Unsolicited swag arrives at the Lair…

For a long time the Jeep has needed repairs that I continually ignored out of a belief that the transmission was soon going to completely fail (it did) and then the Jeep would become a permanently-parked blight on the landscape rendering further repairs a waste of time and money (it didn’t). Ain’t gonna need this house no longer, I’m a’gettin ready to meet the saints.

Well, we know how that went: After a long infuriating period the Jeep is back and apparently in it for the long haul. In celebration, I have a number of comparatively minor repairs planned for the early part of the warm season. Starting with a really easy one…

I don’t know what happened to crumble its previous mirror glass, I never have the heart to ask, but I first met the Jeep in 2005 and it needed new side mirrors then. They’re not even very expensive; I just didn’t care if the Jeep was street legal and never got around to replacing them. But they are frequently handy, and definitely easy, so I thought I’d start there to get the project rolling. And the replacements arrived yesterday, accompanied by a completely unasked-for and pretty much unwanted third box which I curiously opened this morning…


A bunch of swag advertising…some company I know (and care) nothing whatsoever about.

A bag of coffee is always welcome, otherwise this is just junk I don’t need or want. I’ll probably throw the shirt on the “to the thrift store” pile, the rest of this is headed directly to the landfill. And I was very surprised that even penniless desert hermits are getting goody bags now: Is this some new sales technique? Because otherwise I don’t see the point.

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3 Responses to Unsolicited swag arrives at the Lair…

  1. The Neon Madman says:

    As long as you are fixing jeeps, what about the brake handle in D’s ? Are there plans to get that resolved? It would be good to stay on good terms with the neighbors.

  2. Joel says:

    There’s nothing wrong with it, just some extra stippling.

  3. Tennessee Budd says:

    It adds character!
    Speaking of swag, Joel, I need to get your new snail-mail address. I’ll email you soon. Been meaning to send you some Brittle Brothers stuff.

To the stake with the heretic!