Turns out I’m not the only one who got a rogue locksmith at the door. Dozens of readers emailed that something similar happened to them. I will present you some special key stories on Saturday. But there are more cheaters who save money from our (little) misery.
A few months ago, for example. My own garage was closed. That can happen sometimes. But we had to leave and now! While we had a half empty tire. I carefully drove around with the half empty tire. Fortunately, there are at least twenty garages in the immediate vicinity of our house. I do not lie. One of them was probably already open.
I was right. I get out. ,,What’s going on, sir?” I point to the left front tire. “Loafer,” I say. “It happens often. The rim does not fit the tire completely. This is due to the constant change of summer and winter tires.” Yes, I’m an amateur, of course, but I manfully hint in such a conversation that I’m not from yesterday.
I shake my head in disbelief. I am not crazy? But you’re still doubting
“Ah yes,” said the man. “Just drive in and we’ll pump it up.” That’s great, I think, garage owners, always happy and no hassle. I drive the car inside. They’re pumping up my tire. I’m next to it. The boy who does it says: ,,I’ll just check the other tires.” I think: OK, great. Does he come back: “Your right rear tire is flat. Did you know that?”
huh? I walk with him. ,,Look,” he says, ,,weak!” Yes. I can’t believe my eyes. He looks at me questioningly. I have to say now: do a new one then! But I don’t trust it. “Really?” I ask. He shrugs. “I’ll pump it up, but if I were you…”
I shake my head in disbelief. I am not crazy? But you’re going to have doubts. Shit dude, we have to drive a few 100 kilometers in a bit. “Pum it up,” I finally say. “If it’s leaking, I’ll come back to you for a new one.”
Three months later: the band is still hard. Extremely hard. In my own town, 100 meters from my own house, they are trying to play a tourist trick on me. Do you have them too, such incidents? Share them, for the sake of learning.
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