Wednesday, August 6, 2014

With Thinly-Veiled Rage, Mrs. Hillbilly Mom Types

Mrs. Hillbilly Mom is a virtual vampire. She looks into the passenger-side mirror of T-Hoe, and cannot see her reflection. OH! WAIT! That's because there is no mirror. Just the guts where one belongs. Funny how the mirror was broken by Farmer H on May 23, and it's still not fixed. Funny now Farmer H said he was working on getting a part all summer. Funny how the new mirror was supposed to arrive last Friday. Funny how the parts guy forgot to order it. Funny how it was supposed to arrive Monday. Funny how it was the wrong part, without chrome on top. Funny how Farmer H needed the VIN number of T-Hoe today while I was at the dentist with The Pony. Funny how Farmer H has said all along that he can put in the part in five minutes. Funny how the parts store suddenly cannot get the right mirror, and Farmer H has to get it from the car dealer.

NOT FUNNY how Farmer H says he will have to drive T-Hoe to work on Friday, to get the mirror put on at the dealer.

Friday is my last day of freedom before school starts. Leave it to Farmer H to muck around until the very last minute and steal my freedom. No frozen custard for me on Friday!

Oh, and in case the part doesn't come in on time, Farmer H says he will need T-Hoe on Monday. I don't think so. It can wait until next summer. I'm not giving up my car when I need it for work.

I've spent all THIS summer without a mirror. I might as well put it off for a year.


Sioux said...

I have the perfect solution for you, and it will make it unnecessary for Farmer H to commandeer your Tahoe.

Take the Woman-on-a-Recliner. Affix her to the passenger side of your car. Then, take a piece of cardboard (8 x 10, perhaps) and cover it with aluminum foil. NEW foil, not a used, wrinkly piece. Then, affix a couple of straws to your foil "sign" and then affix it to the Woman-on-a-Recliner, so that it looks like she is holding it out in a helpful way.

You will be able to see for miles and miles behind you, and if you're ever stranded on some rural road, and you need to bake a potato so you don't starve to death while you're waiting to be rescued, you can simply peel that foil off your "mirror" and voila! It's a multipurpose mirror.

Hillbilly Mom said...

What a scathingly brilliant idea! I'm sure that will make me less conspicuous and a subject of highway ridicule than driving around with a shell of a gutted mirror.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I feel your pain. Why do they find it necessary to wait until the last minute ....... and try to make it look like they are doing you a huge favor.

Hillbilly Mom said...

In the good news department, Farmer H picked up that mirror from the dealer today, went out to the garage for about five minutes, and The Pony says that T-Hoe is fixed!