By tallvet
Today, I told my wife to not drive our car as it has a steering problem and is starting to shake. I got home from work to see it had a flat tire, and asked her if she went anywhere. She'd thought I was exaggerating and went out for coffee. I've been a mechanic for 7 years. FML
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  ohsnapword  |  21

A master mechanic is always too busy fixing other people's cars to fix his own.

By  pjsr  |  32

Being a mechanic for 2 or 3 years doesn’t qualify you to tell your wife what to do or not do. If a friend calls and says, “Let’s get coffee.” what’s she supposed to do? Telling her her friend, “Sorry, my car is dangerous to drive” is just rude. Stop exaggerating her irresponsibility!

  DanielleinDC  |  32

He had a legitimate reason for asking his wife not to drive the car: The steering and shaking problem. Had someone called to say, hey, let's get a cup of coffee, OP's wife could have asked her friend to pick her up since her car is having issues and hubby wants to take a look at it before she drives it again.

  J352SAURUS  |  30

And he's been a mechanic for 7 years, so I think he knows what he's talking about. He told her about it in the interest of her safety. The friend could've picked her up or come over for coffee.

By  WeirdUS  |  29

Unfortunately people assume now most things are exaggerated even when the statement could not be any clearer they keep testing it. If they Do use it and it’s fine you were exaggerating if something happens they assumed you were exaggerating so they didn’t think anything was wrong and not their fault.

By  ohsnapword  |  21

Don't feel bad. I work in IT and every time I tell my wife something about the computer, she tells me I'm wrong. I may be an expert in the field, but to her, I'll always be her idiot husband. In all fairness, she will always be my idiot wife to me.