Shame on You Triple A Roadside Assistance

Shame on you Triple A Roadside Assistance.  Shame on you…

You know, there was a time when corporate pride meant something.  I remember a day when companies would go out of their way to make their vehicles look in tip-top shape.  Examples of buses, 18-wheelers, and everyday delivery trucks.  Unfortunately, this is not the case anymore.  Drive on any Interstate Highway and you will see filthy trucks with “wash me” written on the sides or better yet, totally banged up examples like the one in today’s post.  Take a look…

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I saw this truck on my way to work this morning.  This is an “Emergency Services” Triple A (AAA) Battery Service truck.  Take a closer look.  This poor Chevy truck has been driven hard and put up wet.  Pretty much every panel on this truck was nicely banged up – I suppose maybe AAA is into NASCRAP racing with their emergency trucks these days!  There was definitely some “tradin’ paint” going on here.

Remember the movie “Days of Thunder” (it sucked)?  Remember the part where Cole was told to “go out and hit the pacer car” because there is still one corner of the car that is not dented?  I guess somebody told the driver of this truck to do that very thing.  What a shame Triple AAA.  You have hit a new low.

Adding insult to injury, take a look at that rear bumper:IMG_1617

I am not a card carrying member of the Triple A network, but if I were stranded on the side of the road and had this lousy truck show up I would wonder who needs who?  Know what I’m saying?

Triple A, tell you what:  you need to pay close attention to probably the last of the vehicles that mean something.  Love it or hate it, but the South Carolina Highway Patrol goes out of its way to keep their aging fleet of Crown Vics in excellent shape.  I have never seen one of their cruisers banged up or even scratched up.  Matter of fact they even go to the trouble of using zip-wraps on the hubcaps to keep them from making a premature high speed departure.

So yes, Triple A – shame on you…

2 thoughts on “Shame on You Triple A Roadside Assistance

  1. Michael Yount

    My bride, Jean, is the best at locating commercial vehicles – especially older ones – that are in great shape. And she’s quick to point out — ‘Honey, see the shape that truck/trailer is in? That’s the guy you want to hire to a) cut your grass, b) paint your house, c) do your plumbing, etc. When they take care of their equipment, they usually will do you a good job as well. And, usually, vice versa.

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    1. bowtie6 Post author

      “see the shape that truck/trailer is in? That’s the guy you want to hire to a) cut your grass, b) paint your house, c) do your plumbing, etc. When they take care of their equipment, they usually will do you a good job as well. And, usually, vice versa.”

      I could not agree with you more. Seriously, when I saw this truck this morning I was stunned. I mean, Triple-A (AAA) is in some people’s eyes kinda like “Consumer Reports” – they stand up for helping out when the shit-hits-the-fan. No offense but there is certainly nothing absolutely more remotely comforting as to watching a beat-up truck like this coming to your aid.

      In South Carolina there is a brigade of trucks on certain metro areas called S.H.E.P. These are Ford trucks loaded up with assistance equipment for vehicles stranded within a certain radius. These trucks are amazing! They are beyond pristine. You can tell there is PRIDE on the crews that keep them up.

      Too bad AAA could not do the same with this truck…

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