Dec 10, 2008

He Will Make It Up On Volume

This is a type of desert lavender. Drought tolerant, colorful, aromatic and attractive to bees. What more could you ask? Talk about your bad business plans. It is amazing to me that the criminal who governs Illinois thought selling the Senate appointment he wields, was a good idea or even something that he could pull off. What an arrogant disgrace to public service. Let's hope that the President-to-be was clear of this mess. Speaking of bad business plans, I noticed a young guy in the store yesterday morning. He was in and out a couple of times, before he happened upon me. It turned out that he was installing a sound system in a car for someone and decided to do it in our parking lot so that he would be close to supplies. When I encountered him, he was in need of some tubing to protect the wiring under the hood. He mulled over the two dollar cost, noting to me that he was only making $50 on the deal so he had to be careful of his costs. At noon he was back in looking for a tool to open a locked car. He locked the keys in the ignition and couldn't get in. We couldn't help. Ultimately, he called a locksmith who charged him $50 to open the door. Just before closing he was back. It seems that while the car was locked up, the lights were on and the battery died. He needed jumper cables to jump start the car. Our jumper cables sell for $12.95 and since he was already about $65 into this $50 dollar job, he didn't want to pay for any. Luckily, I had to jump start one of our kid's cars the other day and my cables were in the Junkster. He found a passerby willing to provide a jump start. At six in the evening he finally drove off, on his way to deliver the car to its owner. I saw him at ten in the morning, so I know he worked on that car for at least eight hours, losing about $15 or $20 on the job. Not the way it was supposed to work out. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

11 comments:

bitchlet said...

I could be that guy.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i'm reeling regarding the news about the illinois governor!

Kurt said...

I've been there - auto repair. I should have charged more.

Reya Mellicker said...

Poor guy - big ambitions, no ability to gauge how complicated the task at hand would become.

I'm talking about the guy at your store, not Blagojevich. Did you hear excerpts of the tapes? That guy does not have all his marbles. Something is very wrong there.

I don't believe for one second that Obama was involved in any way. He generally steers clear of drama.

Megan said...

I didn't think anything about politicians had the power to surprise me any more. Wrong again!

Hopefully 'sound system' guy learned a valuable lesson about running your own business...

tut-tut said...

Well, I just don't know about anything anymore. The governor, the auto guy: nothing makes sense.

Anonymous said...

He probably would have been Okay if he hadn't locked the keys in the car. That sounds like it was the worst part of working of the sound system

Nan Patience said...

desert lavender, mmm.

What would we do if Obama was in cahoots? Then what...

Steve said...

That poor guy!

As for the gov, it really is amazing how arrogant and disconnected people can be.

bitchlet said...

URGENT- Need your address.

bella rum said...

That is one sad story, but the desert lavender is beautiful.