More AAA Madness
by, 05-15-2010 at 06:37 PM (575 Views)
I often have the image in my head of holding a club and repeatedly beating in the heads of AAA members who ask some of the most silly and unreasonable requests. And I'm a gentle man at heart loud of bark but stumps for fangs in reality.
The only thing that keeps me sane sometimes is knowing we do a little good from time to time.
A driver was sent to New Lebanon to a Garden Center for a tire change. Upon arrival he did not see the car anywhere. I call what turns out to be an excitable young lady who races out the door to find the driver who expresses great admiration for her appearance on his retinas. Having been in love many a time with voices and a certain well thought of moderator on web sites I acknowledge this and think no more of it other then a silent Oh grow up!!"
Twenty minutes go by. Not uncommon.
"I owe you."
Well of course but I've yet to have driver's share their tips from grateful members.
"Yeah man, she gave me her phone number."
I vicariously go through three bad dates and a bad break-up in my thoughts before congratulating his good fortune and lowering my estimates of excitable young ladies and raised new found respect for what I had up to then thought of as just a regular tow driver.
This can't possibly end well. Like falling in love with your doctor. Not my place to rain on his parade. I ask one of my fleet drivers about this and he declared he gets hit on all the time. This was the first time I had any connection to it all and I have never been a successful match maker.
The only other interesting thing that occcured the other night was what we would NOT do for a member.
The car was at a repair lot in Dayton Friday night when a mother called requesting we pick up the car and take it to Piqua approximately a 30-35 mile tow.
It was to be delivered for one purpose only. Their son wanted to take graduation pictures of his glorious self next to the car.
Then the car was to be returned back to the repair lot.
For once I heard a calltaker use the words
"Emergency towing service" all in the same sentence and make it stick.
In the distance future an aging grand-father will show an off-spring old photos of himself and sadly declare how his once in a lifetime celebration was spoiled by a hard hearted service representative who just didn't get the love of a boy for his car.
I relish the thought. Told you all I'm not really that nice a fellow.