Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Junk Men

Mario and Fernando
So we have been looking for a replacement driver's side rearview mirror, and unfortunately it is an electric unit, so you have to buy the whole piece. Anyway, on Monday we were running errands in the City and checked around the usual parts stores. One guy told us about Zone 8 of the city where you can find just about anything you could ever want in a car parts. So we headed that way, without any particular store name in mind. Well, we happened upon one garage/shop driveway and asked a guy named Mario where we could find such a part. He quickly asked us the specifics and then called his buddy Fernando who ran off to some obscure "huesera" (boneyard) to turn up the exact part we needed. He then went on to tell us the advantage of buying a genuine-certified-preowned part designed specifically for our vehicle, over a Chinese reproduction piece sold at most retail parts stores. It was a good price and a pretty good color match, so we said, "why not?". They even posed for a nice picture for us. We asked the guy if the crime rate was pretty bad in the area, and he said, "Not so much during the daytime." So Kemmel asked, "So pretty bad at night?" And he said, "Wow" (in English), Not even I come down here at night!" We will try to keep our visits to daytime hours. :)


Sheri said...

Now, those are some interesting looking men!!

Mo&We said...

What an interesting life you lead; I will keep praying for your safety and well-being. Love, Mama