The Car Wash Life

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

5 Things You Didn't Know About...Harry James

1. Harry did not know how to read. Harry grew up in a rural part of Maryland where reading wasn't emphasized. He ended up working jobs - farmhand, mover, county road crew, snow pick up and car wash employee - where he could get by without reading. In his seventies, he did say he wished he learned... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Service Benefit

In response to yesterday's entry, CC wrote: "...One thing they can't car wash over the net." That's a great point. So many brick and mortar businesses are dealing with the Internet having eaten away at their profits. For us, and other service--based industries, we are still able to do what we do.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Snow: Not All It's Cracked Up to Be?

To have published a blog entry with such a title a decade ago would've caused car wash operators in snowy climates to burn me at the stake. Gasoline would've continually been poured on me. Anyone who tried to stop the burning would've have met the same fate as me. Today car wash owners find... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Jake is working today. Howard Booth needed a second person to help with a two big automatic touch-free jobs at Location B. As the title indicates, this is a one-time thing right now. I know Dad wasn't feeling optimistic about Jake coming back once business picks up. However, to me this is a sign he... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Machines Are Taking Over

A lot of mega convenience stores, and some mom and operations, have lottery vending machines. Lottery players can buy scratch-offs and regular lottery tickets. Economically, it makes a lot of sense. Lottery margins are 5%. Some lottery users have a tendency to slow down a line. So someone who is... Sign in to see full entry.

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