Spare a thought for our tyres fitter in Lincoln, while nearly 6 million people stayed off work to avoid getting caught out in the snow, poor Jon found himself laying in it!
Called out to replace the back tyres on a VW Touareg on the outskirts of Grantham, he was faced with 8 inches of crisp, white snow packed round the wheels – which had seized into the hubs. There was no way round it, he just had to lay down on the bed of snow and do battle with the first wheel. once that was safety removed he then had to do it all over again on the other side.
‘At least I was symmetrical – by the time I’d finished the job both sides of me were soaking wet. I looked like I’d been dragged out of a lake!’ Jon laughed later (quite a bit later infact and over a hot drink).
Alex, National Call Centre