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Automotive > I Know You Love It

I Know You Love It

It's always fun to hear about other people's problems because you're glad their life sucks and yours doesn't.

This morning I was going to load up all the garbage bags in the back of the pickup and drive it up to the highway (about 1/4 mile) for the trash man. But I couldn't get the driver's door open even with the key. I slid across from the passenger seat and tried to start it, but the battery was dead. And I couldn't open the driver's door from the inside, either. So I slid back across and got the plug-in battery charger that has an instant boost.

Once the truck was started, the door still didn't work, so now I have an appointment at a body shop tomorrow morning to have it looked it. Probably the door lock actuator motor is broken, and for all I know it might have drained the battery.

While I was watching a little video on YouTube about how to remove a pickup door panel, a truck pulled into the yard with a couple of men in it. They were surveyors who needed access through the property, but I said "Oh look! It's some MEN!" and they took a look at the door handle to see if because of their maleness they had any insights or suggestions. I know it sounds sexist, but there are some things that some men just know instinctively. They agreed with me that it was a job for a body shop, and off they went. It was nice to get a second opinion in case there was some easy answer to which I was not privy, being from a different planet than MEN.

posted on Sept 10, 2013 4:07 PM ()


Which reminds me of my Mother's admonition to us kids if we saw our father go get a hammer or a screwdriver or attempt to take anything mechanical apart, "Call the rescue squad."
comment by marta on Sept 15, 2013 1:52 PM ()
Ed knows lots of stuff I don't even know he knows until I hear him explaining the universe to a sweet young thing. Damn!
comment by tealstar on Sept 13, 2013 10:14 AM ()
they really are from Mars, you know.
comment by elderjane on Sept 13, 2013 10:14 AM ()
just have to smile at this, what woman said all men are know alls, not in this case
comment by kevinshere on Sept 11, 2013 12:35 AM ()
It doesn't come naturally to me, and takes three times longer than it does him. I don't think he likes feeling indispensable.
reply by troutbend on Sept 11, 2013 3:43 PM ()
As a young bride, I was shocked, dismayed and more than a little disappointed to discover knowledge of electrical wiring, carpentry and auto mechanics were not instinctive in the male species.
comment by nittineedles on Sept 10, 2013 6:44 PM ()
Sometimes they play dumb so they don't have to do certain projects. I KNOW some of that went on around here at times in the past.
reply by troutbend on Sept 11, 2013 3:41 PM ()
You can visit our planet whenever you want--but bring a carrot cake!!!
comment by greatmartin on Sept 10, 2013 4:38 PM ()
Every time I see mention of carrot cake, my very next thought is of you.
reply by troutbend on Sept 11, 2013 3:42 PM ()

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