Monday, May 14, 2007

A funeral for a friend

First off, it's not a human. It's my car.
It stalled on me on Saturday, and right now it's at the mechanic. He first told me he thought it was an ignition module, and that would cost $300 just for the part.
I have just put $ 600 into this car, so I don't know if I want to keep on prolonging the obvious, or if I should just put it down.
By the way, why do people get mad when somebody is broken down on the road? While I was calling a tow truck, the looks people were giving me were pretty upsetting. It's like they were thinking "How dare YOU break down and ruin MY day?"
Yeah, sorry my car won't start....
Some people really try to sell the fact that they are broken down by putting up their car hood. Not me, I just called the wife, then proceeded to freak out in true Chris fashion by hitting everything within arm's distance - the steering wheel, the sun visor, the seat, the dash, the gearstick.....
Maybe popping the hood wouldn't have looked so bad after all. This car has caused me so much stress the last few months, that it's not even funny. I jinxed it when I said that when we have extra money, we will put it away for our house fund. Every time I say that, something goes wrong with my car.
Oh well, I'll try to relax tonight by playing baseball with my friends. Maybe I'll even have a beer and some wings. Go team!!

3 comments:

John said...

We find the best way of getting something to work is to say we are going to replace it. Works on all sorts of things, TVs, Hi-Fi systems, washing machines...

Of course, if you committed the cardinal sin of thinking you would have some spare cash, then there is no hope!

mike said...

For those of us who knew Biff, knew him well. Biff will be missed!

Biff is survived by his stepbrother Bruce.

Tough break C... my prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Chris said...

It's not offical yet....
The bill is hovering around $500. Any more, and I'll put a bullet in him myself.