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Lost in Translation


I said this quite a few times. I found myself getting loud on the phone, getting loud in the shop...I just couldnt help myself!

This was the third time my car had been in for AC issues. Nevermind the fact that its under warranty. After getting the entire system replaced, I felt like I shouldnt have been in there at all. I dropped the car off before leaving and told them Id pick it up in two weeks. Upon return he told me theyd done the regular service and that nothing was wrong with the AC. That the car was low on gas and that was why it wasnt cooling. They took out the gas and replaced it and it was ok.


Once there,we continued this conversation. One that I thought would surely make my head explode. I asked him to listen to me and not speak because he wasnt getting what I was saying. "I know the gas was low when I turned the car in but it has nothing to do with the put gas in the car and now my AC is working???...this is not my first car...there has to be something wrong because its hot air on idle and I dont want to come back in here for the same thing once the warranty is over..."

Again, my voice crept up...I was getting frustrated and Im not sure what he was feeling because his eyes looked a little wattery and during the conversation he wiped them with his tissue,lol. Once I finished my rant he understood what the problem was...

By gas, he meant freon.
By gas, I meant "petrol".

We laughed and realized that was the problem and I was happy to know that my car was indeed fixed. What is beyond me, though, is that those geniuses didnt think to top it off-or replace it outright-after changing out the system.ugh.

What really matters??? My AC is cooooooooooool...something my and my car mates will be pleased with!!


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