The next paragraph you are about to read is not meant as a political statement. But in lieu of the events over the last few weeks, I understand if some interpret it that way.
I bought four Goodyear tires last week.
Let me explain. I had no intention of buying tires last week — let alone a set of tires — but as I muddle through settling the estate of my 88-year-old mom, who passed away in early March, I had to address her 2007 Buick Lacrosse.
She probably had driven it once in the last 18 months. It mostly sat in the parking lot of her apartment, exposed to the Northeast Ohio elements.
The dry rot that was beginning to show on each tire needed to be addressed. The vehicle, with less than 40,000 miles on it, was in showroom shape, otherwise.
I found one tire shop open on a Saturday in the small city where my mom resided. The manager gave me two options for the tires he had in stock: a Tier 4 brand or Goodyear.
It wasn't much of a choice. My mom always bought Goodyears, and I wanted to stay true to her nature. They cost a little more, but I know I can rest easily knowing the car will drive nicely for its next owner, my son and his fiancée.
Now here comes the political part.