Last night my facebook status read ‘Andrew is not happy’. I think I have the gift of understatement…
I took my car down town yesterday to an air con specialist who pretty much guaranteed me he would sort out the problem. While the air is ‘cool-ish’ at the vent – 8 degrees – it needs to be around 4 degrees otherwise on a hot day it is pretty hopeless.
I had been back and forth to auto elecs 7 times… This was my 8th visit to get this thing fixed and obviously I am ‘not happy’ because it is still not fixed. He ‘ran out of time’ yesterday and I need to return next Thursday to try an aftermarket thermostat as a way of reducing the temp. I found it hard not to let him know how angry I was yesterday.
If that doesn’t work… I imagine I will probably sell it. Pretty drastic I know, but there is no point travelling around Oz in a car with a dodgy air con.
Who would have thought that 7 weeks would not be enough time to sort a problem out?…
If it isn’t fixed on Thursday I imagine I will be trading it in and buying another car 3 days before we are due to leave. It has created more stress than we need, not to mention the time wasted actually going to and fro to get it fixed.
I now understand car air con systems inside and out. It is one of those puzzling situations where nothing makes sense, but I sure hope it does next week.
What’s also hard is that this guy was on the receiving end of my frustration from 2 months of failed attempts and wasted money. I didn’t lose it at him but he must have wondered why I was so uptight.
My original post about this was entitled ‘doggedness