Car Wash & Detail Center
Last week, before I headed in to pick up my new fancy mobile… I needed to get my car detailed. You know, make them think it looks even better than it is? So I was going to go to the one owned by an old neighbor, but I was having lunch with a friend and she said that this place, over on
I hand over my car and head into the waiting room.
It’s like a giant cheesey 80’s version of a bad lounge. Big puffy couches, mirrors everywhere.
I spread out! I’ve got work to do! So I have my laptop, black berry, wireless card, I’m good to go.
Around 3 I’m getting a little antsy, but I’m in the middle of some things so, I just keep on working.
Then it happens… The battery on my laptop alerts me that I have 15 minutes left.
Well, of course, now I am thoroughly annoyed! It is almost 4 pm – so that would be double the time indicated eh? There is one plug. It is under a shelf, in the floor with nothing to sit on or stand by near it. Sigh!
So of course I have had enough. I politely ask the woman at the counter for that status of my car. Suddenly I notice it’s been backed out. I really don’t know how long it’s been backed out, but it had better not have been long!
So I head to the “detail” office. A lovely woman says oh, I was just coming to see if it was you in the waiting room (I’m thinking, who else would it be? People hang here during the week for fun?). I say, perhaps you should have your people work on their estimate. She says, oh? I say yes, it’s been 3 hours – double the original estimate. She says, well I did have a little delay coming to get you – I say, really, like and hour and a half delay? She says… well no. I appreciate her attempting to save her people, but really.
So I thanked her, hopped in my car and off I went.
She did stand for a second, which I guessed meant I was supposed to give her a tip… I decided I had spent quite enough time and money there and that a tip was not in their future!
After I got home, I notice they apparently dropped the wax can on my car and created a brand new clearly obvious scratch on the car. HOLY CARP! I also notice on the day I am to bring my car to the dealer that whatever they used on my seats has left a white film on them. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
So this was definitely the worst experience I have ever had at a car detailer!
So don’t ever use – Bear Car Wash!