Thursday, June 21, 2012

Greg



You would have a big smile, too, if you had just sold me four new tires. One tire had a slow leak and all four were original tires beyond the expected mileage.  Then I hit a curb and tore a tire's sidewall.   It was time.

17 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Tire dealers are a necessary resources.

Julie made a photo trip in canyon country north of the Grand Canyon with some friends and drove out to a point to shoot the sunset over the Colorado River. She drove across some shale and it sliced two tires.

4 women, alone, off-road, in the dark, in the middle of nowhere, with 2 flat tires, on a Saturday night.

Fortunately, they were within cell phone range. They called me. I called the lodge to pick them up, then called AAA. They next day AAA towed the vehicle into Page, Arizona, where there is no place open on a Sunday for tires. The jeep operator who was taking them into a slot canyon knew somebody who knew somebody who arranged to have somebody show up in a parking lot at the closed auto shop where the car was towed and he sold and installed 4 new tires on the spot.

Julie picked up the vehicle at the end of Sunday afternoon and was able to drive back to Scottsdale on time on Monday.

Halcyon said...

It's good to have a nice friendly salesperson at least! And hope the new tires last as long as the old ones did. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry you had to get new tires but it pays to have good ones on your car. A tire with a slow leak is miserable. I know because we also had one recently. And we purchased four new tires too.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Yes, i know the feeling! Changed all four of mine two months ago!

Kate said...

A wonderful photo. The rims behind that happy salesman almost look like old film cannisters. That was an expensive curb that you hit!

Cezar and Léia said...

He looks to be a kind person indeed, it's a beautiful portrait!
Léia

Sharon said...

You've reminded me, it's time to get the tires checked and rotated.

VP said...

Ominous signs, inevitable conclusion!

Sylvia K said...

Definitely a reason for him to smile and what a great smile it is! I suspect he was having to smile for both of you -- four tires at once does not make for a "smiley" day! Great shot, Jack, as always and as always, I do love your "people" shots! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Taken For Granted said...

Fine portrait of Greg who looks like he knows wheels and tires. Also like your shot of tires. Had to look for a moment to realize it wasn't shot in B&W. New tires are great as the vehicle handles better and brakes work better.

RedPat said...

You are getting into these good portraits, Jack! Giving Steffe a run for his money.

cieldequimper said...

The smile makes up for the horrendous price of tyres!

Regina K said...

Those darn curbs are always jumping out at me. Did you talk him into a discount??

Randy said...

That's a lot of rubber. Nice portrait too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sorry you had to buy four new tires but perhaps it was worth it to get that million dollar smile in your portrait!

Bises,
Genie

Susie said...

What are you doing running into curbs? Tsk tsk. Have you been taking driving tips from your other half? ;)

JM said...

Great background for a great smile!