Last Saturday night SliceTruck was at a party with Cool Haus, at the end of the night the Cool Haus truck wouldn't start.
Their employee came over and asked us for a jump. We told him we don't have jumper cables and he told us they carry them on the Cool Haus truck cause this happens all the time.
We said sure and opened up the door to the battery on SliceTruck and let him jump the Cool Haus truck. He jumped it and was up and running.
Soon after we parted ways the SliceTruck dashboard lit up; the check engine light went on, the abs light went on, the check transmission light went on, a transcom failure light lit up and the truck would not shift out of first gear. We called and let Cool Haus know about the problem and drove 10 miles back to park the truck in first gear at 20 mph.
So this all happens Saturday night. Sunday we know we have a problem but there's no service people available to help us. Monday comes we check out our truck and call a Freightliner service guy, he tells us to check a few fuses but it doesn't help. We then set an appointment for him to come out Tuesday morning. We're warned that if the computer on the truck is ruined he can't fix it on the spot and we'd have to get it into the shop.
I email and call the owners of Cool Haus with a heads up:
I then emailed Cool Haus the good news:
At this point the owners have not returned any phone calls or email from us regarding this incident. The never do return an email.
We make a few more calls and Wednesday Cool Haus' owner finally responds. Freya calls us back.
Paraphrasing, what she says is this:
"When I heard about this I called my lawyer first and he said we're not liable for anything and suggested I don't pay you a cent, but since I'm a moral person I'm glad to split it with you."
Paraphrasing, I said:
"I think you should pay for the whole thing. If you borrow something from somebody and break it you should pay for it, not split the cost"
Paraphrasing, she says:
"But you never told my employee that you have a special truck with a computer in it. If you have a special truck you have to tell people about that before they use it for a jump."
Paraphrasing, I say:
"A computer in a vehicle is nothing special or uncommon. My 1990 Range Rover has a computer in it"
Paraphrasing, She says:
"We'll we don't have a computer in our truck and we don't have to ground anything when we jump it. Once again I'll pay half even though my lawyer said I don't need to pay you anything."
I told her to hold on to the $125. She can use this to pay her lawyer I guess.
I don't expect you to care about this, I'm just venting, but what are you really looking for when reading a pizza truck's blog? Pizza recipes?