Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Oh Henry!

"Well, there's good news and bad news," Joe said and I braced myself. I often feel myself the sort where bad news throws a punch and good news throws a daisy. It seems that what happened to my wheel was not supposed to be able to happen. This means that it must have been a manufactures error and thus, though we are long past the warranty, it is going to be fixed for free. Who knew that Toyota manufactured wheelchairs!


I am about to use a four letter word that strikes fear and dread into the hearts and minds of anyone who has ever owned a car, a motorcycle or a bike, a toaster oven or a blender. Consider carefully before going forth.

They need a part.

I sat in my chair at the office and screamed into the phone, 'GOD NO! NOT A PART!!!!!'

Joe simply said, 'Breathe, breathe,' We do Lamaze a lot at our house.

'How long?' I asked, knowing that their first guess as to a 'shudder' part 'shudder' and it's arrival time is usually two to three months shy. 'Two weeks,' Joe answered.

So now we wait for the phone call.


OhWheely . . said...

'Only' two weeks . . . and for FREE. A good outcome.

It's still gonna be a long two weeks for you though I think.

liz said...


I hope it's faster than that.

enablescotland said...

Oh Dave. I know you can't compare it, but my boiler is broken, so not heating or hot water for two weeks. And it's snowing.

It's amazing how much we rely on technology. It's good stuff.

Kristin said...

For free is good, very, very good...waiting for a part, not so good. Hope the time passes quickly.

D. said...

You know, when you highlighted "part" like that (yes, I got it completely--I own a car), I wanted to give you the Drama Button for a proper sound effect (you have to click on it, sorry).

I wish it were imbeddable. There's so much it would improve!

D. said...

PS: I do not suggest that your need for a part is drama. And I hope you are fortunate and get it in less than two weeks.

Dave Hingsburger said...

D. the drama button is awesome. I'd love to put it on my blog ... I laughed and laughed. Thanks for brigtening my day.

Shan said...

Ha! Two weeks, you should be so lucky. (Get Bobra to say that in her best "mother's gift" Long Island.)

isabeau said...

I know this is an (over-a-year-old) post, so it's kind of weird leaving a comment ... but I've been reading through back entries from before I found your blog, and I came to this one and just about died laughing.

Mainly because the chair I use broke Jan 2nd, and they had to order a /twitch/ part.

It only took them ten weeks to fix...

but I never thought of a 'part' as a four-letter word before. :D