Learning Humility, part 134

Saturday

  • Situation: Car wouldn't start.
  • Diagnosis: Engine wasn't getting enough gas, replace the fuel filter. You've done this before in your 80s Buick, you can do it again in this newfangled 90s Camry!
  • Solution: Buy a $20 fuel filter, put it in.
Monday
  • Situation: Car has been out of commission for 48 hours, now a health and fire hazard.
  • Diagnosis: While putting in the fuel filter, and about 90% through a textbook-smooth replacement of a fuel filter, this blogger (now named McClumsy) broke the fuel line in half.
  • Solution: Tow to an auto place. Four hours and a few feet of fuel line later, car is fixed for $250. Had I just brought it there in the first place? $80.
Sigh.

3 comments:

Pastor Justin Hildebrandt May 19, 2008 at 4:37 PM  

Next time the Trustees ask, can't you fix that in the parsonage yourself, tell them this story.

My name is Patricia Rockwell and May 19, 2008 at 6:37 PM  

Wow! I just got my stimulus check today too. No way I could afford a Prius. Congratulations!

Rev. Jeremy Smith May 19, 2008 at 6:57 PM  

Yeah, no way can I either. That's why I'm contemplating it!

That or I'll cash the stimulus check into one dollar bills and swim in it like Scrooge McDuck...

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