The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer #48:

A Web Log about being prepared from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

When each school year begins, I send out form letters to high schools and colleges, volunteering my services as a guest lecturer.  While I’ve yet to receive any definite bookings, or any indication whatsoever of the slightest interest on anyone’s part, I will continue to do so. 

High schoolers who are old enough to drive and college students need to hear the hard truth from me, a Phantom Tire Buyer with a secret identity.  I know the discretionary funds are hard to come by.  But you must make sure that you driving as safe a vehicle as is possible.  I know it’s tempting to spend your money on a harmless, fun night on the town, or share pizzas and beverages with your friends.  But please, before you embark on such expenditures, ask yourself:  “are my tires safe?”  Well?  If you answered “no”, may I suggest that save that money and invest in being prepared!

You could replace your threadbare tires by simply foregoing approximately 50 pepperoni pizzas.  Sounds like a great deal, doesn’t it? 

I know what you’re thinking.  “Sure Phantom, I COULD do that.  But what would I share with my friends?”  The obvious answer is that point out to your friends that your vehicle is now operating at peak safety!  Believe me, the reaction you receive will be memorable!