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Offline macdude443

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My first insult
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:13:52 PM »
I was at the paint shop the other day matching up some weatherstripping and a regular came in to buy paint.  He was doing some work at the counter and must have overheard our intense conversation about cross sections and what not.  He says "What re you fixing up, an old Blazer?", to which I reply "Nah, an AMC Eagle."  He says "Oh. They stopped making those for a reason."  No one laughed or really payed any attention to him after that.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 08:57:11 PM »
Yeah. They stopped making Olds and Pontiac too! Wonder if he feels the same about them? I believe I would have told him to kiss off! My tolerence for those kind of people is rather short!
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 10:21:05 PM »
Several of my friends say that same thing. They just don't understand. All they know about AMC are the few bad characteristics they have had. No one seems to want to acknowledge the fact that pretty much the same 258 engine was used in the Cherokee up until 2000.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 11:22:24 PM »
I can't wait to see today's cars matching our Eagle's 165k miles and 28 years with the same grace that our Eagle has.

I used to own an International pickup. The smart-aleck at the counter of what was then the friendly local house of parts derided the pickup as "Inter-trash-onal". When I sold the pickup it had 200k miles on its original engine and was being driven daily.

I don't know what became of the pickup, but the parts house is out of business. Would one suppose this attitude is why the parts house is out of business ???
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 11:29:32 PM »
Man, I never hear comments like that. I'm kind of hoping for one, so I can put them on the spot and make them feel like a moron.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 11:41:43 PM »
I get this comment a lot.  I honestly catch quite a bit of crap for the AMC... go figure
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 02:50:04 AM »
I can't wait to see today's cars matching our Eagle's 165k miles and 28 years with the same grace that our Eagle has.

I used to own an International pickup. The smart-aleck at the counter of what was then the friendly local house of parts derided the pickup as "Inter-trash-onal". When I sold the pickup it had 200k miles on its original engine and was being driven daily.

I don't know what became of the pickup, but the parts house is out of business. Would one suppose this attitude is why the parts house is out of business ???
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 03:57:26 AM »
I get that too from time to time and it always gets under my skin....I had a kid say basically the same to me at a parts store....you can only imagine how funny it was when I saw him pedaling to work one morning on a cheesy 10 speed. The next time I stopped in I made a point to compliment him on his sweet ride and how my 12 year old niece has one just like it.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 09:19:01 AM »
I had one parts guy say something negative when I said I needed something for the eagle. I politely aske him why the distaste, he really didn't know what to say, so he just blabbered "they're a pain to find stuff for".  I politely said to the lad, "well, maybe if you knew how to do your job properly, you wouldn't have such a hard time." He didn't like that very much  :rotfl: . I then proceeded to show him how to find what I wanted, and actually showed a little gratitude for doing so.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 10:37:52 PM »
I had one parts guy say something negative when I said I needed something for the eagle. I politely aske him why the distaste, he really didn't know what to say, so he just blabbered "they're a pain to find stuff for".  I politely said to the lad, "well, maybe if you knew how to do your job properly, you wouldn't have such a hard time." He didn't like that very much  :rotfl: . I then proceeded to show him how to find what I wanted, and actually showed a little gratitude for doing so.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 10:57:05 PM »
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When I drove a 89 Buick La Sable not problem with the boy's out back to help keep it on the road.
 Replaced it with my 82 Eagle and just got ridiculed and no tech would help on the few occasions I could use some.

The funny/sad part they where dropping engines, transmissions and rear ends frequently on a few year old GMC cars still probably not paid for.

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Re: My first insult
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 01:02:42 AM »
The common comment I get is "There is still an AMC Eagle on the road?"
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 02:55:22 AM »
The common comment I get is "There is still an AMC Eagle on the road?"

One of my favorites for me is "you have an AMC Eagle?" then I reply "I have two"
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 03:31:38 AM »
the one i hear the most is "what kind of car is that?" and when i tell them it's an AMC Eagle i get "never heard of it, what company made it?" then when i tell them American Motors Company i get "who?" and then those that do know what it is either say how much they miss the one that they used to have or one a family member used to have or i get the "why would you want to own one of those?" to which i reply "because it's a cool car" which usually gets a confused look.
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Re: My first insult
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 07:20:20 AM »
...He says "What re you fixing up, an old Blazer?", to which I reply "Nah, an AMC Eagle."  He says "Oh. They stopped making those for a reason."...

Shame you didn't think to remind him that the Chevrolet Blazer is not longer in production either. ::)

I'd like to ask him how many vehicle models have been in production since the dawn of the automobile.  I can think of zero.  All models have their production run, some just longer then others.
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