Unnecessary brake pads
This one is funny! When Leisa bought the car for her daughter as a graduation gift a few weeks ago, she heard squeaking noises underfoot. So, to remedy the situation, she asked a few men what the problem might be and they all said it must be the brake pads that need changing. So she bought the brake pads (they were only £18) and we set off Sunday morning to this one garage that was highly recommended to us.
When we arrived and parked up outside the garage and called the fella, he told us on the phone that yes he could do it and it would only take a few minutes once he had it hoisted up. Well, when he came out and actually saw us, he got very jittery and in fact told us that he was moving the garage that day and so wouldn’t be able to do it. We were left ‘befuddled’ (that’s a new word and understatement, lol).
Long story short, when we called back the guys who had recommended him, they told us that what he said was ‘Bull Sh** and not true. Guess what? When he saw the way we were dressed, he thought we had come from the council! That’s why he gave us that story. Apparently, he’s not been paying Caeser’s dues!
The guy thought our shocking orange coats were actually hi-vis jackets that people from the council wear.
Anyway, we went back on Monday and he apologized and hoisted the car up. Within a few minutes, he told us that the brake pads on the car were brand new so he did not need to change them! We offered the new ones to him and he said to either take them back or save them for when they do need changing. So what was making the squeaking noise? It was actually the footwear.
Unnecessary car insurance quote
The car insurance runs out soon and the current insurance company sent over a quote which was more than double the last one! I always find it slightly cheeky when they say something to the effect “We already have your bank details so you don’t need to do anything!”
We know only too well not to fall for that. We’ve even been known to call up and complain! So a quick comparison on Money Supermarket or one of those sites gave us a much better quote. Sure, inflation has gone up, but no one’s salary, well, at least not us, is going up as high as their quotes.
House title deed thing
Last week we managed to pay off one of the mortgages. Whohoo! It’s such a great feeling. So now we will get the title deed, and the bank won’t have any hold over it. Well, when the document came for us to fill out, one of us (wink wink), started filling out the details for the house that was sold, not the one that was paid off. A few crossing out of the unnecessary details and refilling with the correct details, along with a postal order for £7 means we’ll have the title deed soon.
I was knocked down this week with flu-like symptoms for a few days. On the first day, I took three different doses of paracetamol, hoping for the symptoms to go away. Well, when day 2 came and I didn’t feel any better, I stopped taking the paracetamol as I thought it was totally unnecessary. We are both down now by the way. We both had the flu jab days apart last week but we don’t know if that’s related.
Hopefully, a few rest days with lots of liquids and Vitamin C-rich fruits will set us right.
We hope you have had a great and interesting week with the bits that make our lives special and different. Thanks to Anne for allowing us to share in the linky again this week.