Monday, 28 January 2008

Danger Signals...

...The little red warning light lit up on my way home this evening. Looks like a genie lamp. It seems to indicate a lack of oil. Luckily I knew of a nearby Kwik-Fit. I did a quick detour and popped in. I explained to the very nice man behind the desk that the little red light had come on, and I wondered if he'd put some oil in for me. I have managed to find the oil tester thingy in the past, but I never quite figured out where the oil went in...

(I do know where the water goes, but not the oil.)

He smiled in a very understanding way, and fixed the oil for me. I love being blonde!

8 comments:

a thorn in the pew said...

You have been "awarded"
http://athorninthepew.blogspot.com/2008/01/excellent-award-goes-to.html

gemoftheocean said...

I don't know what Japanese genius decided the dipstick in my car should be such a pain in the rear and to reseat, but I'd like to throttle him. It makes me subconciously less likely to frequently check the thing.

Last time the car looked like the temp line was a tick higher, and I was driving a friend home and I had to gas up. I decided to check the oil. Was down a quart. It was night, and it took me holding a freaking flashlight and my friend using both hands to reseat the thing. Geez, Louise.

Karen

Mark said...

I remember the first time I had to put oil in; I was petrified I'd open the hydraulics by mistake!

I had the manual out and everything (not the little one you get with the car, but the big one you buy in the shops)!

MaggieClitheroe said...

Hello there,
last time I tried to put in water for my windscreen washers, whilst at a service station, I couldn't even get the bonnet open. Blessedly, a nice gentleman could see me struggling, and opened it up for me. Then, as I started to try to unscrew the oil cap, he very chivalrously told me that it would be preferable if I were to try the water one! In my case, I'm not sure whether it was the brunette hair (with touches of grey at the temples, not easily seen from a distance) or that he was a guardian angel in disguise!
I just read your comment, on Fr Tim's blog, about the crib at Wonersh, you might like to read a post I've just written about the crib in our house! (I'm a fledgeling blogger, by the way).

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

I have awarded you something too- must be your day!
My award is on my homeschool blog
www.mum6kids.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Do they need oil then?

ukok said...

i must be blonder than you, i always thought that little signal meant 'put petrol in'!

George said...

Someone should invent a 'sealed for life' car for blondes! Never needs oil, water, petrol, windscreen wiper stuff, hydraulic fluids. Nada, nothing!

I'll buy one myself and I'm an ageing male with black/going on grey hair!

PS - some cars are just so 'dumb-ass' designed that it really does take rocket-science to figure how to open the damn bonnet (that's the 'hood' to you Yankies out there!).

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