My friend owns an auto repair business and I spent the week there whilst he was on vacation. No pay, just as a favor. (I am a competent service manager in many regards, it turns out.)

A lady came in yesterday and her car was starting to make a milkshake somewhere and they quoted her a radiator and a transmission flush and she drove away and the car threw up an hour later on the freeway and she had it towed back this morning. Nobody said, “Ma’am, this car shouldn’t be driven even one block and it’s a good thing you stopped in because your car is about to die a very sloppy death.”

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We could have been her hero and instead, they’ll be lucky if she doesn’t sue.

I deserted them after than happened. Too much drama.