How to get a free car wash in 5 easy steps!
Step 1) Find a car wash that has a car stuck in it and pull your car in line for the next wash. (You score extra cool points if the bumper is ripped halfway off.)
Step 2) With cell phone in hand, document via photo and video damage done to the vehicle and the car wash for insurance purposes because the driver's cell phone will inevitably be dead. (Business card with your contact information and showing you serve a church is a plus!)
Step 3) Get out the tools, duct tape, and metal coat hanger that you happen to carry in your trunk. (because you are always prepared)
Step 4) With or without tools remove bumper of car that is still attached to car wash machine.
4a. Fix car to a driveable state, use duct tape as needed
4b. Fix machine to a washable state, use hammer and metal coat hanger as needed
Step 5) Accept thanks (turn down money) from the embarrassed driver and accept a free premium car wash from attendant as a test run of the fixed car wash machine.
Step 6) Invite all gawkers and participants to church
Step 7) Accept invitation to view the inner workings of those car washes. Pretty cool machinery!
Step 8) Obtain permission from driver to use a photo with hidden license plate within your blog to humor and encourage readers. (because really, who wants their license plate plastered on social media?)
Seriously, when you spot someone who has had an accident (their fault or not) spend time supporting, encouraging, and calmly helping them find a solution. You'll make a friend! And really consider throwing some basic tools/ductape/coat hanger in the trunk, because you just never know...
"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong."
- 1 Corinthians 16:13 (ESV)