I have discovered a great way to de-stress after a long, hard day: blow out one of your tires 5 minutes away from your house. It is so much fun and not at all inconvenient. I tried this last night, and I was never more relaxed or pleasant to be around. I actually got lucky because my spare tire is located underneath my car so rather than just lifting up the bottom of my trunk and taking out the tire, I got to unscrew the longest bolt ever created on planet Earth for a good 15 minutes before my tire plummeted to the ground. Then I got to crawl down on the ground-which was pretty clean except for all the dirt and grease-in my work clothes and pull it out. Luckily tires are lightweight-I mean, you know, compared to the actual car itself.
I'm pretty sure my dad was happy to come and help instead of going home to his wife and eating dinner and relaxing. I can tell he appreciated the sudden change in plans. Thankfully we got it changed and headed to Sears where we met a terrifically helpful guy who couldn't help us at all.
I'm telling you-if you ever get the chance, you should try this out. It is too much fun.
A for real letter to Yunus, the manager at NTB (National Tire and Battery) in Middleburg Heights,
Thank you for explaining why the tread on the tires of an all wheel drive SUV have to be the same and for offering an alternate solution since apparently the tires that came with the car are good but not available for purchase in the entire continent. And extra thank you for staying late AFTER YOU WERE CLOSED to fix it for me. Same goes to Tim who actually did the work. You guys are my new best friends, and I will have your babies if you wish.