Hi friends.  I hope that all is going just swell in your life and that you are away from fire danger, the sun is shining and the temperature is somewhere in the mid 60’s.  
It’s not like that here.  It seems that most of Colorado is on fire, the temps are 90’s to 100’s.  The sun is shining though, but those people that are wearing flames for clothing would really appreciate some rain.
If you’ll remember, about a year ago, in this very blog, I proposed that there should be an agency of the federal government whose job it is to stop wildfires in their tracks and before they engulf into gargantuan flaming acreage.  I think our governor must have read it and it caused a light to go off in his head, because I remember hearing on the tv news a few days ago that he is looking into setting up some kind of regional organization whose sole responsibility will be to stop the wildfires. We will see……….
Anyway, today I am in the market for tires for my wife’s Nazi car (a 2009 VW Beetle).  There are only two good things about this car; 1) it starts regularly, and 2) it will be paid for in a month.  Other than those two things, this car was not built for humans and now it needs tires.  I won’t go to the dealer to buy them either.  No particular reason, I just don’t like this German engineering.
So, I’ve been looking online for deals on tires.  The lower the price the better.  I’ve looked at all the usual websites; Walmart, Discount Tires, Big O Tires, Pep Boys and the beat goes on.  The best deal I’ve found so far is with Firestone (hopefully they will see this plug and give me a set of new tires).
Then I got curious about this little place near me that sells Mastercraft tires.  So, I read several reviews about them and they were all glowing, so much so that I had to wear shades.  I then looked up where to buy them in Denver and guess what I found out?  There are several dealers in town but when I looked for prices, there was a button to click to request a quote.  AAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!
Don’t they have enough sense to know that that is why I visited their website in the first place?  If I have to beg you for a price, guess what?  I’M NOT GOING TO BUY YOUR SHIT!!
Making someone jump thru hoops just to learn your price is disrespectful to the customer and dishonest.  Why must it be a secret?  Are you ashamed of what you do?  Aren’t you in business to make money?  I didn’t have to travel to your website, but I did.  Don’t you think you should thank me by simply telling me what’s what and not make me jump thru hoops?  It’s a price for a tire!!  Post it on your website or else!
I literally arrived at your site because I am a serious shopper in need of the services that you offer.  I am looking for a price!  Instead I have to request a quote?  That’s like seeing you in person for the first time and when I ask you for the price, you look at me, with toothpick hanging from your lower lip and replying, “How much you got?”
Well, since you insist on doing this type of dishonest business, guess what else?  FIRESTONE WINS!!  I wonder how many times you have experienced defeat such as this.  


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