The front passenger tire had a slow leak. Stopped by the tire place and was told it would be about 30 minutes. So I made use of the coke machine and sat down with my iphone to twitter away the 30 minutes. I realized how little of an inconvienience this was. There have been times when I’d be irritated to be told to wait for 30 minutes. But now I have this great little tool that can keep me busy for a long while.
The other small benefit was the guy has espn on and I was able to multitask and get somewhat caught up on sports news that I’ve missed lately. I was surprised to see Edgerrin James may be on his way to Seattle. I’ve been ‘out of the loop’ so this was news to me.
Then when I went to go pay for the repair I was told those coveted words, “no charge Mr. Smith”. Huh? “You bought your tires here, so, no charge.” Sweet. It’s not their fault a screw wound up in my tire. But what a nice policy.
You know, sometimes it’s the small things that remind us that really, it’s gonna be alright. I’ll have much larger issues to deal with soon enough. For now, well… ‘thanks Lord for the tire man’s policy and for the orange soda and for espn and for time to mess with my iphone.’ Amen.