Like most people south of 135th street I dont change my own oil. I figure if you break down my earnings to an hourly rate and then apply that rate to the time it takes to change the oil that I am actually saving myself money by paying someone else to do it.

So I go to Valvoline and it comes time for them to give the full press on the additional services that they recommend and it gets to the air filter. The guy doing the sales job to me told me that by changing my air filter I will be helping the environment...... I told him that I didn't give a crap about the environment and after he finished laughing he said that he didn't either but they get a lot of single women that actually believe that they are doing the environment a favor by changing this.

The reason I tell you this is to inspire you to be honest about your antigreen beliefs. Don't be afraid to tell people that you don't believe the global warming hype. The look on their face at first is freaking priceless.


  1. I go to the Valvoline on 151st across from QT.

    They know not to try that with me. The old "here's your old air filter, look how dirty it is" routine is a joke!

    Of course it's dirty! That's it's JOB!

    I guess it's all part of the deal: upsell. I do it, but only when the work is actually necessary!