"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, November 18, 2006

Car locks

The lock on the driver's door of my little car has finally called time. A few days ago when I had stopped to fill up with diesel, I got the key stuck in the door and had to be rescued by a helpful Welshman who, fortunately for me, appeared, seemingly out of nowhere to offer assistance.
Today, going to town to do Christmas shopping seemed higher on the list than sorting out the lock - that is until I parked, locked the door from the inside and climbed over to the passenger seat to get out, when I discovered that the key was now slightly bent and so wouldn't lock that door either.
Plan B was heading off to the shop where Giles effected a sort of repair, which involved dismantling the inside of the door, which was a little worrying. I had visions of driving to work on Monday exposed to the elements. However, in spite of his efforts, the general consensus was that a new lock is needed, which I shall have to wait for.
So should you hear on the news about someone being catapulted from her car in North Wales early one morning next week, you will know who it is. James Bond, eat your heart out!

11 comments:

  1. Looks like you will be doing your Christmas shopping online.

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  2. Jenny, you can roll over the bonnet Starsky and Hutch style ! I bet you saw your fair share of car bonnets in your younger days !!! (Working in a car wash I mean, of course.........!)

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  3. Ha! Ha! Ha!Ha! Ha! Ha!Ha! Ha! Ha!Ha! Ha! Ha!Ha! Ha! Ha!HaHa! Ha! Ha!! Ha! Ha!- Get a push bike!

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  4. well, you can get a car where the roof goes neatly into the boot, so why not the doors too? I think the 'conway convertible' is going to be the next big thing. we'll all be driving a 'denbigh doorless' this time next year

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  5. Thanks, YP. Your comment was most helpful....NOT!

    The trouble is, Arthur that it would be a bit draughty to say the least. I am in North Wales, not southern Spain, you know!

    Craig, you are SO dead!

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  6. Never thought of driving al fresco. What you should do is take the other door off and pretend you're in one of those trendy motorbikes with a roof.

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  7. My car is SLIGHTLY larger than that, SP!

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  8. Mentally trying picturing a ladylike way to clamber over the handbrake and gear stick wearing a skirt, nylons and heels.


    Nope, it can't be done.

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    Hiring a locksmith that is accredited will give you the assurance that your home and property is protected

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