Thursday, August 17, 2006

That was a mistake!

My car has just been serviced. The service started on Friday but they realised some major work needed to get done and it wasn't until Monday that I could get the car back. Steering column, front struts, worn tires all fixed up.

The mistake wasn't getting the work done, the car is driving better than it has in ages. It cost a packet getting it all done, but now the car should be good for another couple of years.

The mistake was that at some point in the process, the passenger side window (completely electronic) was fixed. But wait, you say, how can a window getting fixed be a mistake? The window has been permanently shut for a couple of years now. I once inquired about getting it fixed, but they told me that to fix it would require replacing the door panel and would cost $400-500. It didn't seem nearly important enough for that kind of money. Now some mechanic fixed the problem without replacing the door panel and I didn't get whacked the price of a door panel.


  1. Many years ago I sent my ageing 386 in for repairs. It's eight RAM slots were filled with 256Kb RAM sticks, for a grand total of 2Mb of RAM.

    When it came back, the repair guys (obviously sick of waiting for Windows 3.1 to boot up) had replaced those eight modules with four 1Mb sticks, and forgotten to swap them back out.

    Woohoo! double RAM!


  2. Wow, that's a much cooler mistake then mine! I had a moment of panic when I saw the window was opened thinking 'oh no, I'll never be able to roll it up now' but I was wrong.