The Car Wash Life

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Proportion

What percentage of our daily numbers are car wash club customers? The short answer is that it varies. The longer answer is that the busier it is, the less the proportion is. On our super busy days, we're at around 30%. On average days, around 50%. On super slow days, at least 75%. My belief is that... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Sleeping Beauties

Every so often, we get customers who fall asleep in the automatic touch-frees. Generally what happens is that they fall asleep while their car is washing. When the wash is over, they don't go out. The customer behind them starts beeping or gets us. Us employees go in to see what is going on, and we... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Buzzer

It was around the early to mid 2000s when Dad put a buzzer in Location A's office to buzz people into it. The way the office was configured, the desk was at the other end of the room. That meant getting up to unlock the door. I remember when Dad first got it in after buzzing me in. "This buzzer is... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

My Dad, the Prankster

Summer 2005ish. Billy was an employee of ours. He came to the car wash in his $70,000 chopper. Supposedly, he got it custom built from the American Choppers crew. I never saw the bike. Billy was the kind of guy who would buy a vehicle and unload it quickly. One time, Billy pulled into Location A... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

No Walking Before

If you've read me for any length of time, you probably know that I like going on walks. I do not go on walks before work, instead, saving them for after dinner at Mom's house. The reason I don't walk before work is because I value my sleep more than walking at that time. Recommended Reading Enjoying... Sign in to see full entry.

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