my 3 1/2-year-old grandson and 18 month old granddaughter strike a fearsome superhero pose. My granddaughter doesn't fully understand the fearsome aspects of the pose.
My cunning plan to have Walmart change the oil in my truck this Fourth of July morning worked great, except they didn't change the oil in my truck.
The plan itself worked just as I had hoped. I got there before 7 AM so I was the only customer there when the automotive part of Walmart opened for business. They did the required paperwork and sent me to wander aimlessly through the store for about 30 minutes promising to page me when the deed was done.
30 minutes later when I hadn't heard anything over the intercom I moseyed back to the auto area and was told that they couldn't change the oil in my truck because my truck wouldn't fit on the lift that picks the truck up so they can work underneath it. Since I've been having oil changed in my diesel trucks at various Walmart's for many years I had never heard of anything like this before so they brought the auto department manager over to explain it to me.
The manager said that the lift has an automatic chocking mechanism that blocks the tires so the vehicle can't roll forward or backwards while it's on the lift, and my short bed GMC truck with average size tires on it wouldn't fit between the front and rear chocks. He also went on to explain that one or two trucks A DAY have the same problem and have to be rejected.
Hearing that brought a couple of fairly obvious questions to my mind such as, before your truck customers disappear into the bowels of the store why don't you ask them to wait a minute until you see if their truck will fit on the rack ? And by the way, why didn't you page me when you found out my truck wouldn't fit on the rack ? The manager didn't have an answer for these questions but mumbled something and said he was sorry.... Well so am I.