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automotive foolishness
Some time last week -- between Monday night and Wednesday afternoon -- some jackass sideswiped our car and trashed the driver's side view mirror. Wrenn immediately ordered a replacement, which arrived on Friday. Now Wrenn is very talented at DIY stuff, and she'd already replaced the passenger's side view mirror on our previous car, which was also a Toyota Corolla (a 2004, as opposed to our current 2003, but both are basically the same car, as Toyota didn't make any changes in the model between those two years).

However, to do so involves taking the facing off the inner part of the driver's side door, which includes unplugging the console with the buttons that control the power windows and the door locker/unlocker. Everything went fine, the thing went back in -- and then we couldn't plug the fucking thing back in.

This operation was taking place in my parents' driveway, and neither Wrenn nor I nor my father could get the plug going. We tried again Saturday, to no avail.

Finally this morning we took it to our mechanic -- who got it right in in three seconds. *sigh* That was, at once, frustrating and hilarious.......

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: "All the Time in the World" by the Subdudes

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jslinder From: jslinder Date: December 12th, 2016 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nikola Tesla visited Henry Ford at his factory, which was having some kind of difficulty. Ford asked Tesla if he could help identify the problem area. Tesla walked up to a wall of boilerplate and made a small X in chalk on one of the plates. Ford was thrilled, and told him to send an invoice.

The bill arrived, for $10,000. Ford asked for a breakdown. Tesla sent another invoice, indicating a $1 charge for marking the wall with an X, and $9,999 for knowing where to put it.

(many versions of the joke exist, they all apply)
From: dewline Date: December 13th, 2016 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
So long as Keith and Wrenn haven't been similarly dinged for their pains...hilarious.
martianmooncrab From: martianmooncrab Date: December 12th, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope Wrenn was there when he did it too..
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