Sooo… Yesterday evening, I’m at the local grocery store with a set of gas pumps offset from the main store, filling up my tank when a high end Mercedes SUV comes pulling in with a low tire… I’m standing maybe 20 feet away and I’m wondering who is driving.
It’s got a vanity plate, and is from Dallas. Out climbs this 20 something yuppie, you know the type, perfect hair, de rigueur gold rimmed aviator sunglasses, carefully groomed moustache, pink oxford button down, khaki shorts, and boat shoes…
He walks around the back of the SUV, looks down at the tire, kicks it, and goes over to the air machine. He picks up the hose, looks at it (it’s obvious he’s never seen one of these up close), tries various things, drops it in disgust, and goes stomping into the little store/gas office.
A minute or so later, the lady on duty comes out, points to the slot on the side of the air machine and says rather loudly, “You’ve got to put money in it. Right there!”
He sniffed (I kid you not), and said, “I never carry cash.”
Disgusted, she shakes her head and replies, again loudly, “Well, sir, I would suggest you walk over to the main store and use the ATM, or (where, oh where is the sarcasm font when I need it), you can call Mercedes service. I’m sure they would be happy to come out and help you.”
He looked at the distance to the main store (probably 60 yards), went back and got in the SUV. She walked by me shaking her head and muttering imprecations under her breath, including ‘Bless his heart’…
When I left, he was on the phone, to whom I have no idea, but if he DID call for service, I’d love to see the tech’s expression when he shows up to find this high end SUV PARKED IN FRONT OF THE AIR MACHINE!!!
I laughed all the way home…
Edit- Dayum, that is an EXPENSIVE SUV Mercedes GLS580 starts at $98,000!!!