8:20: Confirm misfiring cylinder in xB is the coil replaced about 6 months ago.

8:30: Pull defective coil, hop in ‘64 pickup.

8:40: Arrive at Advance auto, explain coil is defective. Manager pulls a replacement coil off the shelf, hands me new coil out of the box and takes bad coil, doesn’t even bother to look up if I bought it from them or not.

8:50: Return home, install coil, confirm xB’s engine is running properly.

9:00: Leave for partner’s place with tools & spare coil for her Prizm.

9:45: Arrive at her place, replace bad coil in *her* car, confirm Prizm is now running properly.


10:00: Head home.

10:45: Arrive home, dread work tomorrow.