day 2080 – four series

brought my car into autowest to service today not expecting to come back with a big list of problems. it was suppose to be an annual oil plus a light bulb replacement, but the mechanics also reported that my washer fluid pump and oil filter gasket also needed to be replaced. i’m not replacing those with bmw because they charge way more than what the other mechanic shop had quoted me. at least i got to drive a brand new four series around for the day as a courtesy car

day 1841 – small gestures

i do a very thankless job where i’m always expected to do things right. it’s one that does all the work in the back end and allows others to shine. usually i don’t get called out unless something isn’t done perfectly or when something goes wrong. this is one of the rare times i do get noticed on a personal level. this card i received on my desk definitely put a smile on my face. the gift is a small gesture, but one that makes me believe i do my best to service others

day 1441 – autowest 

i brought my german toy into annual maintenance for oil change. upon sitting down with the service advisor, he advised a few more parts to be upgraded or will soon need to be replaced, each item ranging from a couple hundred bucks to seven hundred. i’ll wait on those and in the meantime consult other technicians for professional opinion before making any decisions

day 1266 – give back event

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the office looked like costco because this is what we’ll use to make five hundred sandwiches for our quarterly give back to community event. it’s strictly voluntarily, but most of the staff volunteered their time to put sandwiches together; some will hand them out to the less fortunate in the downtown eastside area. it’s also a good team bonding event with all hands on deck

day 790 – xi upgraded

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my ride looks a little different today while my car is being serviced. minor upgrades from the usual with the newer model, bigger engine, navigation and digital dash. wouldn’t mind if they take longer to service my car cause one day of extra luxury just isn’t enough. it was a smooth ride with cool features as expected, but i really dislike the fuel saving function of turning off engine at every stop

day 507 – christmasy decorations

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going out with the family for a dinner when seemingly the rest of the world is also trying to have their christmas celebrations and holiday dinners. that explains why theres long lineups at practically every single restaurant and snail slow service. we hadn’t even thought about making reservations for such a small party. the time of the year when i gets so sick of food and i haven’t even made it to christmas day yet and to make matters worse, haven’t hit the gym once

day 374 – turn off already

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what does this signal even mean?? already brought it into the service shop for annual car maintenance and very annoyed the light is still blinking every single start up. i must call into the service department to have them somehow to get rid of it, or maybe its time to change my brakes