[DML] Re: Optima Battery...you want fries with that?
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[DML] Re: Optima Battery...you want fries with that?

I called Car X Muffler to price a battery. When they asked what car 
it was for I told them a 1981 DeLorean. They asked who made it?  I 
told them DeLorean.  They told me they would have to special order 
the battery and it would cost $500.00.

BOB - - - - - 808

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Gus Schlachter <gus@xxxx> wrote:
> I went to the local Autozone to get an Optima Yellow battery, 
which I 
> grabbed off the shelf and took to the counter to purchase.
>   "What vehicle is this for, sir?"
>   Gus tilted his head quizzically.  "Does it matter?"
>   "It does if you want the warranty," was the matter-of-fact reply.
>   Wryly, Gus answered "A 1981 Delorean."
>   The clerk approached his terminal and quickly punched the keys 
to pull 
> up the "D" list of manufacturers.  Datsun, Daihatsu, 
Dodge...hmmm.  He 
> repeated this process, foolishly hoping for a different list the 
> time.  "Who makes that?" he asked, seeming somewhat annoyed.
>   "Ummm...De Lor E an" Gus repeated, wondering how this guy 
managed to 
> avoid both watching TV and going to the theater for the entire 
> decade.
>   The clerk pondered his computerized predicament for a 
moment.  "Is 
> there...some OTHER car that this battery could be for?!??"
> Gus Schlachter
> VIN #4695
> Austin, Texas
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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