Yesterday my car went in for a well-deserved service. Kobus was the sweetheart that facilitated the whole thing. We were quoted R 1500-1800.00 for the service in question however in all honesty I was expecting much worst. It turns out taking a man along goes a long way!!
First off I need to mention that I believe we all take our chances in business, I believe we all take “advantage” of a person’s inexperience in certain situations were we have the upper-hand. I also believe we are all a bit prejudice. What I certainly did not expect, was getting far better service because I decided to tag a man (a very handsome man, who happens to be my fiancé) along when coming for the service.
These are a couple of things I happened to notice when tagging my very handsome man and fiancé along to my service :
- I received the dirty and used air filter in a box as a gift, along with the used spark plugs. Never in my history of car services as a female alone have I ever received these before.
- Never in my history of services as a female alone have I ever paid less than the actual quoted amount. It was only a couple of rands less than R 1500.00, but I am not complaining.
- In the past I was told my brake-pads are finished and it needs replacing. Implying right now, it cannot wait a moment later. This time I was advised that it would need replacing in about a 1000km.
- I received a quote for a couple of things that needs to be done around the car, new brake light globes etc. On a formal quotation, with the labour quoted separately – fully knowing that the man in my life would much rather just do that himself, instead of paying someone R 164.74 to do it for me.
- I get called Mrs. Swart when my fiancé books the car service for me and I quite like it!!
So what have you learnt when tagging a man a long to certain traditionally more manly related events or functions.
p.S It is exhausting to be so politically correct! I.E. traditionally more manly related events or functions.
Happy happy weekend!!