Richard Craver

Musings about this world, and the world to come.

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I Hate Cars, And People Are A Close Second

OK, so I really don’t HATE cars or people, but some days it seems an eventuality.

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The Idiot Whisperer – Part 3

I’m impatient, it’s no secret. Most of my life is being on a mission of some sort and I’m continually frustrated by hindrances to my progress. I attribute much of this to the way I work, I’m strictly commission paid. If I don’t produce I don’t get paid. I quickly became my own efficiency authority, […]

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The Idiot Whisperer – Part 2 (Counterpoint)

The day after my prior rant I got an example of what keeps my sanity in check at work. 

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The Idiot Whisperer – Part 1

Not all customers in an auto repair shop are idiots. Actually some are nice, pleasant people that simply want to maintain their vehicles and move on with life. Then there are the others.

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Gandalf Gains A Little Bling

Nothing serious here. When I bought my jug of Mobil1 oil recently the do Gandalf’s 200,000 mile oil change, they have an offer whereby one could get a custom frame with the car’s ‘name’ emblazoned on it. Then customers were encouraged to upload photos of their named cars wearing their new fashion accessory. Well Gandalf’s […]

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Alcohol Anyone? – Part 1

About a month ago some of the newer Sheetz convenience stores in our area started selling E15 and E85 fuel, that is gasoline blended with 15% and 85% ethyl alcohol commonly called ethanol. The E15 a step up from the E10 that virtually all stations currently sell with the exception of a few that offer […]

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Car Audio Conundrums Revisited

Awhile back when I was still driving Methuselah I went through a period trying to get Bluetooth working with older technology so I could listen to podcasts during my commute. Ultimately I picked up a used JVC with Bluetooth from a co-worker and things got worked out nicely. With the passing of Methuselah I ended […]

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Spandex Cyclists And Canadian Geese

Before I get started there will be some that will write me off as a bitter, cynical,  hateful anal orifice; I’m not….really, but the reader is entitled to their wrong opinion.

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Nasty Cars

I admit I don’t keep a spotless vehicle. Even in High School when others were washing, waxing, vacuuming and applying Armor-All and Westley’s Tire Gloss; if my car didn’t have bird droppings on it and the white letters were reasonably clean I was OK.  But some of the cars that come through the doors of […]

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Methuselah Is Gone But Gandalf Has Taken His Place

A few weeks ago I wrote about my old Accord being struck down in the prime of life at 519,380 miles. Sigh…. I wanted to see how long that car would remain viable transportation. I mused that I considered it a girl because a young lady that was a customer at the shop I used […]

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