The Pricey Oil Change

Jan 23, 2006

RAY: Some years ago, my wife and I went on a summer vacation, and we took our two kids along. We tried to ditch them, but they found out at the last minute.

We flew to an undisclosed location. It's undisclosed because if I disclose it, you'd know the answer to the puzzler. When we got there, we rented a car and drove around. After a day or so of driving, we found that we needed gasoline, so I pulled into a gas station. As I pulled in, on the face of the building I saw a huge sign that said, "Oil Change Special: 99.50."

The sign was written in English, with the dollar sign. Now, normally, an oil change might cost 19.95.

Where was I?
RAY: I had flown to Denver, and pulled into a truck stop. The oil change special of 99.50 was not for cars, it was for diesel trucks; you know, those semis that haul our goods all over the country.

TOM: Some of those trucks hold as much as 50 quarts of motor oil!

RAY: Pretty good huh? So, who's our winner?

TOM: The winner this week is Ron Takamora from Oxen Hill, Maryland. And for having his answer selected at random from among all those correct answers that we got Ron is going to get from us a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division--at! With this gift certificate he can get a copy of our CD, "All About Cars and Animals."

This is a great CD by the way. It's a collection of calls that slipped through our otherwise rigorous screening process. And these calls happen to be not about carburetors or transmissions but about cockroaches, llamas, dogs, horses, goats and all that.

RAY: And Doris. Don't forget Doris.

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