That Cost Me $202

Yesterday I walked out of Office Depot and find this embedded in my tire.

Arrrrg!!!  I really, really didn't want to see this.  And if you don't know, DON'T PULL IT OUT!!  It let's all the air out and now you've got to change a flat.

Well on the way back to church there is a tire shop I go to occasionally.  So I stop in and ask, "How much?"

Waiting, Waiting, Hyperventilating, Waiting, Waiting

"2 tires - $202"
"Dude, you got anything cheaper?"
"Nope, that is the cheapest ones we have?"
"Are you kidding me?  I've use to come here and get this done for $150."
"Yea, those days are gone."
"Fine, put the tires on."

Oh, I am not happy.  Then I asked him about some certain brand names that I have used in the past only to discover they are now as much as the premium brand tires.  WOW!

So I go outside and have them pull the screw out of the tire.  This is what I see.

A little, itty, bitty screw that didn't even puncture the tire.

AHHHHHHHHHH!

Now I needed to get new tires anyway (they were getting bald)  But the lesson learned is this.

GO TO THE TIRE SHOP AND PULL THE SCREW OUT BEFORE YOU WALK IN AND PAY $202.

There, lesson learned.


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