Saturday, September 03, 2005

Ode to Tech 115 at Prospect Motors in Jackson

Gettin' towed

You signed off your work as complete, but alas it wasn't... because you forgot one little task: You forgot to clamp down the radiator hose!

My husband was driving our Toyota Tundra down Scenic Highway 49 right after you worked on it when he saw the engine was overheating.

I assume you live in the area, Tech 115, and are aware our local roads have pull-outs spaced few and far between?

It was a good 4 miles before my husband could pull over.

By the way, I wish to thank both the female Highway Patrol officer and the young man who stopped to offer assistance!

I rode into San Andreas and spent $21.52 on coolant, water, a hose clamp and a screwdriver to tighten the clamp.

We got the truck home safely, and called your service advisor who promised a tow back to the dealership...

The tow truck driver called us 6 times to give status on a possible arrival time, and finally arrived at 8:43pm.

Our truck has only about 13,700 miles, and through your carelessness Tech 115, the engine (and God knows what else) is likely ruined.

We're waiting to hear the prognosis...

And you know what else pisses me off about this whole thing Tech 115? You also signed off on the complimentary car wash and vacuum, which wasn't done either!

*Update: The "Toyota Guy" is off today, so the truck will be looked at on Tuesday... I'm thinking this "Toyota Guy" is Tech 115! Hope you have a nice holiday weekend bub, because the proverbial shit is going to hit the fan on Tuesday.


Blogger SoozieQ said...

Oh no he di'nt!

Yikes, that sucks SierraBella and Mr. SierraBella

Boy I'd sure love to be a fly on the wall on Tuesday when Tech 115 sees you two.

I hope you can find a way to enjoy the weekend. Perhaps plotting the ways to insult & belittle Tech 115? ;-)

I'm just glad Mr. SierraBella was ok

1:38 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

It totally sucks all right!

Blogging about this helped a little...

I'm wondering how long it'll take to have this posting show up on a Google search?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Romani Heart said...

Oh My Gawd. My head would be spinning and I'd be fixin to spew a pea soup like substance.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

That sucks!

2:31 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

romani heart-
How right you are!
Some demons might get set loose on Tuesday, or worse, we might have to call our lawyer!

Yeah, big time!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Being the Toyota lover I am, I hope the "proverbial shit" spatters all over Tech 115.

That's poaching man. I would have his cock as a hood ornament if I could find out which mechanically inept asshat was truly Tech 115.

6:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Yeah, we have two Toyotas, so I'll probably have to drive further for maintenance in the future.

If his cock is as inept as his workmanship, it'd be a pretty limp hood ornament.

6:34 PM  
Blogger jac said...

Hard luck !! Sierra, but if it feels better, blog your heart out and spare him the heat until the week end. Poor fella doesn't know what is in store for him.

1:14 AM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

ooooh, go get 'em Sierrabella!

FUCK YOU TECH 115!!!!!

Let it fly....

1:34 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I know that you have no problem letting loose on someone when you're pissed and have a good right to be. I wouldn't want to be Tech 115. If the place is reputable then they'll make it right. The problem there is, how long will that take? I hate vehicle problems and this one is waaay too new to have problems.

6:38 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

If I don't 'get' him Karma will.

Thank you as always for your support!

This is a dealership, they'd better make things right!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Ruh-roh. I wouldn't wanna be Tech 115. If he's like most everyone else in the country (I have issues this week) it will be someone else's fault.

1:09 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I know exactly what you mean...

On a lighter note, I found out this morning that a friend who'd moved back to New Orleans is "OK."
Hearing just "OK" is better than hearing nothing at all, as you know.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Indigo Red said...

You were lucky you found a turn-out after 4 miles. I'm from the Gold Country myself (Auburn) And up in the hills the roads are so narrow even squirrels can't pass.

If the motor is shot, the dealer should replace it gratis and pronto.

I once had a defective pair of pants inspected by 115. Wonder if it's the same guy?

2:47 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

indigo red-
Welcome and howdy neighbor!
I visited your site the other day after reading your comments at sylvana's (I believe.)
I'm beginning to think #115 is the temporary number given to the incompetent guy everywhere.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

I think I am glad that I am not tech 115 come Tuesday. I hate taking my car in, I am always afraid of what they didn't remember to do. I think because I had this happen many years ago. I am always afraid they are going to screw something up.

3:43 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...


I've heard horror stories about mechanics, but haven't had troubles at any dealerships until now.

Right now I'm just glad Tech 115 didn't decide to become a Doctor!

3:50 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Good news about your friend SierraBella. Yes "OK" is better than most things you hear coming out of there.

7:36 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Worse than demons?? Ouch! I certainly hope it doesn't come to that... y'know... calling the ***whisper*** l a w y e r s!! *heh*

It's alright, girlfriend, I feel your pain and if the vehicle's damaged, they'd best be replacing it or I'll call a cavalry of law school friends an' git all up the dealer's to speak.

7:39 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Yeah, I'm happy to know she's alive!
The last I'd heard, she'd owned several properties in New Orleans...

I was thinking about you when I wrote that comment, and figuring you were a lot like a couple of lawyers I know.
They love lawyer jokes! One has a shark plaque in his home office, with a well-known joke inscribed.
Our attorney is pretty good actually... but who knows, we might need all available legal bodies getting "all up the dealer's grill!"
Not to mention that would be a great picture to post.

7:58 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

you're welcome.... I could always come and set up a 'friendly' poker game heh heh....

1:26 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

How about luring them into a friendly little game of strip poker, and take some blackmail photos when they lose?

We could end up with some brand new cars, for free!

11:31 AM  
Blogger jac said...

Karma is just a word, it is not an act, Sierra !!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

I would definitely think about having another mechanic look it over for damage. These yahoos could just say that there wasn't much damage- or any. And after all, they were the guys who screwed up in the first place!

2:51 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Per my dictionary: "... the whole ethical consequence of one's acts considered as fixing one's lot in the future existance. Hence, loosely, destiny; fate."

Sounds like you've been there before...

5:37 PM  
Blogger jac said...

Karma is from the sanscrit word 'Karmam', which is true to be an ethical sequence, but not an individual act. It is a sequence. In a way you may be right.
I can't debate with a rescuer. Can I ?

7:35 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

ha! now you're thinking....

11:47 PM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

I absolutely HATE dealing with car people. They treat women like idiots. The last time I took my car for an oil change at the Ford Dealership where we bought it they busted my washer fluid reservoir. It's still not fixed because hubby keeps forgetting and I won't call them. I refuse to deal with car shit now. Why have a husband if he won't take care of that stuff? I hope your vehicle is okay.

5:38 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

My son is a Hindu teacher, and has recited some Sanskrit prayers to me. It's a lovely, almost musical language.
What I had said was "If I don't 'get' him Karma will" meaning he's creating his own destiny. Therefore I don't necessarily need to seek revenge.

Yes! Hope you're still doing well with the poker... I might need you!

rae ann-
I generally take care of this kind of stuff because my husband doesn't want to blow his top at them.
I always wanted to marry a man who was mechanical or had carpentry skills, but have settled with someone who is kind and loving.
Who knew?

10:21 AM  
Blogger jac said...


11:33 AM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

not to worry.... I just won another tourney!

2:22 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Great, now 'yer' talking like us 'country folk!'

Good grief, I'm probably going to see you on TV on one of the poker shows!

3:28 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

that's my goal :)

11:30 AM  

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