Tuesday, February 4, 2014

North Carolina nice...

I just had the most charming small-town experience – at an auto repair shop, of all places. It went like this:

Ring, ring. “Can you do a trip check on my van before we get on the highway?”

“Yep. But I can’t get to it until around 9 o’clock.” Well, at 9:07 my van was hoisted on the rack.

“How long will it take?”

“Oh, 20 or 30 minutes.” Amazingly, my van was being lowered from the rack in 22 minutes.

“How much will it cost? Three hundred bucks?” I  hoped I was joking.

“Twelve,” he said.

As I was walking out the door, he said “have a save trip, George.” And so did two strangers in the tiny waiting area. “Have a safe trip, George,” they echoed.

I love this town.


Tim O'Keefe said...

My Yankee sibs think I am joking when I describe this area as genteel and kind. Sure, there are issues (if licensed you can now carry a concealed firearm into a bar here in SC). But in so many other ways, this beats Minnesota, doesn't it?

paula said...

Why travel? How can you beat that?

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