Thursday, June 15, 2006

Quick lube or auction house?

Have you ever been to one of those quick lube oil change places where you sit in your car and wait while they work their magic in 10 minutes or less?

Sure you have - unless you're one of the cool people who have their own driveway, oil pan and the initiative to crawl under your car and risk getting oil in your face.

Anyhow, I was at a certain quick lube shop this afternoon and noticed something that vaguely reminded me of an auction. It went something like this (insert auctioneer's loud, assertive voice):

Oil changer 1: Checked windshield-washer detergent, Baaaay 1!!!
Oil changer 2: Air in tires gets an OOOOOOOkaaaaaay, Baaaay 1!!!
Oil changer 1: Filling up brake fluid, Baaaaaay 2!!!
Oil changer 3: Oil pluuuuug out, Baaaaay 1!!!
Oil changer 2: Headlights get an OOOOOkaaaaay, Baaaaay 2!!!
Oil changer 3: Baaaay 2 cleared for customer exit!!!!
... and so forth.

It was like a combination of a drill sergeant and an auctioneer. Maybe you just had to be there, but it cracked me up.