Sunday, September 27, 2009


(കാര്‍ മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് രണ്ടാം ഭാഗം)

ഞാന്‍: “I would like to get these done: replace engine oil, rotate tires, replace air cleaner element, and replace transmission fluid.”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “What's the mileage on that baby?”

ഞാന്‍: “33,000.”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “You know, you certainly need to take care of your car. At 30K, you must have...”

ഞാന്‍: “What do you mean? I am taking good care of my car. My schedules just don't coincide with yours as I don't drive as much.”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “Alright, but at 33K, you don't need to replace transmission fluid, but you need to flush out coolant and break fluids.”

ഞാന്‍: “Do you have a service manual handy?”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “You want a spare one? I am not sure if we have a spare.”

ഞാന്‍: “I have my service manual in my car. This is for you to reference yourself. The manual will tell you that at 45K or 3 years, you need to change transmission fluid. My car is about 3.5 years old, so I am already late.”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “Err...”

ഞാന്‍: “No problem. Do you have a quote for my service?”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “These come to $219.99. But you will be better of spending $30 more on our 30K mile service package that had a lot more in it.”

ഞാന്‍: “No, I will stick with what I want. How much I owe if we apply the usual coupons?”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “We don't have any coupons out now to apply.”

ഞാന്‍: “How much I owe if I had a coupon to apply?”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “But you don't have any coupons with you to apply. I need the coupon attached to the order to get the discount.”

ഞാന്‍: “OK, how much would I have owed had I carried a coupon?”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “We don't have any coupons out now, so you wouldn't have carried any coupons that could be applied.”

ഞാന്‍: “Suppose you had some coupons out, and if I had carried one of those coupons, how much would have been the payment?”

മെയിന്‍റനന്‍സ് അഡ്വൈസര്‍: “Alright, I will apply 10%, you happy?”

ഞാന്‍: “Thank you. I will see you in couple of hours!”


Umesh::ഉമേഷ് said...



എന്നെക്കണ്ടാല്‍ ഒരു ‘S-shaped’ കത്തിയാണെന്ന് തോന്നുന്നെന്നോ? എന്താ കാരണം? ആ തോന്നല്‍ ഒഴിവാക്കാനല്ലേ ഞാനീ പെടാപ്പാട് പെടുന്നത്?


കോറോത്ത് said...

entammmooooooo!!!! nigalepidichu atutha american president aaakkanam!!! athikramam :)

suraj::സൂരജ് said...

സായിപ്പിന് പാസ്റ്റ് പാര്‍ട്ടിസിപ്പിളിലേ ഇപ്പം പറ്റൂന്നായടക്കണൂ. ഡിപ്രഷന്‍ വന്നേപ്പിന്നെ ഇങ്ങനാ ല്ലേ ;)