Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Conspiracy Theory


I have a little conspiracy theory. Its been brewing for quite some time. It has to do with the local car washes in my area. Usually, I just dive through the automatic...because, lets face it, I love a drive thru! But, on occasion, when the rubber floor mats in my van have gum and various forms of taffy mashed into them, only a high-pressure powered hose will do the trick.
OK, so here's my theory. You see, I think the car washes purposefully put the buttons out of order. It never fails that I end up spending precious seconds trying to find the button I need next...all the while the countdown (in big red flashing numbers) is always there...pressuring me! My theory is, that I end up having to put in several extra quarters because of all the time I spend trying to figure out which button I should press next! So local car washes....I'm on to you...I know your little trick...and now all 15 people that read my blog will know too! HA!
And yes, if you're wondering, I did drive back into town the next day, with my camera to take that lovely picture. It's all about the blogging opportunity :)

12 comments:

  1. Talk about stress. There is nothing like running around your van as fast as you can, trying to spray all the soap off while that last minute is counting down. *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* . It's a lot of pressure.

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  2. What I think is so funny, is that you actually went back the next day to take a photo of the buttons! haha!

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  3. TOTALLY agree! Russ had to help me last time! He is good at finding the buttons quickly! So start training them now! Soon our boys will be washing the van FOR us! Can't wait for that day!
    on second thought it might be a little early for the two youngest, but Noah will totally take over for you as soon as he can read the labels!

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  4. You are so right on this one. It wouldn't be the first time consumers were driven through hoops on purpose. THink about how inconvenient grocery stores are set up....produce on one side, dairy on the other and rows and rows of miscellaneous in between. I laughed so hard when reading this post and love, just love, love, love that you took a photo.

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  5. what about the 30 seconds of your four minutes spent trying to get the soap out of the hose to actually rinse... i hear you about the gummy mats.

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  6. Ok, I need to get educated on this stuff or I am about to loose some big bucks.

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  7. I guess I need to wash my van more often!!! But hey, I started carrying my camera in my purse for moments such as these or when Casey is too quiet and is playing face paint with the chocolate he was supposed to be eating!!

    Have a good one!

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  8. oh man, I can relate. it's almost as bad as ordering at subway.

    (((((((((((stressful)))))))))))))

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  10. Okay, so I am still learing about all this blogging. I was just tying to edit my comment and endedup deleting it.
    What I was trying to say is this: I bought a small shop vac at Sears for $30. It doesn't clean carpet, but it sucks up everything and has attachments for getting into the cracks.

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  11. Oh yeah... I would have gone back to take a picture too! :)

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  12. This is silly, but I'm scared to do the carwash! Both the drive through kind or the do-it-yourself ones. I've never ever done it. I've gone with my husband, but never by myself. I'd rather wash the car in the driveway. I don't know what my problem is lol.

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