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Day Forty Nine - Tired of tyres

10th November 2011

sunny 38 °C

We bought two hellishly expensive tyres in the morning whilst taking a leisurely breakfast at the bakery and made Windhoek by two.

We hit every tyre shop in Windhoek, bartering them and playing one against another until we found a nice chap at Tiger Wheel and Tyre who sorted us out with four new pimped ‘You can drive across anything’ tyres. Redvers new shoes made him look very handsome, now he needed a new shock and a wash.

We nipped into the suspension place on the way back, with the banana in hand. It was Thursday afternoon, 4.30pm. Not the best time to present someone with a problem but I wanted the ball rolling before Friday. Quentin, the workshop manager, took one look at it, “Its fucked, what did you do to it?” I told him our story; it was more than obvious that he didn’t believe me. “I’ll tell you one thing for sure, there’s no way they’re gonna honour the warranty on that,” he said, helpfully. He took a picture on his phone and sent it to the head of Old Man Emu in southern Africa. I didn’t hear it but Captain Crap Shocks agreed with him. “It’s late, bring the car in tomorrow and we’ll look under it. We’ll go from there.” I gathered my paperwork, picked up the banana and left. I was furious.

Posted by ibeamish 23:39 Archived in Namibia

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