A part of me wants to dwell on the events of today so far and make a point of saying how much of a waste of my day this has been. But then the other part of me is sitting here in the park writing this blog so it is not an entire waste of the day. It just did not go as planned. I am getting better at knowing the difference again. A couple years ago I started to realize that the plans you make for the day are not necessarily what you will end up doing that day so all you can do is just go with the flow.
Last week I had my truck in for a brake check, after about fifteen minutes they came back to me and said that my brakes were fine, and they wondered why I had brought it in. I told them the issues I was having, and that the mechanic would have to take it out on the highway and not the rear service road in order to experience what I was feeling. About forty-five minutes later, now 5pm, she came back and told me that the mechanic felt the issue and it turned out my front rotors were starting to warp, and my brake pads needed replacement. She told me they would need two hours to do all the work (front and back) and, of course since they had just wasted an hour, they did not have time to do it that day. I was told I could bring my truck in today at 1pm for service.
Well, today I bring my truck in, and they can’t find the appointment in the computer. I even recalled, verbatim, the conversation I had had with her the week before and how I only have Sundays and Mondays to get work done. So now my brake service must wait two weeks to be performed, and I have meetings and appointments scheduled in Barrie, Mildmay, Lucknow and going back and forth to work in Port Elgin before then. I am, to say the least, not impressed but there is no point in asking what they can do for me to compensate for my lost time and the drive down here. It is just not worth the hassle.
What I will do is start shopping around for another local mechanic. I do not see the point in bitching and complaining, I just will not continue to give them my business, at least, not after they finally complete the work on May 6th they were supposed to do today.
What does that mean I am supposed to be doing today? Well in a few minutes, after I am finished this blog, I will be sitting here enjoying the mild spring day. I am not prepared to go anywhere really as I did not wear my hiking shoes or get out early enough in the day to travel to one of the hiking trails in the region. I should keep my hiking shoes in my truck but then if I wanted to explore Inverhuron I would have to go to my truck. I know eh, so many steps and I would have to carry my keys with me.
I should create a listing of all the conservation areas I need to explore and photograph this spring and summer. I heard there is a place with trails near Goderich that I need to walk, the Maitland Woods Trail is 4.3 kilometres, that is not too bad seeing as I walk that far every time that I visit Allan Park.
I am going to enjoy some of this sunshine now. I hope that if your day started as disappointing as mine did that it ended on a better note.
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