Friday, May 14, 2010

Carwash...guess the car didn't want one

So tonight I'm in the lineup for the touchless Co-op carwash. The person in front of me looked like he had trouble getting into the bay. It took his wash a long time to finish. I had to enter my code about three times and finally it didn't want to work and gave me an invalid code, good thing the info button is hooked up to the coop gas bar. I finally get into the bay and the wands make their first pass with soap. Then the backup forward lights start to flash the big red X and it keeps flashing as does the other lights for where the bay is in carwash cycle. Then the lights stop. No more lights. Good thing it's only 7:30 and the sun is still out. I try to inch the car forward to trigger the door to open. Doesn't work. Look at the receipt for a phoneno to call the coop gas bar. Address yes but phone number no. Finally I start to think, honk the horn, so I did. No gas attendants come running. Get out of car to see if I touch the door it will trigger it to go up. No luck. Then start to honk again. This time frantically, trying to make lots of noise to get the gas attendants attention. Finally, the women behind me walks to the window and tells me she's getting help, and it seemed like the gas attendant must have heard the honks cause he was right there once the lady walked to the front of the bay. He goes into the door and triggers the door to open. OMG, never had I had to wait 40 mins to get into the touchless car wash and then get stuck in the bay. At least, there was no argument at the gas bar about another premium wash cycle.