Well, it’s like this …. the studs holding the tires on my car weren’t stripped. Apparently the real studs were inside these little metal jackets. The jackets were spinning, but the studs and bolts underneath were just fine.
Okay, I offically feel stupid, but as I pointed out to the tow truck driver who came to take my car to the shop this morning — but didn’t — it wasn’t my job to know about those jackets. You see, it was one of his coworkers that, after twirling those jackets, convinced us that our studs had been stripped. We believed him, he was the pro, right?
Actually, he’s brand new at driving a tow truck and we were one of his very first solo runs. The guy who showed up this morning though had 30 years in the business. He said, “Let me take a look.”
So, three of our tires were just fine. One had loose lug nuts, but the studs weren’t stripped, they just hadn’t been tightened down. That’s the one that was making all the banging noise. Issac From Haleiwa Towing had the car road safe and rolling in under 20 minutes.
I still haven’t called the garage. By the time I got to work I was 3 hours late and had a pile of stuff wanting my attention. I dove in to the pile and didn’t come up for air until quitting time.
So we had a bit more drama than was warranted.
If you liked my version of this story, you might enjoy OC’s: Stripped! Or, well, maybe not ….