Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I've been screwed...

...and it wasn't fun. A tyre on my car had been making a clicking sound every time it went around. I realised something was caught in it but I was kinda hoping that whatever it was, was also blocking the hole. That's how it works right?

When I got back to my car after Blogopolis in Syndey (yes, managed to drop it casually into conversation AGAIN) my back tyre was fairly deflated. A little like me. We took it to the servo for a quick blow job at the air pressure stand and it was good to go.

Yesterday, I left the car at Kmart Tyre and Auto in Kippa Ring for them to have a look. When I picked it up they had saved the massive screw imbedded in the tyre because they were so impressed by it's length and width. Typical men!!

It is pretty impressive though.


On Tuesdays I link up with Diary of a SAHM

42 comments:

  1. If you're going to stuff your tyre by driving over a screw, make it a big one!

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  2. lol, that's hilarious. reminds me of a similar story. i think car guys must take delight in this.

    our old car was running with barely any power, and I had to limp it from toowoomba to brissie in 2nd gear revving the engine the whole time. a few days at the mechanic... they had to take engigne apart and put it back together again... cost over $900... there was a dent in the top of one of the valvues. The mechanic gave me the valve (looks just like a big screw). it sat on my stairway for ages and taunted me. i probably stil lhave it somewhere... :)

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    1. I'm glad my big screw only cost me $35. I wonder where the value has disappear to? Maybe off taunting someone else. Rx

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  3. Happened to me once in a shopping centre with a small child in tow and a carload of groceries, including icecream and seafood. Oh, and the child was running a bit of a temperature. Finally, the NRMA guy arrived, fitted my spare tyre (I know but I can't. That's why I have NRMA membership!) and then I discovered I was 8 minutes past my free parking allowance. They tried to charge me the $20 or so. I refused to pay. Eventually they opened the barrier for me as people started queuing up behind me.

    The ice cream was never the same again, we didn't get food poisoning from the fish and the tyre guys showed me a mofo enormous nail they extracted from the tyre the next day!

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    1. Bad timing. I wouldn't have paid for parking either. I can't change a tyre. My husband has shown me a few times so I can do it myself. But for some reason my brain just doesn't want to retain that information. Rxx

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  4. That happened to me recently, too. Stupid screws and nails. So funny they were impressed by its size... Size does matter, then?!!

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  5. Hahaha! There's was plenty of naughty references in that post. What a giggle and yeah, men will comment on length any chance they get.

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    1. Too many? Now I am paranoid. Thanks for commenting. Rachel x

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  6. Yep i had that too a couple of weeks ago...only nowhere near as big as that and yet they said it had lodged in just the right (or wrong) spot rendering the tyre useless and in need of replacing!

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    1. Oh no, mine was just a slow leak and a patch it job. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Rx

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  7. lol love the blokey reaction! I too was recently screwed (well, my tyre was) and I was less than impressed. 350kms from home, without Mr Handyman and about 10kms from my destination. Silly screws!

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    1. That would have been terrible. I hope you didn't have to wait to long to be rescued. Or did you change the tyre yourself? That would be impressive. Rx

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  8. Love the naughty refs ! ha ha..

    Lucky you were close by to help, my worst nightmare is winding up in the middle of nowhere with no reception and that happening... nightmares stuff I tells yah...

    Think i've watched too many crappy movies!!

    Meagan

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    1. I think I have watched the same crappy movies :) Thanks for visiting. Rx

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  9. Tee hee, double entendres galore!
    Typical men indeed!

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    1. I probably got a little carried away :) Rx

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  10. Well if you are going to get screwed may as well make it a big one!

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    1. True! You have to make the most of it. Rx

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  11. Quick blow job. Love it. Shame I didn't get to meet you on Saturday. I found the whole thing pretty overwhelming! x

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    1. It was. So many people and so little time. I would love to have caught up. Next time! Rachel x

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  12. When I had my hysterectomy recently, the surgeon took photos of the removed bit to show me afterwards!!! Yup, definitely a guy thing ;-)

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  13. Oh, man! Were you screwed over!!! LOL!
    See...and blow jobs only last for so long ;)
    Damn! Looks like everyone got in earlier than me with all the good jokes !

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  14. Well, I think you missed one... something to do with getting a ride...?

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    1. I think I could have gone on for a while, but I probably would have lost half my readers :) Rachel x

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  15. oOoo!!! Glad you had your head screwed on and got it checked out :P

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  16. Wow! If you're going to get something caught in your tyre, you might as well do it properly!
    Impressive,(as the blokes would say!) :)

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    1. Thanks Tracey, yes it was pretty impressive. Rx

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  17. Ha ha. Love this and love the comments. :) everyone has beaten me to all the classic 11 yo boy jokes. Love them xx

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    1. I felt like an 11yo writing it too :) Rx

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  18. Oops! Glad you lasted long enough to get home!

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    1. Yes me too, it was a long day and that would have pushed me over the edge. Rachel x

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  19. I totally giggled that you threw the word blow job in the there. Immature much? ;)

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    1. It made me giggle too just writing it because it's not a word I throw around willy nilly :) Rachel x

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    2. Haha, I'm glad someone appreciated it, thanks Janet

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  20. Blimy that is a big screw! Totally snorted at the blow job reference ;)

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    1. It was massive. I might make it into some crafty piece of art and become a craft blogger :) Rachel

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