Quirks

Quirk:
kwurk ]
NOUN
1. odd event: a strange and unexpected turn of events
   “a strange quirk of fate”
2. odd mannerism: a peculiar habit, mannerism, or aspect of       somebody’s character
3. curved shape: a curved shape, pattern, or decoration, e.g. a flourish in      handwriting
4. architecture groove: a continuous groove running along a molding or      separating a molding from adjoining members                                                                     ————————————————————————————————–
The other day, I was on my way to somewhere and had to drop our son off at his workplace.  As I was waiting for him to unload his things, I noticed this symbol was lit up on my dashboard:

The first time I saw this light, I had no idea what it was.  Well, it’s the “check engine” light.  We’d been through this before, so I knew the routine:  turn the engine off, wait a few minutes, turn it back on, wait a few minutes and…it stayed on.  So, I called my Southern man.  We all decided I should go back home (it was only a mile away), swap vehicles with our son’s truck and be on my way.

So, this is how things went:

Me:  I’m going back home and taking your truck.

Son:  Okay, well, listen.  When you unlock the door, only put the key in half-way and turn it to the left.

Me:  Okay.

Son:  And when you go to start it, if the key doesn’t turn, jerk the wheel really hard to the right.  You might have to do it a couple times.

Me:  Okay.

Then, bye, love you, see ya later, and so on.

I go to put my power window up and, as usual, it doesn’t budge.  Solution, hold the button down with right hand and punch door panel with left.  It goes up and my son and I look at each other through the windshield with knowing smiles.  We have a bunch of quirky vehicles.  My Southern man is slowly working them out…verrrrrry slowly.

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About rebelwife

New England wife of a Southern man relocated back to Alabama.
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