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FML! I can NOT afford this right now!

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

so I am on my way to drop of a package at the post office and I hear POP THUNK THUNK THUNK. in my head I am thinking $#@!@#$$#@@@#$$%$%%$##@@!# (enter your chosen expletives here)

so I pull over into the nearest gas station (luckily this is also my place of emplyment) big fat freaking FLAT tire.

UGH.

so I open my trunk and try to get my spare out,

oh did I mention its 14 degrees out? oh well yeah its 14 degrees out while I am doing this.

I have no gloves and I am in tears. after 10 minutes of fighting I go inside to see if ANY of the guys that work there are in tonight. thats a big fat NO.

CRAP.

 I am seriously about to have a melt down at this point.

then, thank you God a regular customer sees me and asks if its my car with the flat.

why yes, yes it is thanks for asking.

he offers to help me. he gets the spare out after 20 minutes of yanking, tugging, pulling, and finally pouring hot water over it.

then he goes to get the lug nuts off.... and nothing. he was practically jumping on the thing trying to get them off and no such luck. he has to leave and I call EVERYONE in my phone book...including three ex's (one was ds' dad... the others are.... well thats a story for another post) and no one answers their phones.

now I am in tears... sobbing actually. I call my BFF and she and her hubby show up. he does the one thing I didn't think of... he puts Fix-A-Flat in it. it holds and I go to discount tire, thinking it was just the one tire, I would get a 30 dollar used one and get them all replaced when taxes come back.


I get there, I am still crying (no longer sobbing but still pretty upset) and they take a look at it, oh hey GUESS WHAT! all but 1 tire are bald $#@$%# they can not change one with out changing all the legally bald tires.

CRAP!

oh hey guess what I'm crying again, I can't afford 3 new tires and they only have one used tire even close to what I need.

did I mention that I already got there 5 minutes after they closed and they were going to help me anyway? yeah I did and yeah they were awesomely nice about it too. so then on top of all of that they put the 3 tires on, only charged me for 2 and gave me a credit for one of the tires because it had been bought at discount tire sometime in the past 4 years (I bought the car in October) 

then the guy putting the tires on? yeah he was a friend of mines hubby. he took off the instilation charge knocking the price down even more. 


I love these guys and will SO be going there forever and ever and ever and ever lol

thats my bad day story for the night guys. tare me apart you know you want to.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Replies (41-50):
Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Dang. Of all the dumb luck. Here in NW Ohio we have a tire store called "Poor Man Tires". Maybe you have something like that in your area

tueborvita
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Yay for good guys!

Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Yeah, some guys finally stopped and helped push me back onto the road. I was not about to walk 7 miles or so to the nearest anything with my toddler in negative degree weather lol. I was very thankful!!


Quoting Anonymous:

oh no! I'm glad you got home ok!

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm glad everything worked out for you! But I had a worse day than you lol. I can laugh now that I'm home. 7 months pregnant, slid off the side of the road, no cell service area had my 3 year old with me and it was negative degree weather. UGH!!!!



MyGirlsAbbyLiz
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM
I've never not been able to take a tire off, no matter how tight it was on there. And I've done it in the middle of winter too



Quoting banana-bear:

Maybe you missed the part where she said a man couldn't even get the lug nuts off. Depending on who installed the tires last, they may require a power tool for removal and not your simple tire iron.



Quoting Anonymous:

Do yourself a favor and learn how to change a flat tire. It's simple, and things like this is he reason why men take advantage of women.

Geez, it's 2013


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

lol yeah its called you wrench it... 

because they cut me a deal I pretty much only paid for one and a half tires plus install. I told my friend I owed her huuby BIG for taking that off for me. free baby sitting for like a year lol.

Quoting Anonymous:

Dang. Of all the dumb luck. Here in NW Ohio we have a tire store called "Poor Man Tires". Maybe you have something like that in your area


I_luv_my_boys3
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM
I've had that happened :'( I'm glad you're safe and had amazing people helping you out.
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banana-bear
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM
Well pin a rose on your nose. Just because you can doesn't mean OP can. I'm sure there are lots of things other people can do that you cannot.

Quoting MyGirlsAbbyLiz:

I've never not been able to take a tire off, no matter how tight it was on there. And I've done it in the middle of winter too






Quoting banana-bear:

Maybe you missed the part where she said a man couldn't even get the lug nuts off. Depending on who installed the tires last, they may require a power tool for removal and not your simple tire iron.





Quoting Anonymous:

Do yourself a favor and learn how to change a flat tire. It's simple, and things like this is he reason why men take advantage of women.

Geez, it's 2013



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Anonymous
by Anonymous 11 on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM
I can't change a tire. I have gotten flat tires but I always call someone to come change it for me.
Mrs.Bryant1201
by Platinum Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

OP you should look into AAA. Best investment EVER! :D

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I am not you. I am not ashamed to say I am wimpy and unable to change a tire. 

Quoting MyGirlsAbbyLiz:

I've never not been able to take a tire off, no matter how tight it was on there. And I've done it in the middle of winter too



Quoting banana-bear:

Maybe you missed the part where she said a man couldn't even get the lug nuts off. Depending on who installed the tires last, they may require a power tool for removal and not your simple tire iron.



Quoting Anonymous:

Do yourself a favor and learn how to change a flat tire. It's simple, and things like this is he reason why men take advantage of women.

Geez, it's 2013



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