2 hours later the service guy comes out to tell me that my front two tires need to be replaced. Unfortunately, they don't have the tires in stock but they can order them for me. Again, generally not phased by this since my tires were pretty old. I go on my merry way, arrive home, look at the treads on my tire, and get out old trusty Abe Lincoln. It's not that I don't trust AAA, but I mean, a second opinion from honest Abe never hurts. And imagine my surprise when I find a nail in my back tire. HEAVY SIGH. Not that a nail is generally devastating, but I'm about to head out for a work road trip and do not that want that bad boy shaking loose and causing a leak and flat tire on the side of the highway in Alabama. Back to AAA I go.
Turns out AAA will not patch or plug a hole, so they sent me up to Shell to have it done there. Turns out Shell cannot plug the hole since its too close to the side of the tire and the guys said it'll just split. AWESOME. So literally, I need to leave Monday morning to drive to Alabama, have 2 front bald tires, a nail in a back tire, and accordingly now need to buy 4 new tires. Today. At this point, I'm over it, hungry, frustrated, and hungry. And you know who saved me? COSTCO. I love that place.
Moral of the story: Costco.