Last week Thursday I brought in a huge pumpkin to keep here at the shop, since Halloween is right around the corner it would be nice to get in the spirit. Scott (owner) thought it was good idea but didn’t want to carve it just because he didn’t want it to attract bugs. But me n the guys thought other wise. Fred (general service) helped me carry this Big Ol’ pumpkin into the bay were Eran (mechanic) had his air drill and we all took turns or should I say the guys did. Either way I would rather them do it them myself because knowing me I would cut a finger off due to the fact that still is super fast and super sharp. I personally need all my fingers plus I just got a manicure. It was the fast way I ever saw someone carve a pumpkin.The most I did was sketch the drawling I wanted and cleaned the inside. It was the perfect way for all of us to end the day and do something fun as a team. We even put Scott’s flash light that blinks super fast just to give it that extra creepy look!
So, do you remember I mentioned how everyone at Steve’s are pranksters? Well last week on Wednesday I found a spare duck in one of the cabinets in the waiting room office, so I took it upon myself to grab it and start the duck war once again. Just to make work a little more exciting I grabbed it and was going to stick it in Freddy’s (general service) muffler but I thought about it and didn’t want Freddy blowing up being my fault. I checked crazy bird man Wayne’s (mechanic) car and the door was open I looked for the best possible place to hide the wooden duck and I decided to put it under a towel he has on his seat.
That Thursday morning he told me how good I got him. He felt something poking his back the whole way home so he pulled over on interstate 95 to check and there was quacky. But surely a couple hours later when I was taking a break I decided to use the bathroom it was a little odd that Wayne was in the customer’s bathroom but I figured someone was in the mechanic’s bathroom so once I saw him I went inside. Thankfully before I sat down I looked and there was the duck hanging by two metal wires just high enough that he wasn’t touching the water. I had officially been DUCKED!
So my birthday started off with a 45 minute walk to work in the rain. My car is at the shop because my crank pulley broke but that’s a whole different story. So when I got to work my hair was frizzy I was wet, tired, out of breath and cold! Once I got in the office of course we would be busy customers walking in and out and phone was ringing off the hook. I couldn’t even get my coffee in so it felt like the day was dragging on by. I even had a late lunch due to us being busy. But bird man Wayne this crazy old mechanic that can’t go five seconds without crowing bought me Taco Bell for my big day.
When I walked in I saw Sid, the owners father, and I got so excited because I could see from the distance he had my birthday cone cupcakes in his hands that he was bringing me. It took a while to get everyone to sing me happy birthday but eventually everyone got together. It’s always so embarrassing getting sung to I didn’t know where to look because it was just so awkward a bunch of guys singing to me. So I just stared straight ahead. Once all that was done it was finally time to eat my chocolate cupcake with a pink animal cracker on top that I had been waiting for since august. Let me tell you my cupcakes where BOMB!! After all that and having a sugar rush Scott (owner)walks in with a camouflage hat sits it on my desk and says “happy birthday” he’s such character. By the time everything settled down I was hoping to leave at least on time but just my luck I left 30 minutes after 7 but that’s alright my birthday was great for a 9 hr shift at STEVE’S. By far hands down one of the best birthday at work.
So normally when you’re new and you want to fit in you always try to help your fellow co-workers with just about anything, that’s exactly what happened to our new assistant manager, Patrick, on his second day working at Steve’s. I bet if he would have known what would have happened he would have never volunteered.
Ray our general service guy was outside de-rusting the doors to the shed where we keep the tires so I guess Patrick being a good new assistant manager decided to assist Ray. He stood on 2 buckets of paints where he fell in and got completely covered from waste down in paint. We all felt bad for the guy so one of the owner let him go home to get cleaned up, while our general service manager stayed and helped scrub off the paint on his shoes. But there was only so much he was able to clean off. So until today almost 2 weeks later those boots are just sitting out there being air dried. Poor guy maybe he should have let Ray do it on his own. Now his two day old new boots are forever ruined.
So this week I thought it would be fun if I had Scott (BIG BOSS) answer some BG questions about Brake Fluid Flush. He’s such a team player so of course he said yes! The plan was I would give him 8 questions and he would give me 8 questions to answer but I have yet to receive mine. It took me about a day to get some questions for him to answer. But eventually I was able to get them. Unlike me, he answered the questions within 10 minutes but just to annoy him I circled two questions that I thought he could have been answered with more details. So I gave him back the questions, his face was priceless he couldn’t believe that I was asking for more and to explain. This time I didn’t get the questions back for an hour. Over all I think I learned about brake fluid flush just by look up questions and reading answers. By this rate I’ll be taking Scott’s job. JUST KIDDING!!!