I’ll start this blog by saying that I hate to take credit for something that was organized by a group of people, but I felt proud last Saturday, as the cars and people kept pouring into the Coker Tire and Honest Charley Cruise In. It was cool to see an event I organized succeed, even with a serious threat for rain in the forecast. With just a couple months of planning we were able to get nearly 500 cars, and well over 1,000 people to see what Coker Tire is all about. Obviously, I didn’t do it alone, as I had the entire Coker Marketing Department backing me, as well as co-workers like Eric Gullett, Joe Lombardo and many others who spent their Saturday working, instead of relaxing.
I love it when something ends up being much easier than I’d anticipated, but it doesn’t happen that often. It makes my day much better when something simply works, rather than my usual routine, which involves spending 5 hours to do a 30 minute job. Of course, I’m talking about car stuff, particularly mechanic work. I can handle paint and bodywork in a timely manner, but when it comes to something that should be simple, I generally struggle. Here are some great scenarios:
1. Parts store gives me the wrong part
2. I don’t have the appropriate hardware
3. My efforts don’t actually repair the problem on the first go-round…aka misdiagnosis.
4. Something magically happens during the repairs that causes another problem.
5. Multiple trips to the parts store