I'm older now but apparently, still none the wiser because I'm now doing the same thing...only this time it is for free rock-chip repair.
A few months ago, I was driving on the freeway and a rock came flying off the truck in front of me and hit my windshield. The dent became a crack within days. I took it to a car wash/rock chip repair place near me where a high-energy man named Rhett repaired the crack. He was wearing a neon green tee and fanny pack. He had the voice of Ty Pennington and the face of Mr. Clean.
I didn't think another thing of it until I took my kids to the McDonald's next to the car wash for breakfast about a week later and Rhett came over to say hello. I was in sweaty workout clothes enjoying a hash brown. We made small talk and said good-bye.
Later that week, I was driving on the freeway again and took another rock to the windshield. I can't make this stuff up folks.
A couple days later, shamefully, I was back at McDonald's with my kids having lunch. I would post a picture but if I post one more pic of my baby eating fast food, DCFS is going to take him away.
Once again, I had my sexy on. I was wearing a hat with no make-up. Strangely enough, Rhett appeared and we chatted for a moment. Once again, he was wearing the neon green tee. That's when the light bulb went off in my head--free rock-chip repair! I told him about my latest incident on the freeway. He suggested we go outside and take a look. After examining it, he looked at me and said, "You're a real nice lady--so I'm going to fix it for free--can you come over right now?" Of course I said yes and we headed over.
My kids and I watched from inside the car wash as Rhett fixed the windshield. That's when I got the brilliant idea to take a picture of Rhett for my blog. I snuck around the back of the building and took the picture from behind a tree. He totally turned and saw me! What's worse, is he got a big smile on his face. Finally, I mosied over to where he was working on the windshield. He told me he was done and that he would fix my windshield for free anytime. I feel like I'm back in high school--gotta pay the piper. I'm going to have to start wearing lipstick to McDonald's.