The Rolling of the Odometer

My car, my beautiful car turned over 100,000 kilometres the other day. It made me feel old. My own odometer is way past 100,000 and I’ve  had to upgrade a few parts but my general running gear is working fine. I understand that you can keep cars running forever if you do the regular maintenance; deal with any breakdowns and replace the parts that don’t work anymore. Hell, I’m just like a car except I run on food not gasoline. I wish I was solar or wind-powered.  I’m not sure what I would say was equal to the oil change. But I think we all enjoy a great run up a big highway with no police in sight. Safely of course, safely!
We have big parties for those “milestone” birthdays like your fortieth, fiftieth, sixtieth and one hundredth! What do we do for our car? Take it to the mechanic to keep the warranty valid? I swear Sean and Gerhard at Mitsubishi had a party for my Eclipse. I wanted to have one, too, but it turned over on my way to work. That’s probably how I’ll turn 60 when that time comes – on my way to work. At least I’ll be moving.
I know cars last a long time because I also have 1966 Barracuda. It’s in pretty rough shape but it’s still running. It’s Norm’s hobby. I even got him a great sound system for Christmas last year. Will I be his “hobby”, too?
Oh well, I know I can keep in pretty good shape by using the right fuel; seeing my mechanic (doctor) regularly; washing and waxing to keep up that wonderful exterior; rotate my tires regularly; and drive myself responsibly! This actually sounds pretty good. I do believe we sometimes treat our cars better than we treat ourselves. And if we don’t, we end up with/as hoopdies; up on blocks or in the wrecker’s yard.
Thanks for listening and keep the rubber side down. ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on November 21, 2012.

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