Cloudy and chance of light rain, no wind. Good day to hole up in the old shop, strike up the woodstove, find a FB game on the shop TV, pull and pack some front wheel hub bearings. Ummm, there's cold beer in the shop fridge if you guys wanna stop by and supervise.. Muley.
OD MULE MC51986 DOD 01-52 RED MULE '50 CJ-3A "coming soon to a trail near you"!! We have Miles to Jeep before we Sleep!
Baffling the counter person is fairly easy!... I stopped at oreilys to get a starter solenoid for Buckwheat Friday night, the kid says can I help you, yup I need a ford starter solenoid, what year ?, any from the 1970's, what model ?, any, they are different!, doubt it!, what engine ?, any!, they had many engines, yup your correct and they all had the same solenoid..... Earnie the manager is LHAO at this point.... you need to narrow it down for me, well I can't cause it's not going on a Ford!, ok what's it going on ?, A Willys!, what's a Willys ( Earnie the manager has a 2A). A Willys Jeep, never heard of it!, that's why I asked for a Ford solenoid!. At this point Earnie tells him get a solenoid for a 71 F100 with a 360, so he does, does this look right, yup!. Damn computers, the kids do not learn anything.... Anyway the kid was nice, I was having fun, Earnie was having fun, the kid knew what a Willys was when I left, He was born in 1999..... As our parts runner at work says, "If they ask you if they can help you and their hair is not grey, turn around and RUN,"..... it will never get better.
Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastards name. (Scottish proverb)
I had a friend in the middle 1970's who ran the NAPA store in Missoula Mt. He had grey hair then, now I have no hair. Sad situation. Anyway, he smoked a pipe and knew his parts. I'd walk in the front door of his store, he'd see me, put his pipe in his mouth and rub his hands together, all while saying: Jeeps, Jeeps, Jeeps. Money in his pocket was what that meant. He loved to make a good living off Jeeps. Getting back to Oreilly's, our local store here did not know what a generic round ignition coil bracket was, and couldn't find or look it up. 30 minutes and no joy. So, in disgust I went to the Napa store and asked. The guy behind the counter builds his own hot rods. He walked over to the accessories section and handed me one. Took 15 seconds.
They do know how to irritate you with all the 20 questions they type into their cash register about your personal info. and then ask if you want their credit card, and rewards program etc.
Then few can make change or count it back. Just swipe it, or plug in your chip card at the right moment.
When I ran my own business, I'd make change out of a old cash drawer, count change, and had a ticket book that worked just fine when the power was out. I could pump propane with the truck too!