Hi, I just want to blow off steam.
Last night we were on our way home from our youngest daughters.
The car was running perfectly. The engine purred as normal, the radio playing, heat on as usual, only 20 miles to home.
Until, loud rattling noise, sounded like small stones hitting underneath car.
Unusual thought I.
Gearstick shuddered & popped out of 5th.
Very unusual thought I
Car shudders, speed drops from 50ish to nil
Extremely unusual thought I
At a standstill, engine purring, heat comfortable, I drape my hand on gearstick to put into first
Back of mind. Wonder what happened? Wonder fleetingly about noise we heard
I looked at my wife reassuringly, her expression one of confusion
Are we home she asks, having just woken up
Not yet love I reply
Cannot get 1st, nor 2nd
Really odd thought I
Slowly it dawns no gears can be found
Perhaps clutch not working, though clutch pedal sound
Downright ridiculous. Thought I
Hazard lights on, not in a good spot, try to roll car, roll it would not!!
Oh crap. Thought I
Two cars passed right by
Mobile phone out, breakdown truck called, be with you soon the voice reassured
At least we are warm. Thought I
Another car passes by
Sitting there talking my wife & I, help on its way no long I sigh
One hour passes many more cars. Pass by
Finally here, the truck has arrived!!
Soon we'll be home said I
Several more cars pass us by
The car was hooked up, we sat in the truck headed for home, no longer alone
What has gone wrong. Thought I
Its now the next day, the car's on the drive,
I think the car's dead, I say on my mind
A mechanic drops in, to see whats gone wrong
I dont like the wait, he's taking too long
It needs a new gearbox, he quotes me a price
Ok, thanks, goodbye. Said I
All the time thinking. The price is to high
As I walk in, a sad look in my eye
The car has now died. I say to my wife
Now the car's died, I just say goodbye.
Well, I feel better for that.