Monday, December 17, 2012
Where did all the cool stuff go?
So, I told my wife I found my own facebook site to go to. I figure that facebook is a huge waste of time for a lot of people. I found a website that I could literally spend hours looking at, wasting my time so that's why I call it my facebook. On this site there is a post about a bunch of photos from the past and I find myself wishing I was around when these pictures were taken. They are all before my time but I can imagine what they would be like. I always said if I could choose a time to be born it would of been in the 40's. Pretty much when my Dad was born. I love this first picture. It shows an auto parts store back before there was autozone and o'reillys. In fact before there was computers. You could tell the guy you needed brakes for your impala and he didn't ask you if that was a Ford or Chevy or ask you what engine it had because that's the only way to look up brakes on the computer. Just check out all the cool stuff on display. You could spend a whole day just hanging out here. We had an auto parts store that I went to when I was younger and I guess that's about as close as I got to this one. It was called Prime Source Auto. The guy knew me and my Dad by name and always had or could get the parts we needed and they were good quality also. Nowadays you end up at autozone and wait in line to get the parts you need only after anyone who calls gets helped first. Then you are usually helped by someone who knows nothing about cars, the quality of the parts are crap but they carry a lifetime warranty (if you like to change them every year) and then you wait in another line to pay for the stuff. Give me a parts store that actually has great customer service and is knowledgeable and I will gladly pay 3 times as much.