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Missing the point

A foul smell has prevented me from using my car’s AC for the last several weeks.

I live in Los Angeles.

AC is important.


Like this, but with more teeth

(Ask my baby while we’re moving 3 MPH on the freeway. He’ll howl in agitated confirmation for you.)

I finally got my car in to the dealership.

They found a leak; the smell was freon.

They took three days to fix my car.

I picked it up this evening.

It was blowing warm air when I pulled away, but that happens some warm days.

By the time I got home, I’d determined the AC wasn’t working for cooling at all.

I sent my husband back to the dealership while I got the kids ready for bed.

He returned home in a loaner car and synopsized his visit thusly:

The service techs had gone home, so my husband explained the situation to the service manager. He concluded with a question. “Didn’t you actually, you know, test to make sure it worked?”

“Hey, but the smell is gone!” the service manager cried.

And, for once, my husband gave The Look to someone who isn’t me.

Come on, now

Come on, now

  1. May 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Can I borrow your husband? I could use that look on a daily basis.

  2. May 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    That look is worth a thousand words. 🙂

  3. May 13, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Wait. I have seen that look before. Maybe it resides on the Y chromosome?

    • May 13, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      I think it might! I’ve tried to emulate it when having Consequences discussions with Li’l D, but I can’t hold it for more than a second or two before bursting into laughter.

  4. May 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I do give the same look when people are rude when driving. He does it well 😀. Hope your car will work as it should soon.xx

  5. May 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

    We ALL need that look some days…

  6. May 14, 2015 at 3:53 am

    That is a great ‘look’. I have learned to do that now that I am single, but I have had to add it to sarcasm and snark. I am thankful for my local dealership, they do not screw with me anymore, knowing I will not talk to them if they do. I will simply pick up the phone and call the general manager. Ask me someday what I did many years ago to them, now they treat me like a goddess.

  7. May 14, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Never, ever, trust the guys at a car repair place.

  8. May 15, 2015 at 5:45 am

    LOL, that’s just not right! But good to not be on the receiving end of The Look. 🙂

  1. May 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm

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