that is, you can find a really cool one. There's one in the next city over from where I work and those guys are really cool. But they don't do tires there. :-(

Effie, you go, girl! I don't know if you ever saw the movie My Cousin Vinny, but when Marissa Tomei gets on the stand and shows that she knows about cars it's really cool. What year is your Golf? Mine is the redesigned late 99 model. Too many bugs at first, but a decent ride now at over 97,000 miles. Don't know how many km that is. :-)

Thu Jun 09, 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Ha! My Cousin Vinny -
"That's a bullshit question!"

Thu Jun 09, 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I loved the part in My Cousin Vinnie where Marisa gets on the stand!
Once, as a teenager, my girlfriends and I are driving around in my Firebird, thinking we're hot stuff... we go to gas up, and a pimply faced boy tells me I need a new tire. We drive away, and start laughing (out of earshot) about this boy and BOOM, the tire goes flat! I no longer make fun of people.

Thu Jun 09, 01:34:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky's seen My Cousin Vinny!

Sierrabella, you never know.

Thu Jun 09, 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Well, it's a 4-door '96 automatic Golf (not TDI, but that's what the next one will be), tinted windows with this cute animal print steering wheel cover that my hubby absolutely hates!

You know that game "punch buggy" that you play when you're in the car? We expanded it to include "jetta jab" and "golf club" and a few others--it was a lot of fun but a little dangerous when on a busy road!

Thu Jun 09, 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ichabod's wrecked Golf was a TDI and his new Jetta is a TDI. He loves them. The mileage is great. Punch buggy, cool. We always called that game slug bug. I'm not telling Ichabod about your other games. Jettas and Golfs are too plentiful and he'd probably see more than I do. I like your creative names for the games, though. :-)

Thu Jun 09, 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Slug bug. Volksy pokesy. Wagon taggin'.

Thu Jun 09, 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

I love My Cousin Vinny. That is all.

Thu Jun 09, 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

What...is a "Ute"?

Fri Jun 10, 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

That's two Utes Bucky!

Fri Jun 10, 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger whfropera said...

Effie and all-
I used to work at Volkswagen - the internal nickname for the Cabriolet convertible - "bitch basket".

Fri Jun 10, 07:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I never thought about a Cabriolet. I do like my Golf, though.

Fri Jun 10, 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

eeek. I saw your title and jumped to the same conclusion as Mr. Bloggerific himself.


Sat Jun 11, 08:57:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Don't worry, Danielle, you haven't gotten rid of me yet. :-)

Sat Jun 11, 09:00:00 AM  

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