Sat Mar 24 18:17:42 PDT 2007
Ric Moore wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 19:50 -0500, Ben Duncan wrote:
>> Ric oughta get a charge outta this ..
>> Broke my dipstick in my truck a few weeks back
>> Ordered a new one from the dealership (specialty item) on
>> Wednesday. They called yesterday for me to
>> come get my "OIL level indicator apparatus" ..
> Ha! I've spent most of the day bleeding out some decidedly cruddy
> looking brake fluid from the Old Gal. I bought this little gadget that
> claimed to make the job easy for one person to do.
> Right... a little hose attached to a bottle with a magnet that wouldn't
> hold itself to the frame (the package claimed "Incredibly strong
> magnet") I spend way too much time trying to dangle the little POS with
> a tie wrap. A coke bottle and a bent clothes hanger would have worked
> just as well. It's a 1977 fullsized Chevy pick-em-up, and that fluid was
> really very nasty.
> Now, somewhere underneath Old Gal's skirts, between the 4 tires, I lost
> my 3/8" combination wrench. You tell me where it went, I have looked
> everywhere. <POOF!> It must have warped out to join the missing 1/2"
> wrench that I always lose right off the bat. I've never found a cheap
> 1/2" wrench in the loose tool bin in any pawn shop that I have checked.
> In our Universe there is a black hole that sucks them in when we aren't
> looking, and a white hole that spews them out into some faraway galaxy,
> where we'll never see them again. <sigh> Ric
Oh, how plebeian! You don't have an assistant who hands you the wrench
you need and then takes the one you're finished with, cleans it off, and
puts it back in the toolbox with the green felt liner? And then slips
you a martini when you need some extra push on the breaker bar? And you
don't have someone to pump the brake pedal up and down while you bleed
the lines? "Down, up, down, up". Jeeze, what is the world coming to
east of the Rockies?
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