Monday, June 16, 2008

DAD ... WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO ...

"Hello," my mother answers the phone.

"Hey, mom, is dad right there? I need to ask him a car question."

"Hang on," as she puts me on speaker phone. "Okay, go ahead."

"Hey dad, I've got this hissing noise coming from my engine. What should I do?"

My mom, "GO TO THE MECHANIC!"

"What do you mean a hissing noise?" Dad is automatically annoyed that I'm asking him this, I can tell.

"A hissing noise ... like this ..." and then I imitate it over the phone.

"Where's it coming from?"

"The engine."

"Where in the engine?"

"The middle part."

"Take it to the mechanic, Meg. How should I know! I'm 600 miles away; what can I do?"

I thought about taking the phone out to the truck and letting him listen to it, but I figured that would be icing on top of the Annoyed Cake.

"This is the down side of you being 600 miles away." I lament.

"Yeah, and this would be the only reason I could see for NOT moving down there!"

See, he knows he'd be that much closer to being rehired as the plumber/car mechanic/handy man again, and I think he'd rather hang upside down by his toe nails ... naked.


1 comment:

Big Red said...

I told you it probably was something miner . I,ll bet this was what caused the engine light to come the other day rather than a lose gas cat. the hose was on its way out at that time.