Ugh ... Mom went to pick up the black masheen and came back utterly disgusted. She didn't wanna pet me or anything. She said that the dumb-a**es at Earl Scheib Paint and Body in Chula Vista, CA, left her car unlocked in their parking lot and someone STOLE HER CAR STEREO! Doesn't that suck? Mom had "words" with the manager of the place ... a useless man who hemmed and hawed ... and then she went to the Chula Vista Police Department to report the burglary/get a police report filed for insurance purposes.
I listened to Mom and came up with this little piece of advice for humans who deal with idiots on a daily basis: Insist that auto-masheen technicians LOCK your car when they're not working on it. Apparently, technicians DON'T CARE about your property in the slightest and therefore, leave your masheens unattended and accessable to any "Tom, Dick or Harry" who happens by.
Mom learned the hard way and will now have to deal with her insurance company, the CVPD, and Earl Scheib Corporate. And to think that she's supposed to be ON VACATION. She told me that she'd rather be at work for all the crap that these last two weeks have wrought.
Sucks to be a human, huh?