Should be the easiest thing now I am retired to just get on with something else while I wait for the Internet shop/the washing machine repair man or whoever.
But it isn't!
In this case it is having the car picked up for its service. Still under warranty the service is free (hurray!) but the dealership don't do a courtesy car (boo) . It is 2 buses to get there or back (although I believe they will drive you back) so half a hurray, half a boo. Today was the only date we could agree as I use it every day usually to get DH to or from something NHS related and the garage wanted it in for the whole day. So as we are off to London by train for a hospital appointment I managed to book it for today. "A driver will pick it up between 8 and 11", well there's a heck of a difference between 8 (up at 7, washed dressed, hair washed etc) and 11(waiting anxiously because taxi will be here at 11.10-oh that will be another anxious wait, better make it 11)
What a palaver. Finally gave in and rang a few minutes ago, and apparently it will be collected at 10. But I hate hanging about!!
Contrast our little local one man garage in the village, car needed its first MOT last Monday, fancy dealership couldn't "find a suitable date, so I rang the local chap, agreed to park it outside the garage in the village on Sunday night, put the keys through their letterbox and the car was back on the drive by 10.30 the next morning!
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