I woke up a little early yesterday, nuked a cup of coffee and gargled it down then headed off to the local Lowes to see about getting a new foam air filter insert for the tractor engine.
They have quite the selection of small engine maintenance stuff, including about twelve different kinds of air filters.
Do you think for one second they had the one I was looking for?
Oh hell no.
I also wanted to pick up a small jar of Spackle, a new 6 inch putty knife and some sandpaper.
If you are a guy, like me, you would think all of those items would be in locations relatively close to each other. Not there. Not even close.
Depending on if you just want a freakin’ putty knife or a Sheet rock taping knife, you go to two different aisles.
Spackle? Aisle 7. Sandpaper, Aisle 9.
Regular old putty knife?
Sheet rock taping putty knife, the end of aisle 18.
Ya wander all over the entire freakin’ store to grab four items to patch a small hole in some sheet rock. You know they do this on purpose too.
So I grabbed some plastic housing “Updated Replacement” air filter assembly and after asking three different sales associates where all this shit was, got my crap and came home.
The filter don’t fit.
What a surprise.
I dicked around with the engine trying to get it to fire and couldn’t get a spark.
I had put just enough gas in the tank to make sure it covered the uptake tube and hand choked it a bit too. I figure the plug is good and fouled now too.
So that part above about it never fails?
If you are a regular reader you may recall that for the last two weekends I finally had a belly full of that garage being such a disaster area and went through a bunch of crap and wound up hauling two full loads of shit to the dump.
When I do finally get to that point I tend to get a bit vicious and start really throwing shit out.
Can you guess where I am going yet?
Two of the items that I specifically remember throwing out and gritting my teeth while doing so were a brand fucking new foam air filter for a Briggs and Stratton engine and a brand fucking new spark plug, never used, still in the head, for the same.
It never fucking fails man.