Yesterday I had to go back to the windscreen garage with the internet access. Remember I blogged about it last week? (keep up there at the back!)
My new windscreen was lovely, except half the screen heater didn't work. Well, it worked fine before the screen was changed so I deduced it was either a faulty screen or faulty workmanship.
I was happily blogging away at their free internet while the mechanic unscrewed various bits of my bonnet and before long the manager poked his head around the door.
'We'd like you to see this, ma'am,' he said. I obediently got up and followed him with dread at the possible financial ramifications of "We'd like you to see this, ma'am"!!
On arriving beside my car the mechanic handed me a small bundle of two wires.
'These are the wires for your heater,' he said with barely concealed joy.
'How lovely,' I replied, duly admiring the mucky wires, holding them gingerly in my clean hands. 'And where, exactly, should they be?'
'In there' he replied with a big grin pointed in under the wing ledge.
'And, may I ask, why aren't they?' I inquired.
'Because the old ones are still attached,' he replied with a roar of laughter.
I managed a look that was a mixture of disapproval and humour. After all, the lad was having fun!
'And the old ones are attached to - what?' I asked, indicating the new windscreen.
'Nothing,' the young mechanic chortled.
'So, an easy fix then?' I logically surmised.
'Yep,' he beamed.
'So - in order to fix this you will need these back?' I asked, still holding the wires.
'oh yes, thank you'
Ah, service - you gotta love it :-)
I got my screen heater fixed........And the boys have ammunition against my original mechanic who has a reputation of 'never making mistakes'.