The Car Wash Life

Thursday, August 13, 2020


I look back and wonder why Dad kept Allison around for a few years at the end of the 90s and early 00s. I should rephrase that. I know why. Dad believes it is hard to replace someone, even a bad employee. I disagree with that. Allison came from money. Her parents had a lot of it. Her parents,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


August 1994. Dad was in the need for tunnel help at Location A. In walked an Asian man in a suit. His name was Wy. He wanted a job. Dad was impressed. To date, he is the only person who applied for the job in a suit. Dad hired him immediately. He had the look and was mild mannered. Wy did well. He... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 10, 2020

All in the Air

Very little chemical is used with the foamer brushes. What happens is the little bit of chemical we use mixes in with air and causes the foamy appearance. Because of that, foamer brush chemical is slow moving and has a high markup. It's very nice. Recommended Reading The Brush Revolution... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

No Change Order

We do not have to get change from the bank. The car washes take in way more ones and fives than customers demand from us when they want to break larger bills. In fact, we actually supply the banks with ones and fives. Now in the gas station days of Locations A and D, yeah, we needed to do change... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 6, 2020


As a kid, I worked at Location A on the register and tunnel. I was too young to work there by myself. I required an employee with me. My least favorite employee to work with was Bonnie. She came on in April 1997. She was part-time, then became full-time after the other gas station she was working at... Sign in to see full entry.

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