A Special Kind Of Tool

Awhile back I went to my dealer to get my oil changed...

Me: So (laughing) are you sure you have the right tools to do the job?

Service guy: (Nervous laughter) Sure.

Me: But do you have the "Special Tools" that you'll need.

Service guy: (Stare)

Me: Cause I really think it's gonna take a "Special Tool" to change my oil man.

Service guy: (Stare)



This picture only captures about a 1/4 of the giant blue tool cart. And every damn drawer in it was labeled "Special Tools". And there was a freestanding cart by my car that also had every drawer labeled this way. The service guy still didn't get why it was hilarious even after I explained it to him. Maybe he was the one that made all the labels?

10 comments:

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

just like a man to think his tool is special when it's just like everyone elses in the drawer.

stpaulslim said...

You know, guys really are that dense. Here you were trying to be all flirty and he was just thinking about your oil filter. It is actually a proven fact that most guys prefer cars to women.

Rhea said...

I bet he totally thought you were coming on to him. lol That tool cart is HILARIOUS.

Lotta said...

Stpaul - Oh man. I hope you are being sarcastic and you know I wasn't flirting. Just friendly mocking.

Lunch Buckets said...

I read this yesterday and every time I've thought about it since then I wanna snicker. It IS hilarious and just exactly like something that my husband would say and in fact has. Ask him about "nylon strapping" sometime. Well, you know, if you ever meet him.

Ruth Dynamite said...

This guy sounds kind of like a special tool, don't you think?

ShallowGal said...

It's nice that he wants all of his tools to feel special. Imagine how they'd feel if he labeled half of them "regular tools." Like when we were in third grade and our reading groups were "the eagles" and the "tortoises." Labels hurt.

xoxo, SG

zandor said...

Heh. That's pretty funny.

Jennifer said...

You know he turned to his buddies and told them that you wanted his special tool as soon as you left.

Magpie said...

That is funny. I probably would have said the same thing to him.