So admittedly, I’ve been slacking off for a while – my bad. I’ve been honestly wanting to report something of interest on a weekly basis. Turns out that I’m more boring than I realize. Anyways, I’ll catch you up as much as I can recall in this session of my Weekly Recap.
So this week has been more of the same. I’m still dealing with foot issues, but I only have one cast on. The other foot (my left) has a protective adhesive pad on the bottom of it. I’ve had this in place for the last few weeks. So far, the wound has not reopened there. The right one, however, is being stingy. The wound is almost closed, but it’s hanging on for dear life… or so I think it is. Hopefully, this will be the last week of needing a cast for it, and we can treat the right foot like we’re doing the left one. More to come later.
In other news, with COVID taking a turn for many in the positive (via vaccine shots,) more people seem to be going out at night. I know this because as a rideshare driver, I pick up a lot of these people, and hear what they’ve been doing during the pandemic, and why they’re coming out now. And it seems like there’s not enough drivers to fill the demand right now. More rides for me. But this is a sidenote to what happened this weekend.
So Wednesday and Thursday night was big for me – money wise. Those nights are usually pretty slow. Hence, the previous explanation. With all that said, I was sure that Friday night was going to be bananas… It was not. Don’t get me wrong – I didn’t do badly. I just thought the night was have a bigger uptick, being the weekend and all. So I dust it off and prepare for Saturday night.
As I was about to start the van and leave the house, the van wouldn’t turn over. I tried several attempts, but to no luck. As a matter of fact, smoke started to come from the engine. I told the wife about it and left it alone, then got into our second car to go out and drive.
I picked up a couple that was about halfway between my house and Salt lake. Everything went fine as we approached the city, but then the car wouldn’t go faster. No matter how hard I pushed on the gas pedal, it did nothing. I then decide to get off the interstate a few exits early and just go through town. The car lost even more power, as I coasted into a local gas station. I tried to check the gear to see if I had it in neutral and a few other things, but the car was D.O.A. Not wanting to keep the couple from their nighttime plans, I cancelled the trip and had them schedule another ride.
After the couple left, I did some troubleshooting and checked the fluid levels. Turns out the oil was not registering. So I bought some quarts to see if it made a difference, and it did, luckily! Took the car out for a test drive and it seemed to start working like normal again. After doing all that, I went about my night and continued to work.
To be all honest, I had never heard of a car without oil in it still being operable. Seemingly, my wife and I dodged a big bullet, as the car should’ve seized up and had blown the engine. Count your blessings, I guess.
Then, earlier today, I had to go out and get some gas. There’s a very interesting story to this, but I’ll save it for a future blog post coming soon. I’ll say this. When a customer is already irritated with your service and is in the midst of talking to another employee about it, you might want to get all the facts right before you call a customer out. Again, more to come.
So that’s a “quick” wrap-up of what’s been going on. Until next time, thanks for reading.