Four times in the past six months I have visited the Irving Car Wash on St. Peters Road in Charlottetown. Each time I’ve gone to the cash to buy my ticket and been told some variation of “it’s broken” (today I was told “it’s closed” and when I asked “forever?” I was told it was just until tomorrow because “somebody has to come and look at some of the parts”). I’m beginning to wonder if they actually still run a car wash — perhaps it’s just a “get them in the door, let them down, and they’ll buy a chocolate bar to console themselves” bait and switch?
The only reason I keep beating my head against this wall is because I had a very good car wash there last fall. But enough is enough; I’m never going back.