Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Tank Full Of Freightliners

Well, here we are at the shop! Here in Lima, they have an upper level that houses the employee break room, training center, restrooms, a drivers lounge and a washer and dryer. The washer and dryer turned ou to be an unexpected surprise because I was able to get my laundry done while I'm waiting.

So instead of sitting in a hot laundromat in an uncomfortable plastic chair, I'm here lounging on the leather couch watching TV and reading magazines. I dislike doing laundry in general, but getting it done while doing something I enjoy makes the task more bearable.

This shop is different from any other I've been in; from the upper level, you can look down into the pit and see the mechanics working on your truck. The walkway runs the entire length of the shop and it's all open.

As usual, Ed had a unique observation. He said,
"It's like a huge fishtank. You can watch all the mechanics as they work."
"And like fish, they don't even know you're there." I responded.

I just hope they don't go belly up before they finish the work.

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The Original Goldfish


Lipstick Trucker said...

I grabbed my pillow and blanket and slept on the leather sofa while they worked on my truck.

Ms. Crawford said...

Wow! how neat is that? I bet it was cool to see all those trucks in a pit. I have never heard of a place that does any type of mecanhic work having a nice leadther sofa... that is AWESOME!

Gil said...

That has to be one of the classiest shops around! My local Volvo dealer has a customer lounge above the shop. I never went there as I usually bother the salesmen when I bring my wife's car in for service. You know what I'm going to check out next trip.

Unknown said...

The CAT dealer we went to in Portland, OR had the same set up. Great lounge upstairs overlooking the work bay, leather chairs, TV, snacks, but alas no washer/dryer. You would have had to twist my arm real hard to do laundry anyway. I'm with you, I hate doing it. In my old life, I took everything to the cleaners except underwear and jeans. Laundry days are the only time I miss my old life!