The Lorax Fun, Jack Giambalvo Hyundai FAIL, Good Christian Bitches or Belles WINS

The days may be getting longer, but the weekends seem to be getting shorter.  Especially this past weekend losing that hour.  Sure, I love gaining the hour back in the fall, but hate losing it in the spring.  Especially since they’ve changed the whole time-change thing to make longer by taking away the hour earlier and giving it back later. 

What purpose does it really serve?  Can’t they just pick one and stick with that?  Why not have Daylight Saving Time year ’round instead of part of the year?  Shouldn’t we be saving daylight all the time?  And yes, those questions really are rhetorical unless someone actually has any answers.

Princess Nagger and I saw over the weekend:

It was really cute and we both enjoyed it even more than we thought we would.  Definitely worth seeing.

We actually had a ‘date’ to see it Friday afternoon since she had an early dismissal day from school, but in York totally screwed that up for us.  My came with a super fancy schmancy radio – all electronic with a built in GPS and even a DVD player (with warning labels not to watch a DVD while driving. Duh.)  There was a short in it somewhere, though, because it would cut out at the most inopportune times (and if I had the tunes cranked, scare the bejeesus out of me with the loud popping noise through the speakers) then reboot itself.  It also kept blowing the fuse connected to my horn, leaving me hornless.

So we scheduled an appointment a couple of weeks ago with Jack Giambalvo Hyundai in York to have it looked at, but apparently when you make an appointment, it really isn’t an appointment.  Not even at a specified time.  To make a long story short, the third appointment-that-isn’t-an-appointment was last Friday when they actually finally replaced the radio.  And forgot to hook up the antennae.

To fix the issue of not being able to tune in any radio stations (either FM or AM), they have to pull the entire dash apart – again – to pull out the radio – again – to hook up the antennae they should have hooked up in the first place.  At least the satellite radio works, but that’s beside the point.  Bottom line is they should have checked their work before they released my car back into my custody.  When I called the service department to find out what they plan to do, they wanted to schedule another appointment that isn’t an appointment to ‘take a look at the problem’. 

So it would be a fourth trip to their service department that really should have been only one (reasonably two at the most since they had to order the radio to replace it), but now it’ll be double the time and the highest inconvenience level because they couldn’t do it right?  I’m not sure I want to trust them with my vehicle after the third time not being the charm and their obvious incompetence.  Not to mention when I spoke with two different service people there, they were flippant and condescending.  Whatever happened to good old fashioned Customer Service? 

I did get a call from the service manager after my husband had words with the gal I was trying to talk to Friday afternoon, but I have yet to call him back.  We’re contemplating taking it to a different Hyundai dealer to get it taken care of right. 

Though I am tempted to call the service manager and take him up on his offer to ‘make it right’ by telling him to do that, he can pick up the car from my driveway so neither my husband nor I have to be inconvenienced (provided they leave me a loaner car for the day in case of emergencies) and return my car, completely fixed (and the gas tank topped off, since I had just filled it and the 3 trips to and from their incompetent location has sucked a quarter of the tank already). Oh, and replace the damn fuse they never replaced during any of the three appointments-non-appointments so I’m still hornless.  What do you think?  Should I make them make it right or take it to a different dealer to deal with?

In other news… Have any of you caught the new series “”?

It’s title is “GCB” which originally stood for “” based on the book by the same name, but then changed to “” and later shortened to simply “GCB”.  Apparently there are a lot of people up in arms over this new series, with people claiming that it makes fun of Christians. I’ve mentioned one time that I’m a Christian, and honestly I’m not offended by this new series – not by a long shot. 

I actually find it quite entertaining.  Probably because I have known people exactly like that in my lifetime.  And I’m sure I’ll meet more like that in the future.  I actually find this show to be refreshingly funny – if you haven’t checked it out yet you totally should.  Kirsten Chenoweth is hysterical, as is the rest of the cast.  I hope it sticks around for a long time.

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29 thoughts on “The Lorax Fun, Jack Giambalvo Hyundai FAIL, Good Christian Bitches or Belles WINS

  1. You should ABSOLUTELY get that dealership to come and get the car, leave you a loaner and FIX the entire damned thing! I would be so mad. Call them up and read them the riot act!

  2. I so agree… the weekends are getting so short.. but then again, time in general is flying fast… You should definately make the dealership make right… dealing with dealerships is a nightmare sometimes!

  3. Yes I would have them come pick up the car and leave a loaner and have them fill the tank back up or tell them you’ll go to a different dealership.

    I hate time change, I feel so out of whack.

  4. Thanks for another great link up!
    I’ve never heard of the Lorax, might not be released here yet, looks like something to keep an eye out for. My kids LOVE going to the cinema.

  5. I really hate car issues like that, and I’ve had my share. We also saw the Lorax and thought they did a good job building a story around a 20 page book, because sometimes, that isn’t easy. Happy Tuesday!

  6. I love gcb!! It’s totally Texas! Big boobs. Big Hair. Big mouths.

    And yes go to a different dealership. That’s just crazy. They slobber all over you when you buy the car and then you are dirt when you have a problem. go to another.

  7. “Especially since they’ve changed the whole time-change thing to make Daylight Saving Time longer by taking away the hour earlier and giving it back later. ” That really irritates me to no end.

    When I was a wee lass – in grade school – they did keep Daylight Savings Time all year once. They didn’t do it again because, well, it was dark at 9 a.m. in the winter. My mother was not thrilled with the fact we were all walking to school in the dark.

  8. GCB must be a series on cable. I’ve not heard of it before. Good Christians have moments where they aren’t without faults. Perhaps the real problem, as it would be with me, is the title more than anything because it almost seems to glorify the bad behavior. You know the b-word. Sure, none of us are perfect – no not one! But, I think discretion should be used. I hope you get your vehicle fixed ASAP. Thanks for hosting, girl!

  9. That show sounds really funny! I’ll check it out on Hulu. Your car troubles sound familiar, when I had to use GM’s service while under warranty, I had the worst service. Kinda happy to take to independent shop now that I’m out of warranty.

  10. Oh, I say make them make it right. Businesses need to remember that customers have choices, they need to earn our business!

  11. I hate taking my car to the dealer and avoid it at all costs.

    I love GCB! I hear that it’s offensive to Christians that go to church and Dallasites. Is that what they are called?

  12. Wow! I would be looking for a new dealer to bring my car too but only AFTER the place fixed whatever they did wrong. Good customer service is just gone.
    They should really fire whoever worked on your car because it’s bad for you and them, they have to redo everything and it’s just more work in the end. FOR EVERYONE! I hate that for you!
    And I haven’t seen GCB yet, I’ve thought about watching it but decided to try that new show Alcatraz and so I watched the first episode last night I’m hooked!

  13. Normally, the time change doesn’t bother me much, but for some reason, this one has thrown me for a LOOP! I had to drag – literally DRAG – myself outta bed this morning. Yuck. Gimme back my hour!!!!!

  14. YUCK on the car dealership. They sound horrible! I’m sorry that you have to deal with incompetent people.

    But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE GCB! I have heard that it may not make it since so many people were complaining but I hope it stays on. I’m loving the storyline so far. {And Kristin Chenoweth is an Okie so I have to love her, right??) Is one of those husbands gay? The cowboy dude? I was confused about that.

    Thanks for linking up, my friend!!

  15. I wanna see The Lorax, too, dangit!

    And I would make them make it right. Oh, boy, would I. I HATE car dealerships. I usually find a local repair shop just so I can avoid them. They’re the DEBIL!

  16. Indy and I planned to see The Lorax last night, but we forgot until 30 minutes after the movies started. D’oh!

    DST: what a PITA. We haven’t changed in Europe yet, but will next week. I’m desperately trying to move Han Solo’s naps and bedtime up by 15 or so minutes every day to get him on schedule for the new time.

    Car dealers. Mostly, blech. I do have to say though, BMW and Volvo have the absolute best customer service ever.

    I have not heard of GCB! I must check it out. I adore Kristen Chenoweth. She’s so tiny and cute! I loved her on Pushing Daisies. I loved everyone on Pushing Daisies.

  17. I know many people who think they can pass for a GCB. It’s all in how you define it.
    That really stinks about your car. You have a right to be mad.

    Have a great day Stacy!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  18. I need to get myself (oh, ok the kids too) to the Lorax!

    There needs to be something free headed your way for this Hyundai fiasco!

  19. I’m loving GCB,and I’m a Christian. I think alot of people are seeing themselves in some of those girls and that’s why they’re upset… (Atleast that’s what I think 🙂 ) I’d be angry about the car too, dealerships tend to be a pain in the behind (atleast ones I’ve dealt with before have been)

    Hope you’re having a great day!

  20. Yay! You inspired me to watch Lorax, anyway thanks for presenting this in here. 🙂

  21. I have heard a few things about that show now, but have never seen it. Might have to check it out.

    Ugh I would be soo soo annoyed with the car dealership. I say take it there and make them fix it and make it right, but then after that never go there again.

  22. Dang…poor customer service is the WORST!!

    I think if you are going to have to pay to take it somewhere else, then it is worth it to go back to the crappy place. But they should actually do it free of charge, and honestly refund some or all of your money for being idiots!

    I have not watched the show, but I am Christian, and I thought it looked funny. But I’m sorry to tell you that I read a couple days ago that it was likely to be cancelled. That always happens to all my favorite shows. Boo.

    I hope things get worked out with the car!