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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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I thought I've heard it all

The other day at work (I manage an auto parts store) A guy came in and said that he needed a part. He was looking for a (check engine light relay). At first we thought he was kidding, He wasen't. We tried to explain to him that there no such thing. He wouldn't believe us. He went on to explain why his check engine relay was bad. When he goes to start his van, he turns the key to the on position and sees the check engine light, then he starts the van. Now he turns the key to the on position and the light doesn't go on and the van doesn't start. And he knows that their is one because he came from one of my competitors ( I won't name which one) and they said that was the problem and they were out of stock on that part. We explained to him that we couldn't help him with that and that he should take the van to a local shop and get it fixed. Now I've heard a lot of thing in my day, but this is one of the funniest things I've ever heard.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 02:17 AM
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Oy.. who was the competitor (so people know who to avoid)?

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 02:36 AM
 
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at least he didn't want a radiater for a 68' beetle...
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 08:06 AM
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Or a waterpump for a Corvair.
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That is funny. I wonder if the competitor was messing with him and sent him to you guys? lol.

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 10:17 AM
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I say props to the competitor because they got him out of the store.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 10:21 AM
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I say props to the competitor because they got him out of the store.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 10:23 AM
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That is funny. I wonder if the competitor was messing with him and sent him to you guys? lol.
That sounds about right... we did that in the electrical supply industry when walk in's were looking for certain light fixtures, lol!
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:17 AM
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my brother owns 4 auto repair shops so i get to hear about all the crazy people that come in.

a good one was this lady that got her oil changed. the guy that changed the oil must have forgot to reset the "change oil" light so when she goes to leave she notices its still on. she comes back in throwing a fit blaming them for either not changing the oil or changing it but using "bad" oil. they ask why would you think that. she says that this car is controlled by a computer (some 99 chevy something). he's like i know...all cars have a computer. so she says...but the computer knows the quality of the oil...thats what makes the light come on...and since the light didnt go off after the oil change you must have put bad oil in there. so he explains to her the truth about how the change oil light works but she doesnt believe him and storms out and says she's gonna sit in the parking lot till someone takes the car back inside and changes the oil. 5:30 rolled around and she was still sitting out there lol.

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:22 AM
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I use to work in a shop in my younger days, many many many moons ago. We had this one kid running around the shop looking for a metric screwdriver. Most of us were laughing so hard, tears came out.

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:37 AM
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:38 AM
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I use to work in a shop in my younger days, many many many moons ago. We had this one kid running around the shop looking for a metric screwdriver. Most of us were laughing so hard, tears came out.
Is that simialr to a metric crescent wrench??

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:43 AM
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Reminds me of the "710" cover joke...

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 11:46 AM
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Is that simialr to a metric crescent wrench??
Metric crescent adjustable wrenches do exist! I have one somewhere. It has millimeters labeled on it.

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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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I say props to the competitor because they got him out of the store.
Not really. They lost a sale. Most likely his problem is in the computer, pretty common in the older Chevy Astro vans. But we couldn't convince him. So we sent him on his way. It's stupidity really, anytime you mess with a customer and they don't come back thats a loss. Wherever he went they fixed his problem and now he knows that they were messing with him.

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When I was in the military we would send our new guys down to medical to get 4 feet of filopian (sp?) tube.

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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 12:24 PM
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I work in restaurants and this kind of thing gets done to basicly every new cook. The cool thing is other restaurants play along. You send a cook out to the restaurant across the alley for the "de-browner", that restaurant tells him they lent it out to the restaurant across the block, down the street, etc. Some people have been out for a couple hours before they gave up and came back empty handed. Some folks just don't come back. It's always funny.

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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 12:31 PM
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back in the day (which was a wednesday) I worked at McDonalds and we always send guys out looking for the seedless mac buns and the twist cone mix.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 01:40 PM
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Back in my high school days, a friend of mine would pull into McDonalds and ask for two waters and 4 catsups while in the drive through. Typically, they'd be like WTF, or they figured we didn't get water and catsup as part of an order and were going through again.

One day the attendent said hold on....manager come on the speaker and askes for our order. Two waters and four catsups please. He says please pull around. When we up to the window he says they are out of water and catsup, and to hit the Burger King a block down.

We go to the Burger King, pull up to the drive up, Two waters and Four casups please. The kid at the window says, please pull up. The manager comes to the window and says "Did my brother send you??" as he hands us a drink tray with two waters and four catsups in it.

Apparently, one brother manages McDonalds and one Burger King...and the smarter of the two sent us to pester the dumber. LOL

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