The Car Wash Life

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Matter of Donuts

It was Christmas Dinner 1997. Dad shared some interesting news with the family. He said he had been approached by an oil company about leasing a gas station. "I think the place can do well," Dad said, "but it needs something to draw them in. It only has gas and a small store." "You ought to ask them... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 4, 2017

A Permanent Guard

Back in 2014, the Big Bank Branch near Location D experienced three bank robberies. I feel the reason that it was a target for bank robbers is because it is located in a rural, isolated area, on the Mason-Dixon line (Maryalnd-Pennsylvania line), so bank robbers think they can get away easily. They... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Larry

Larry was a Henry Barrett employee who left a lot to be desired. Dad could not wait to get rid of him. Dad manages Henry's car wash for him. Larry was incredibly lazy. He never cleaned. He never checked anything out to make sure it was working. Hell, I remember one time, the business had been... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Shoe Price Wars

"I got these shoes for $25," Josh Gabber once bragged to us after a Wednesday night dinner. I would say the timing was four years ago. "You paid $25?" Harry James scolded Josh. He pointed at his shoes. "I got these for free in the work dumpster." Recommended Reading Back from Vacation... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Long Underwear Ride

2014ish. Dad showed up in shorts and a t-shirt. The day had started off warm but quickly grew cold to the point where winter clothing was necessary. While it was cold outside, Dad wanted to get a motorcycle ride in. He would be fine. His full-face helmet would keep his head warm. He would also wear... Sign in to see full entry.

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