Friday, 3 May 2024

Dropped the car off at the mechanic feeling very much like someone who hasn’t been to a dentist in five years and is only coming in because the pain is too much to bear. But the guy at the counter was friendly and helpful.

I wonder why I sometimes expect people in such positions to be critical and judgmental. Is it because I would be if I were in their shoes? I hope not, but …

Later in the day, the mechanic had to use the words catastrophic failure to describe how dire things were under the Golf’s hood. Happily, it didn’t come as a huge surprise and I’d just bought its replacement. And he didn’t charge me for the time it took to work out how bad things were.

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