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Wiper Blades...  
User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 966 times:

"Changing wiper blades for the first time has been known to cause extreme frustration."

Quoted from a website telling you how to change wiper blades. My mom bought some, and told me to go change them. Well, I follow the directions on the package (yes, I know, I looked at the directions...), and guess what? It doesnt work.

I think there needs to be an ammendment to the "man card" rule... See, right now, its "if you look at the directions for any device or tool, a snip may be cut off of your man card". I think it should be ammended so that if the directions are wrong, then you do not get any part of the card cut off.

So, back to the story. These wiper blades were supposed to just "pop" off... well, they made lots of noise, including many "pops" and snaps and groans, but they didn't budge. My fingers also made lots of noise, snapping who-knows-what inside of them, but the wipers still didn't budge.

So, ok, I come inside and look online. Yes, I know, I am a loser. I looked for even more instructions.

But guess what? Those didn't work either! HA!

So now we're stuck with some bent wiper blades.




(Hint: I am trying to make a story out of a question... how do you change the freaking things!)

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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
I follow the directions on the package



Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
I looked for even more instructions.

Your man card isn't just getting a snip taken off. For reading directions twice in one day, for the same project, involving a car, we are taking it away. As of now your man card is null and void until such a time as you play a rugby game, punch another man in the face, drink a six pack, and fix those wipers. At such time your card will be under review for renewal by a board of men.

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
how do you change the freaking things!)

They should just pop off like you said. Thats how it is on every car I've seen.


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 952 times:

theyre simple when you know how!

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7787 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 949 times:

Assuming your mom's car has the (shepherds) hook style attachment they should just pop out. Takes a moment or two to figure it out really.


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
So now we're stuck with some bent wiper blades.



User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 934 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
As of now your man card is null and void until such a time as you play a rugby game, punch another man in the face, drink a six pack, and fix those wipers. At such time your card will be under review for renewal by a board of men.

ALL of those?

Dang. This sucks. Even more so, because my mom just took the car in for some power-steering repairs, and will probably get the blades fixed, also.

Dang. I guess I can never be a man again?


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 idea 
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Can I say this was only a joke?


 Silly


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 5):
Dang. I guess I can never be a man again?

Again? When were you?

As for me, I only change my wiper blades for the glory of god. He lets me know when its time for a new pair.


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):

wow somebody can't get over some things, eh?

Please, why do you have to drag that all over the board? You'd think one thread would be enough.


User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
As for me, I only change my wiper blades for the glory of god. He lets me know when its time for a new pair.

 rotfl 

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 7):
You'd think one thread would be enough.

No, no. I've not quite had enough yet. When BAB declares a topic dead and/or without humorous value, then it is dead and/or without humorous value. Until that time, carry on.

BAB yes 



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 898 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 8):
No, no. I've not quite had enough yet. When BAB declares a topic dead and/or without humorous value, then it is dead and/or without humorous value. Until that time, carry on.

*Bows to BAB*


Ok, KROC, bring it on??

oh wait... maybe in a new thread... you wouldn't want to have to delete your own posts, since they would be off topic in this thread.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 893 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 9):
Ok, KROC, bring it on??

Talk about a one sided confrontation...


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 863 times:

hey ok I got the blades changed...

if I go sing in the street naked can I have my man card back??

 Silly


User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 860 times:
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Wiper blades can make even the best mechanics look like idiots...  ashamed 


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User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 856 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Reply 11):
if I go sing in the street naked can I have my man card back??

According to the man laws public nudity must be accompanied by public intoxication to be considered manly. Otherwise it's winter in the northern hemisphere and considered stupidity.


User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 819 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 13):

This keeps looking worse for me.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 1):
As of now your man card is null and void until such a time as you play a rugby game, punch another man in the face, drink a six pack, and fix those wipers

But, I'm under age, so I can't drink...

So if I drink a 6-pack of... RedBull?

I'll go punch my dad in the face. He's sleeping.

Football better than rugby?

I already fixed those wipers.


User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 804 times:

I had some new ones one time that just wouldn't click into place so had to adapt the clip from old set to make it work...mixing brand names is often the problem, so I try to keep blades and holders from same company.


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
As for me, I only change my wiper blades for the glory of god. He lets me know when its time for a new pair.



"Mike, everytime it rains and you go driving, people start queuing up outside the gates here... change your bleedin' wiper blades"

Thom@s



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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 750 times:
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I must be even manlier then ... I went to my favorite authorized Volkswagen garage to have the wiper blades replaced on the Touareg ... and guess what? The genious doing the work actually managed to break my windshield! *bang*

That's why I prefer not changing wiper blades myself: at least it wasn't *me* breaking that windshield  Silly

-Manuel



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User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 741 times:

Quoting Bagpiper (Thread starter):
So now we're stuck with some bent wiper blades.

You must have different wiper blades in the UK.. mine were never too troublesome.

Now changing a tire...

-Sam



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