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Old 02-07-2007, 02:01 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Orleans, LA
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We've all seen this one on the 'net over the years. It's insulting to men (and if you doubt that, tell me why it's usually some woman who sends it to you?).

I got tired of this and wrote my rebuttal:

Oil Change Instructions for Women:

1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change.
2) Drink a cup of coffee
3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.

Money spent:
Oil Change: $20.00
Coffee: $1.00
Total: $21.00

But then . . .
4) Engine seizes because JL "technician" left drain plug out
5) Call tow truck; scream at JL manager
6) New engine, $2500
7) Rental car while dealer installs new engine, $500 ($50/day x 10 days)
7) Lawyer to threaten to sue JL, $85.00/hr. (I could be way low on this)
8) JL eventually settles, but lawyer takes big cut

End result:
New engine;
Lawyer and rental car manager are now your best friends;
You've lost 10 years off your life and gained 2,000 new gray hairs.

Point this out next time somebody sends you this misandric e-mail. . . .
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-- Paul W. (The Benzadmiral)
('03 Buick Park Avenue, charcoal/cream)
'97 C230, smoke silver/parchment; '86 420SEL, anthracite/light grey; '84 280CE (W123), dark blue/palomino
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