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Saturday, April 25, 2009

All I Wanted Was An Oil Change

Today, on my way to take Bosley for a run, I thought I would stop and get the oil changed in my car.  The dogs like coming along when I get my oil changed because they always get a cookie (or two) from the guys who work there.  So Bosley got his cookie, and I was reading the complimentary newspaper and the guy comes over to my window.

The Guy:  "Umm, I just checked your air filter, and well, it looks like it is full of dog hair."
Me:  "Really?"
The Guy - with a look of amazement on his face: "Umm, ya.  I have never seen dog hair in the air filter before."
Me - trying to act surprised and not laugh: "Really!?!"
The Guy:  "Your air filter really needs to be replaced."

Normally, I always think that the service people are just trying to up-sell me with their inflated prices on car parts, but I saw the air filter.  It didn't just have a couple of dog hairs in it.  It was completely stuffed full of fur.  You know how when you get new towels and you put them in the dryer for the first time and the dryer filter is completely full of lint?  That is how my air filter was, only worse.  It was disgusting and funny at the same time.  I bought a new air filter.


  1. Funny story! I'm familiar with hairballs but not like that! It sounds like my furnace filter, which is always filled with dog hair. Have to change it every week. I'm glad the dogs only shed once a year (from January to December!)

  2. LOL!!! that is just too funny Kim!!!!! I will have to get Brad to check mine too....I know he changes my oil filter, but I'm not sure about the air filter!!

  3. OMG. that is a top 10 funniest story ever.

    Its like a hepa filter on a vacuum!

  4. BOL!!!

    That is toooo funny!

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey