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Old 06-10-2009, 02:47 PM
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Funniest install moments.

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It was about 3 years ago, this woman comes in complaining about this weird buzzing noise in her right rear speaker. One of the other installers who was off that day installed a new radio for her about a week before hand. So I get the car in my bay, turn the key to "acc" as soon as I did, the buzzing started before the HU even powered up. (it was a chrysler Town And Country). I figured the amp at that speaker went bad, or was getting feedback from the head unit.

So I Pull the head unit. Everything checked out. Leave the HU inplugged with the car in "acc" and go find the buzz. I open up the hatch and it sounds like it's coming from the right rear speaker, but lower down. I put my ear to the speaker to find it wasn't buzzing. But there was a towel wetween the 3rd row seat and side panel with a wire going to it, which was plugged into the rear lighter socket. I unplug the socket and no more buzzing. Problem solved. so I check was in the towel and it was a giant sized vibrator. I left it how it was in the towel, put it into a box in the trunk and that was that.

An hour or so later, the woman driving the van comes back to pick it up and asks what the problem was. Trying to be as professional about it as I could I just told her no worries, it's all fixed, no charge.

So she insists on knowing what was causing the buzzing; in front of 4 other clients. I tell her to come into the garage with me so I could show her..but adamant as can be she starts getting frustrated and emands to know what the problem was.

Politely and with as straight a face as I could muster I told her "Your personal massage device was left plugged in and the socket it was plugged into turns on with the key".

This lady turns beat red..but no, not out of embarassment and quit loudly lets out a sigh of relief and a " Oh thank god you guys found it, my husbands taking the van tomorrow and my boyfriend and I must have forgotten it back there".

We had a middle aged woman in the waiting room almost faint, and the 2 youngers guys were laughing hysterically and couldn't breathe. The middle aged guy turned a bit red, then asked he what she was doing tonight.

Myself and my boss were both really turning red trying not to break out laughing.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:24 AM
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now thats a funny story
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sometimes life is stranger than fiction! you should have taken pictures.
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