I wasn’t entirely sure what to blog about today. I had a LOT of little things going on all over the place. I blasted through about 20 different things at work, although it required me to time-shift some stuff and work late tonight. I opted for something to eat fast, so we did subs tonight, which we haven’t done in awhile. I did some more work on organizing a series of Christmas presents for people that I can’t talk about until after Christmas, and it’s killing me, killing me, I say! Or I could blog about deciding to start an online trivia game with friends. There was some interest, so I created a Facebook group, and will get it going later this month. But I’ll blog about that then probably.
Instead, I guess my “big” thing for the day was that I got the car serviced and the tires changed. A year in, I’m at 16K for mileage, so it was time for the second service. And since it’s November, it was time to do the winter tires. I am not entirely sure why, it’s not like we GO anywhere. But still safer. We had rearranged garage and shed stuff on the weekend, as well as put away all the outdoor stuff in our gazebo, so the tires were ready to go.
I got up early, had breakfast, and loaded all the winter tires in the car, and left my keys for Nissan. Then it was time for “Talk to Nissan” day, with all of the following being different people, mostly:
- They called me two weeks ago to ask if I wanted to come in for a service (i.e. they need customers!) and I opted for tire service too, and while they have a waiting room, I preferred their valet service instead;
- They called me on Saturday to confirm the appointment for this morning;
- They called me this morning to tell me they would be coming today;
- They called me again as they were coming over to tell me and to ask if they could park in my laneway while they had my car (they used to have two people come, now it’s just one I guess);
- They called me when the car got to Nissan to tell me what they were going to do and give me the price estimate;
- They called me when it was done so I could pay and they could tell me their recommendations for future service;
- They called me when they were heading over to return the car; and,
- They rang the doorbell when they got here to return the keys and to caution me that the tires could roll around if I was moving the car with the summer tires still in there.
I might have felt that nine touchpoints were a bit much to simply get my car serviced. But hey, it’s done. And quickly. They picked up around 9:00-ish, and the car was back mid-morning. As I said, they aren’t that busy these days. The car’s going to sit for a couple of days so I’m not germ-phobic for it, and if I do drive, I’ll wear my gloves and mask. Easy peasy, lemon-scented sanitizer everywhere.
Today I choose to get my car serviced and ready for winter, even if I’m never going anywhere.
What choices are you making?