I pay my five dollars and the young ladies go to work. Water, sponges and soap are applied to the truck. They are very slow. However, they cover the truck. Time to rinse off the soap. The girl with the hose misses a spot by the outside mirrors. I point it out to her through my closed window. She complies. The soap is rinsed off. This reminds me of when my girls were that age. They were supposed to do the dishes. It was a fight to get the job done. They did not wash down surfaces and mostly missed part of the job. They did the job as sloppy as they could get away with. Perhaps it is just their age. I don't want to go back in time and have to go through that experience all over again.
Next in the sequence is using towels to dry off the water. Two girls share one towel to dry the windshield and to go over the top of the truck. They use the towel like a saw, back and forth. This works. Other girls dry the passenger side. They forget the driver's side window. The teacher motions that I am finished. With a wave of the hand, Rascal, truck and I leave the car wash station. ..with a wet driver's side window. At home, an inspection of the passenger side reveals that they missed the roof line entirely. It is still dirty. These lovely young high school students don't know how to work.
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