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Old 02-04-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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I thought I've seen it all. Looking at Channel 13 news and a car wash in River Oaks was open today.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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It's actually going to be a nice sunny weekend, not a bad idea to get the car washed today. Hubby is thinking of washing the car right now.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Why today though? Seems rather dumb to wash the car in such cold weather. Unless of course he's just completely bored hanging around the wife.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: League City
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I thought I've seen it all. Looking at Channel 13 news and a car wash in River Oaks was open today.
Wow! I wanted to have my car detailed, but I started to wonder about the people who are out there handling the wet rags. That was if the place was even open. I know how my hands felt after running the water hose in 30 degree weather. I think I will wait until it warms up.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Why today though? Seems rather dumb to wash the car in such cold weather. Unless of course he's just completely bored hanging around the wife.
Because opening a business takes a whole business plan, with deadlines, and opening dates. I'm sure when they chose 2/4/11 to open their business, it was a long time ago and they were thinking: it's friday - great time to open for the weekend business. Not, it's 25 degrees this weekend with a freak ice storm to hit the area.

Yes, they could post pone their opening date...but,

it caught your attention, didn't it?!
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Why today though? Seems rather dumb to wash the car in such cold weather. Unless of course he's just completely bored hanging around the wife.
lol We have a long day tomorrow and he hates driving around in a dirty car. So either today or tomorrow super early. He usually takes it to a hand car wash, but thought all might be closed. He didn't after all, and will probably get up extra early to do that.

DanielWayne: I doubt that the people working at the car washes get paid for days off. It's probably better for them to have cold hands and get paid, as opposed to having warm hands and not being paid.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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Wow! I wanted to have my car detailed, but I started to wonder about the people who are out there handling the wet rags. That was if the place was even open. I know how my hands felt after running the water hose in 30 degree weather. I think I will wait until it warms up.
Exactly. I saw this as an opportunisticv move by the boss. Washing a car in this weather is not essential.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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Because opening a business takes a whole business plan, with deadlines, and opening dates. I'm sure when they chose 2/4/11 to open their business, it was a long time ago and they were thinking: it's friday - great time to open for the weekend business. Not, it's 25 degrees this weekend with a freak ice storm to hit the area.

Yes, they could post pone their opening date...but,

it caught your attention, didn't it?!
This was not an openiung date or grand opening. Just a regular day of work.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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lol We have a long day tomorrow and he hates driving around in a dirty car. So either today or tomorrow super early. He usually takes it to a hand car wash, but thought all might be closed. He didn't after all, and will probably get up extra early to do that.

DanielWayne: I doubt that the people working at the car washes get paid for days off. It's probably better for them to have cold hands and get paid, as opposed to having warm hands and not being paid.
DanielWayne: I agree with you. When these folks are washing cars in the River Oaks area and get ill, I'm sure the car wash owner does not have health insurance for their workers.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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Because opening a business takes a whole business plan, with deadlines, and opening dates. I'm sure when they chose 2/4/11 to open their business, it was a long time ago and they were thinking: it's friday - great time to open for the weekend business. Not, it's 25 degrees this weekend with a freak ice storm to hit the area.

Yes, they could post pone their opening date...but,

it caught your attention, didn't it?!
:facepalm:


I'm not talking about Jose or Jesus working the towel on the car for Quiki Car Wash. And most places that clean cars are closed in bad weather. Yeah mind blowing isn't it?
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