Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Geezers

Me: The windshield wiper light keeps going on in the dashboard of the truck.
Irene: Pop the hood. Check it out.
Me: Where's the latch?
Irene: It's under there somewhere.
Me: Remember the days we used to change our own oil?
Irene: I used to repair my own flat tires.
Me: I used to pull over in my VW Bug, lie down on the desert road and replace the clutch cable. I always got to work with grease on my hands.
Irene: I used to push my car all the way to work when the differential went out.
Me: What is a differential anyway?
Irene: I don't know. But I think it's somewhere near the calipers.

4 comments:

Katie Bowen said...

Classic!

AMGallegos said...

You folks were in the wrong business!

Tai said...

I used to get a flat, pull over to the shoulder, stand by the car, and slowly count to 10. By the time I reached 10 a car would stop and some nice gentleman would offer to fix the tire for me. Sigh. Am I proud of this? No. Do I miss it? Yep.

CJGallegos said...

I once hitched a ride with a house painter when my bug ran out of gas on my way to George Air Force Base. When we got to Four Corners I reached to open the door and realized he'd taken the handle off. He began driving madly through the only populated intersection in the Mojave when I started screaming hysterically and he slammed on the brakes and barked, "Get out!" After I bought a can of gas and an Air Force good samaritan offered to drive me back to my car I freaked and ended up walking 3 miles back lugging the gas along Hwy 18 while big rigs kicked up dust and gravel. I was late to work.