The Car Wash Life

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

The Status Quo

We have bill recyclers at all of our businesses except Location D. If a customer puts in a $10 or $20 bill, they receive $5 in quarters and the rest in fives. The reason we do not have one at Location D is due to the amount of business. While the self-service bays have picked up, they have not... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

A Priest at My Graduation

Father Ernesto Mendoza came to my middle school graduation. I thought it was so cool to have a priest at my graduation. Thinking back, it does seem like something that would happen out of The Sopranos. I could see Tony Soprano, saying, "A.J., Father Phil is coming to your graduation." There are two... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

What a Joy

May 2000. Father Ernesto Mendoza graduated with a masters degree from Loyola College. I am not sure what the masters degree was in. I know he already had a Masters in Divinity, something that of which priests are required to have for ordination. His graduation was set. Dad, Josh Gabber and I were... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Looks Like Grandpa

We once had a customer come in the office who said to Dad, "You look just like my grandfather. He just passed away." After she left, Dad said to me, "I don't want to hear that shit." Recommended Reading A 70s Revist Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Quarter Belts

Way back in the day, there were no bill changers at car washes. Therefore, employees and Dad would wear quarter belts. Someone gives you a bill for quarters, push a button, and the quarters would come out. I am glad there are bill changers now to make that technology obsolete. Easier it is to load... Sign in to see full entry.

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