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Just had the funiest thing happen(11 posts)

Just had the funiest thing happenB2
Dec 11, 2002 12:04 PM
I just received some tires in the mail today. I opened the box and instead of two 700C tires there were four ~14" diameter tires. The paper label stapled around the tires indicated they were the correct tires, but these look like they belong on a trike or something you would see at the circus. It looked like someone in the shipping department was playing a joke.

I called the place I order the tires from and explained the "problem". The guy politely told me to cut the ties holding the four tires together. I did and they magically turned into TWO 700C tires (they were folded in a figure-eight).

Boy did I feel stupid. I had to laugh though.

Bryan
Thanks! Hilarious!............................nmchopper
Dec 11, 2002 12:12 PM
re: Just had the funiest thing happenTrekFurthur
Dec 11, 2002 12:22 PM
"You have to laugh at yourself sometimes, 'cause you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't."--Amy Ray

That made my day.
im impressed you had the guts to tell us thatcollinsc
Dec 11, 2002 12:32 PM
because that was pretty stupid.

very funny tho, thanks.
What an ass collinscottfromcali
Dec 11, 2002 2:23 PM
really? Im sure you have never made a mistake in your life when you sat back and just had to laugh at yourself a bit. People in glass houses....well you know the rest :)
oh sure, plentycollinsc
Dec 11, 2002 4:23 PM
I was just agreeing with the guy.

yeah. it was dumb. and it was funny because it was dumb.
I meant no insult in my reply.

what sort of reply do you expect?
You want to hear stupid?Lone Gunman
Dec 11, 2002 5:20 PM
A woman had her newer van towed into the car dealership I am working with these days, said it "just quit right in the middle of the road". Our dumbest sledgehammer mechanic took a look at it, turned the key and the gas gauge never moved. Thinking it could be a faulty gauge, he put 2 gallons in and fired it up. Amazing those things just refuse to run without gas in them. On top of that the dealership probably paid for the tow, and the rental she was issued, plus mechanical time and 2 gallons of gas. she should have her license suspended for stupidity.
One better, I worked at Kragens back in the late 80'sSnowBlind
Dec 12, 2002 8:38 AM
while going to school. Good looking blond (they were all good looking in the '80's) comes in says her brand new RX7 just froze up in the middle of the road, engine was totally ruined. Some how she seemed to blame us, as she accusingly had the empty containers from the oil change she had just done in a bag. To be fair, RX7's are the easist thing in the world to change the oil in, as the oil filter is right on top. Apparently, wanting the very best oil, she had purchased the Pennzoil brand (on Daddy's recommendation of course) and picked the best oil, at ~$3 a bottle.
My heart sunk as I realized what had happened, and reached into the bag to confirm my suspicions. Yep, she had changed her oil with Pennzoil Automatic Transmission Fluid!
The engine ran till it really heated up and turned the ATF into varnish, seizing up the engine for good.

Worst of all, I did'nt even get a phone number out of it. Bummer.
re: Just had the funiest thing happendave_w
Dec 11, 2002 1:42 PM
That's why they invented foldable tires, not the ease of transport or lighter weight. :D
dude--that is punk rock. (nm)Rubiks_Manuever
Dec 11, 2002 10:50 PM
Your story got me motivated!GeoCyclist
Dec 12, 2002 3:39 AM
Yesterday I bought a soft kevlar bead tire to carry as a spare. I've been like looking at that tire wondering if it will really fit! So, today I'm out on a 80 km spin and I start thinking if my spare will work if I blow a side wall out. By the time I get home I've completely forgotten about the spare tire delema. Now that I've read your message I've just to to see if this folded up tire will really fit on my rim.

Cheers!