Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John C. Oliva
Publisher: Orange Hat Publishing
Publication Date: March 2013
Categories: Personal Memoirs, Essays
Source: John C. Oliva
Have you ever been given the impromptu offer to buy a crossbow from a random stranger? Has your life ever been threatened over $1.75 in quarters? Can you say that you have ever been so bored that sifting through broken glass and cigarette butts constituted an accepted pastime? Those are just a sampling of the many adventures that I had while working as an attendant at Speedee Car Wash in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Despite all of the abrasive customers; cold, tiring winter hours; hot, boredom-filled, and even longer summer hours, I got some great stories to tell out of those years. And they are compiled here in Washing Cars & Wasting Time. Oh yeah…and we managed to wash a couple of cars amidst all of the chaos as well.
My Giffy Thoughts:
This memoir is set in Wisconsin. That makes this Wisconsinite happy.
|If this graphic doesn’t remind you of your MySpace days…well then you’re too damn young|
John tells some hilarious tales about his days working at his family’s car wash.
|I was doing a whole lot of this. Maybe a bit less creepily.|
You honestly wouldn’t believe some of the people he had to deal with.
|Ha ha. Dummy.|
Should you buy it? Should you read it? Should I share a signed copy with one you?