Friday, March 20, 2009

Here We Go Again ...

It's a Friday and normally I'm really happy and joyful on Fridays cos I live for the weekends. But not this Friday. I'm pretty frustrated right now cos my car is in its acting up phase again. Right now, it's jacked up in the mechanic shop a few doors away from my office with half its lower guts removed and being replaced with some new parts ... siggghhh ...

There goes a couple of much needed hard earned cash just to get it ship shape again. It actually started acting up a few days ago but only yesterday did it really protest much louder and I couldn't put off from not sending it in. I have my normal panel of mechanics, yes, yes, I have a panel of them seeing as how my car just loves visiting mechanic shops but unfortunately all of them are near where I stay and I happen to work in KL these days.

So my boss recommended his mechanic seeing as how it's just a few doors away and I could still sit in the office and do work instead of having to take the day off to get it fixed. Smart boss isn't he? Darn, there goes my chance to bum off ... LOL! Anyways, I hope the mechanic is good cos I feel uncomfortable sending my car to mechanics I don't really know.

I think I've had numerous postings about my car before. My car really has a mind of its own and only my regular mechanics are familiar with its workings and normally know how to molly coddle it back to good health. A new mechanic on the other hand might find it a tad too difficult to troubleshoot the problem. But my boss insists the mechanic is pretty decent and who am I to argue with my boss, right?

Right now, I'm a little concerned though cos I sent it there first thing in the morning and it's still jacked up on the urmmm, what do your call that contraption that raises your car up so they can work underneath it? I think you know what I mean, ya? Well, right now it's still up there and not much activity is happening to get it back into working condition.

I do hope they can get it fixed by the time work is over cos I hate having to hang around waiting for it to be ready and what's worse is, I don't have transport to head home if they can't fix it today, god forbid though! Don't expect me take flag down a taxi or a bus cos I have no idea how to take one seeing as how I haven't taken one in years!

Every time I go over and ask the mechanic when it will be ready, he has his standard answer all ready, which is:

'Jangan takut, petang lambat sikit boleh siap.' (Don't worry, it'll be ready late evening.)

That's not really very reassuring cos late evening could mean anytime and judging by the amount of parts he's removed and has strewn all over the floor, I have my serious doubts. And my boss isn't helping my mood all that much by saying I could always sleep over in the office if the car is not ready! I have half a mind to hit him on the head ... LOL!

Oh god, it's starting to rain now. That's gonna put a spanner in the works. And strangely enough whenever it rains, everything seems to slow down, not just the traffic! Somebody up there must not really like me all that much. I've been having a pretty rough week with one thing happening after another. And its been pretty relentless. I was hoping for an easy Friday and now this happens ... siggghhh ...
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38 comments:

  1. I hope you get your car fixed on time ready for you to head home.

    I have a trusted mechanic too and believe me...having a trustworthy one's very important. That goes for having a good locksmith and plumber too.

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  2. Nick: I hope you get ur car back just in time to go home, unless your boss is kind enuff to offer to send you home or even loan you a car ahhahahaha, well who knows rite? XD

    Anyways, this is so remind me of my dad's car, it breaks down every now and then and mum dislikes when he uses her car, knowing how rough dad is with driving on roads. It's like he slams into everything and anything that blocks his way @_@

    *scary it is

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  3. Is your car hinting on you Nick? You know, like get a new one perhaps? LOL!

    Hope it is ready before you clock out today.

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  4. Sure hope your car is ready by now. Otherwise, its double trouble for u, no car to go home & raining some more...;)

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  5. Heheee...i cannot imagine if you really went to hit ur boss head..ahahahha!!
    I have a bad friday too..but i hope your car will be out soon (5 minutes from now??? hehee)

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  6. Don't worry la Nick.. your car will be fine... don't la go hit your boss head... You can always ask him to opt you his car..

    LOL!

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  7. Uh... car trouble is no fun at all. Most of my emergency leave is caused by car trouble... anyway, hope you got your car back on time :)

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  8. Maybe it's time you change your car. Ask you boss for a new car lah. Haha! : )

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  9. Mei Teng - Well, the good news is it was ready on time :D The bad news is I'm so much poorer now :(

    Yup, a locksmith is one person where trustworthiness is on the list of highs ... :D

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  10. Maslight - LOL! My boss is kind but I don't think he is that accommodating.

    LOL! Your dad should go into rallying la ...

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  11. Carol - LOL! It probably is! But unfortunately I can't really afford a new car for now.

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  12. Mama Mia - Yeah, no car, no transport and rain is a lousy combination! LOL! But my car did come out on time :D

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  13. Kadus Mama - I'd probably be out of a job! LOL!

    I'm just looking forward to Saturday. I want to get the bad week over and done with.

    It took a little longer than 5 minutes but it was ready on time :D

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  14. Bosscat - Thanks for the confidence :D I could but I don't think he'll be that generous :D

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  15. Terra Shield - Car trouble can ruin your whole week, maybe even month! I managed to get it back just in the nick of time :D

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  16. Foongpc - I think you're right but there is this teeny weeny little problem of not being able to afford a new car ... LOL!

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  17. Hola Nick! Again???? Aiyo.... I think it's time u tell ur boss that u need a company car la! :):):)

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  18. Marzie - Urmmm, with the times being as it is right now? I think my boss will give my behind a swift kick la ... LOL!

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  19. Meleah - The good news is it's fixed. The bad news is I'm poorer by a couple of hundred dollars!

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  20. Hope your CAR is much better now :)

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  21. Oh man, that sucks. Car repair is very expensive nowadays so my heart goes out to you.

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  22. All I know about my car is it has four tyres that move :)

    Cool banner btw!

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  23. It is time to get a new car! :p

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  24. Jen - Thanks Jen, so far the car is back to normal :D

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  25. The real Mother Hen - It is, I think I need a bank loan just to pay for the darn thing ...

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  26. Savante - What? You mean it has four tyres? LOL!

    Glad you like the banner, it's so me ... lazy, that is ... LOL!

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  27. Rose - Good idea Rose but I also need to find more money ... LOL!

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  28. ask your boss for company car :D

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  29. Samantha - LOL! That would be the ideal situation wouldn't it?

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  30. I think its time for you to get new car Nick :) If yes, tell me..i can recommend you to few nice saleman...LOL!! Serious, since i work with this new company...banyak car salesman i know..hahah..and oh if you need it to be tinted..CALL ME!

    Self promoting pula me kan here??LOL!Sorry can't help it la..neway, i hope everything is well dy now. Happy weekend Nick!

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  31. I thought it's Friday already. I hope your car's working by now. That's the common problem with cars that's why there's mechanics for that. But not that easy to find a good one.

    You must have been driving all your life, you don't know how to take the bus anymore, lol! Time to learn again?

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  32. Emelda - No money la to buy a new one :( But at least now I know who to look for if I need a good car salesman ... hehehe ...

    Happy weekend to you too :D

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  33. Marlene - It's Friday today and it has been a week since my last post ... LOL!

    I wasn't really driving all my life but ever since I bought my first car all those years ago, I forgot how to take a bus already ... LOL!

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  34. Your post says It's Friday! but alas it is last friday's!

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  35. BT - Yeah, it has been a week since my last post ... LOL!

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  36. Nick, I don't have a car, but I know how much expensive is to get the car fixed. And a trusted mechanic is too hard to find! :o)

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  37. Cidao - Well, sometimes I wish I didn't have a car, I'd probably be filthy rich! LOL!

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