What's the fable about the Lion who has a thorn stuck in it's paw?
My poor little MINI had a nail stuck in it's tire.
All in all, not a bad experience.
I brought it in this morning to the local Firestone. They took my car in, and told me it would be 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Not bad. I also asked them to rotate and balance my tires while I was there, since I just passed 10,000 miles last week.
I brought my computer and cell phone with me, so I was plenty busy. I found a local coffee shop nearby, and hung out there for an hour.
When I checked back, my car was almost done. They said my tire had a nail in it, which they were able to take out and patch up. Yay!
$65.00 later (not bad, considering...) and I have a Happy MINI again.