A customer dropped off her vehicle on a hot summer Friday afternoon and said she would pick up Monday, recalls John Burkhauser, director of education at Bolt on Technology, maker of auto repair software. When she picked up her car, it was fixed, but she was dismayed when an awful stench came wafting out the door. “There sat the remainder of a half watermelon in plastic wrap,” Burkhauser says. “Being made mostly of water and baked for days at probably in excess of 140 degrees F, the watermelon was now a wobbling, plastic wrapped blob filled with a brown liquid ready to let loose at any moment. The customer realized she bought the melon for the weekend and accidentally left it behind.” Don’t miss these 19 home inspector nightmares you have to see to believe.
In preparation for an interview for a marketing manager of sex toy manufacturer, Gina Hutchings, of Bedford, U.K. had to peruse a lot of product catalogs for her presentation. After the interview, she tossed the sex toy catalogs in the trunk (or boot as the Brits call it) of her car and forgot about them. The next day, her car was due for an inspection and it was then she realized she left the catalogs in the boot. “The poor mechanics thought I had a serious sex addiction,” she recalls. These 100 maintenance tips will extend the life of your car.