The Car Wash Life

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Did the Order Come?

Many of us at the car washes do ordering. Dad, Howard Booth, Jake, Brad and I all do ordering. Off the top of my head, I can think of ten companies we order from. Three of them occur regularly; the rest see us order from them here and there. With many different people ordering and companies,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Car Wash Dreamin'

Work takes up a fair amount of real estate in my mind. One would think I would dream a lot about it. Not so. I have only had a handful of work-related dreams. When I was a kid, I remember having a dream where a nameless irate customer hit me. I was around 10 when I had that dream. Around 17, I had a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bill Acceptors?

Self-service customers at Location B have two payment options for their usage: quarters and credit/debit cards. Dad is looking to add a third payment option: bill acceptors. Technology has enabled self-service car wash customers to pay with ones, fives, tens and twenties in the bay itself rather... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pavement Pounding, Contract of Sale

This morning, I went door knocking for the political candidate who I'm volunteering for. Unlike Memorial Day weekend's, this one was more successful. I interacted with more people because people were not in a rush or away on account of a holiday. There is a contract of sale on Henry Barrett's car... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Self-Service Car Wash Club

About a year ago, Dad started a Self-Service Car Wash Club. For $20/month, a customer would receive $40 of time. Billing would be recurring. Unused time would accumulate. If a customer cancelled, all of the unused time would be forfeited when the final billing cycle concluded. Dad asked Ann and me... Sign in to see full entry.

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