A lot of other people had that idea. There is only one "machine" wash, the other bays are all self service. Since we have a population that is about 80 percent "senior" most people use the machine wash.
There were probably 10 cars in line. Since it takes about 7 minutes per vehicle to get through the wash, you can see that people spend some time waiting in their cars.
The "laser wash" tunnel broke down. Some old goat drove into it way further than he was supposed to, tripped the sequencer on the bay, and it didn't come on. The manager tried to explain to him what had happened, but all the guy wanted to do was yell. I was standing by the office, in the shade, so I got to listen to this. The manager asked him to go on out and come back around, but the driver wouldn't because he would have to wait in line again. Then, for unknown reasons, this old guy puts his car in reverse, backs up, and hits the frame that moves the water sprayers around the car. That shut off the power to the bay.
Now other people are starting to blow their hours and wave imperiously for the workers to come out and explain what's going on, so they can yell at the teenagers who work there. The teens respond by taking a powder and going in the back. They don't care a tinker's damn about the customers anyway.
In about five minutes, the manager is out there helping people back out who are infuriated and want to show their umbrage by leaving. That makes the other drivers angry because they have to back out, there's no room in the lane between the buildings to get out of line. Some of them are literally shouting in the managers face. I wondered, if this is how they react to something as minuscule as a car wash problem, what do they do when the power goes out, or there's no gasoline, or the grocery stores are empty? I know most people are Sheeple, but it's things like this that reinforce just what that means.
Twice now, in about six weeks, I've been intentionally run off the road. In both instances, someone followed me, flashing their lights and shooting "the finger", then passed me on a blind curve and shot back in front of me so that I had to slam on the brakes and drive off onto the shoulder. After the first instance, I got that can of bear spray for the Jeep. After this last one, I got a dash camera. I am not sure, even if I have video of this kind of driving, what the Sheriff's Department will do about it. But I'm going to find out.
I appear to be infuriating some of our subsidized housing / welfare recipients who have moved in up here from Atlanta with my bumper stickers. Can't think of any other reason they'd be giving me a hard time, as I don't know them from Adam. I'm not the only one having this problem, but in listening to the police radio I know this is a "white trash" issue, since the aggression is coming from twenty something whites. We didn't have these kind of people up here once upon a time, but the new housing has drawn them like flies to horse manure.
Here's a news story from One America News that people should be aware of. It was on this morning. Speaking of One America News, I got a virus protection program for my Kindle. It was called "Byte Defender." When I ran it the first time, it came up and said "Application One America News is an aggressive malware" and urged me to delete it. I did delete an app, but it wasn't One America News, it was Byte Defender.
I went to wiki to try to run down something on contacting One America News. The entry was clearly written by a refugee from Antifa, as it was nothing but an attack on the news network, full of spurious claims. I think the person who wrote it was inspired by an article in Salon Magazine that was a screed against OAN. Everyone and everything that is conservative is being banned, investigated, denigrated, and generally destroyed if the left can get away with it. And they do get away with it, since they own the media.
Anyway, the beat goes on ......
And then, there's this:
There was also a charming video taken in a "Muslim American" school in Philadelphia, where kids that looked to be about third grade were singing little songs at a school presentation, like "We will chop off their heads for Allah." That one disappeared from Fox News before I could find a copy to post, but it's probably out there somewhere. CAIR in action, again.
Missed a few Branco cartoons lately, here are some of the best:
New American Survival Guide out. If you can find a copy. I can only get them by mail now. I've been to the grocery stores and other potential sources in six North Georgia counties. You can't find American Survival Guide, Guns and Ammo, or Off Grid in any of them. I could probably (though not certainly) get a copy by driving to Hall county, where there is a "Books a' Million" but I'm not even sure of that.
I get these magazines digitally now. If you want a gun related magazine, or one with self sufficiency as the core, you won't find them in print up here anymore.
All in all, things keep moving along. We stay up on the mountain and don't travel a lot now. I have plenty to keep me busy here anyway. It's been up in the nineties, and humidity levels near 100 percent. This weekend is supposed to be the hottest this year. Fortunately, all of our buildings are under the canopy of the forest and though that can be stuffy, at least the sun doesn't blast right in on you.
Today I got all the cement parking pads cleaned off, and did some weed eating around the buildings so everything looks squared away. Of course, I only worked early in the morning and I'm too tired to do any more today. Things take a lot longer but then, I have more time these days.