Friday, May 24, 2013
Better Business Bureau
Well I know I'm a girl, and small, and blonde. I suppose that to many people, I look pretty vulnerable and gullible. Maybe I am. I think the next educational direction I pursue should be automotive mechanics 101. My car broke down last week and I've been waiting on Pep Boys at the corner of N Penn and W Memorial to run diagnostics and give me a quote. Supposedly, not only did I blow a belt and idler puller, but also my water pump and pulley. Well I had the 200$ to fix the belt but not the additional 600$ for a water pump, so I was fixing to just put it up for sale on the side of the street or something. Providentially, a friend got me in touch with a mechanic at the church (PTL!) who offered to fix the water pump for half price. The trouble started when I got the car towed to his shop, and he called me to say he couldn't fix it, because the pump wasn't broken! Wasn't even leaking! I guess if it came down to trying to decide if my water pump is bad or not, I'd be forced to trust a mechanic because at the moment I don't even know where it's located under the hood. The crooks at Pep Boys would have charged me all that money for a part I don't need and labor they weren't going to spend, and I would have been none the wiser. Definitely signing up for Mechanics 101 this fall!!! But in all seriousness, isn't God good?! I got to drive my car home yesterday without a penny more than what I'd spent to get the belt fixed. And Jonathan Steele, on behalf of Shepherd Automotive on the Broadways Extension Highway, didn't charge me at all! Wouldn't take anything except a gift car to lunch at Panera Bread, the least I could do for them. God is so good to have my back. Now I'm trying to file a complaint with OKC Consumer Fraud Agency and the Better Business Bureau. It's a tribute to the fact I'm working on my temper that I don't march back into Pep Boys and show them how much trouble a little blonde girl can give them! A big thanks to everyone who is praying for me while I'm on my own in Oklahoma City. God is so good to me, and this world is pretty crazy. I mean really, a water pump? At least they didn't try to tell me my headlights were out of hallogen fluid. I'm not that blonde!