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.


  1. I haven't read the book, but have heard great things about it. Let us know what you think when you're done.

    Oh and I have read my car manual...but then I am the stepdaughter of an automotive instructor. It kind of goes with the territory :)

  2. You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it.

  3. Well thanks you very that's very cool. You made day :)


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