Dodged a bullet
Today, I had a slew of errands to run. I was in dire need of a haircut, so I began with a trip to Great Clips. They open at 9:00 and I was there about 5 after. I like getting it done early, to avoid having to wait. I was in and out in about 20 minutes.
Then I needed to get my car washed. I usually do it at home, but there are severe water restrictions so I succumbed to visiting the local Robertson’s car wash. My car was particularly dirty, as I put over a thousand miles on it during the Thanksgiving week, and it was not so clean before I left. It has been parked in the garage most of the time during the pandemic, so, while it was dusty, the paint is in good shape. It had been a year since I had it waxed, so, I spent the extra dollars for the hand waxing. Of course the attendant was trying really hard to sell me the clay service (using clay to remove paint contaminants that have bonded to the finish.) He clumsily tried to tell me that there was tree sap on the paint. I called bollocks to that, as I knew that it couldn’t be the case.
After it was complete, checked (the finger test) and alas, the paint surface is smooth. Nice try to upsell, but it wasn’t needed. If I needed a clay/polish/seal, I would do that myself. I am a bit of a snob about my paint.
Of course, a block away from the car wash is a dangerous place. The local Guitar Center. The temptation to stop in and browse the inventory of Fender Stratocasters was almost overpowering. But alas, I have been able to avoid that temptation.
Last on the list was a stop by the grocery store to pick up a few items to make dinner, planned to be a Taco Salad.
I made it home safely, and without dropping more than a grand.