The One About the Mechanic.

Most of you know that we recently purchased a new car.  As we were driving around looking at our options, I mentioned this fact: Whenever I go in to have my car serviced or washed or whatever, I feel the need to change the radio station.  If I happen to have a Broadway musical blaring right before I get there, I change the station.  If  I happen to be listening to “easy listening”, I change the station.  If I happen to be listening to kid music, I change the station.  (You get the point.)

I wait until I see the mechanic before I change the station.  Does (s)he look like a rock fan?  What about country? Rap?  Reggae ?  Why do I even care??

Marshall informed me that he he does the same exact thing(well, minus the Broadway stuff…but he did totally use “Huey Lewis & the News” in his example of a CD he must eject before taking his car in!)

I’m not really sure why I do this.  I don’t really care what the mechanic thinks about my musical preferences or what it means about me.  I’m not even sure (s)he actually does care or even notices.  And if (s)he does…what of it?  The mechanic is perfectly able to change the station or just turn it off.  I mean they don’t have a problem moving my perfectly set seat, mirrors and lumbar settings…so why wouldn’t they change the music, too?

Does anybody else do that?  Or are we just weird?  (I’m gonna go with weird until somebody backs me up on this one.)

p.s. I used “(s)he” because I want to make sure that everyone knows that I’m not being sexist.  If a girl wants to be a mechanic, more power to ya, sister!  But using (s)he is a bit more tedious than expected, and I probably won’t do it again.  🙂

8 Responses to The One About the Mechanic.
  1. Tara
    July 11, 2009 | 9:08 am

    Not weird! I totally used to change the station upon arrival at the mechanic’s when I had a car! Or I would just turn the radio off for them.

  2. Peapodsquadmom
    July 11, 2009 | 9:08 am

    i’m gonna’ have to go with the “you’re just weird” on on this. both of you. :=D

  3. Peapodsquadmom
    July 11, 2009 | 9:09 am

    “one on this” not “on on this.” grr…hate typos in comments. can’t fix them.

  4. Olivia
    July 11, 2009 | 10:18 am

    I usually go with turning the radio off altogether. But I guess my vote of not weird doesn’t really count, ’cause I’m part of the fam. Not really surprising if we’re all weird…

  5. Camille
    July 11, 2009 | 12:21 pm

    LOL I turn my radio off, and my a/c off too. I don’t want them enjoying being in my car. Just fix it!

  6. aleasha
    July 11, 2009 | 9:34 pm

    i turn my radio off, although the comment on turning the air off is great. i’ll have to keep that in mind!!

  7. Becky
    July 12, 2009 | 7:28 am

    OMG! I have never thought about this! Should I have been thinking about this?! How unbelievably inconsiderate of me to not have been thinking about the mechanic’s musical preference! I am so insensitive. Great. Thanks a lot Bridget.

  8. Issa
    July 12, 2009 | 11:55 am

    I have always done this. Funniest thing though, my dad is a mechanic. First thing he does when he starts a car is turn the radio off, because he always has music on in the shop.

    Also, he could care less about music. But he does judge people on how messy their floor is. But that? I never really worry about. 🙂