On the upside, during the 2 mile trip back to our house, the courtesy service driver who brought me back home and I talked about so much.... working out at the gym, ballroom dancing, the fact that we are both Catholic, and the reason he joined the Eastern Orthodox Melkite Church nearly 20 years ago. At one point in his life he thought seriously about becoming a priest. We talked about so much in that short amount of time that you just wouldn't have believed it. I imagine if he didn't have to get back to work, we could have chatted for hours and not come up for air.
Now, I am not saying that I think that all people who work at auto repair shops are uncommunicative, idiotic grease monkeys; rather, I am saying what a breath of fresh air to find such an interesting person who also worked at an auto repair shop.
I love surprises like that, don't you?