Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Jiffy Lube

I needed to get my oil changed the other day and I usually go to Saturn. But because of my non-stop schedule, I decided to go to Jiffy Lube because it was close by and I figured, hey it'll only be $20. They don't even have my car in the garage 2 minutes before one of the guys comes in to tell me that I need a motor flush. That they could drain my oil but all that would drain is the liquid stuff but that I have this sludgy buildup that they wouldn't be able to get to and a motor flush would clear that right up. He told me that they could go ahead and change my oil without it but that it'd be a waste of money and it'd be like putting on 3,000 miles after a regular oil change. Now keep in mind that my car is a 2004 Corolla with a little over 25,000 miles on it. Then the doofus had the nerve to come in again and try to tell me that I needed new air filters and all these fluids switched out, blah blah blah. Don't worry, I wasn't suckered into buying anything else. Anyway, after consulting with informed people (none of whom, may I add, had ever heard of a "motor flush" before), there is no way my car would have a "sludgy oil buildup" - it's too new. So instead of only spending $20, I walked out having spent $50 and I have a feeling they didn't do anything extra to my car.

Needless to say, I was livid.

I even emailed one of the local TV stations. They have this thing called Kake on Your Side so if you feel you've been slighted by a local business, they'll look into it and a derogatory story about that company could very well air. So far, I have received an email back saying that they'd look into it and see if they think it's newsworthy enough.

Oh - and my dad called and yelled at the manager. Yay dad!

Moral of the Story: Jiffy Lube is evil - don't give them your business.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


They did the smart thing. The Kids Voting Kansas committee picked my group's public service announcement to be televised this election season. The PSA that I wrote because no one else in my groups had the initiative to throw out any ideas. How cool is that? That is totally going on my resume!

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