Thursday, January 7, 2010
Fate, Destiny, And The Subaru Service Center
I took my Subaru into the service center today. My windshield-wiper-fluid-squirter-thingy wasn't working. No matter how hard I turned the knob it wouldn't squirt. (no double meaning in that)
While I was waiting for the diagnoses, I sat down by two ladies. That's when I noticed they were both reading the same book. How odd. And it was the very book someone had recently told me I must read.
So, I had to ask if they liked it. One lady was obviously too engrossed to pause and talk, the other chatterbox wouldn't shut-up once she found out that I was interested in the book.
The name of the book is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Anyone read it? Is it really all that and a bag of chips?
The Chatterbox told everyone in the waiting room she got the book on Amazon FOR ONLY SIX NINETY-NINE! She also told every that the author had died before the book was a success. "It's just tragic! Just tragic that he died," she said.
As I cringed from the noise the nice young man (he must have been sixty but I like writing, nice your man) from the service center came in to give me the bad news. I was prepared with coffee, books, paper, pen, and my cell phone, to sit for hours.
But instead, he told me I needed to stop turning the knob and start pushing the small button. Apparently, there was nothing wrong with my windshield-wiper-fluid-squirter-thingy both the front . . .and the . . .back worked just fine. (no double meaning at all)
I smiled and told him I probably should have read the manual. He smiled and nodded. But who really reads the car manual? Come on.
As I quickly but discreetly packed up my stuff, (did I say I was expecting a long wait?) I thought how fate must have guided me to make an appointment to get my windshield-wiper-fluid-squirter-thingy fixed. Because if I wouldn't have been at the service center today I would never have seen two ladies reading the very book I was thinking about buying and therefore I may never have gone out today and bought the book.
There you have it.
Fate, and destiny at the Subaru Service Center.