fauxklore (fauxklore) wrote,

Christine and Neptune

Working my way through my mother's books, right now I am reading Stephen King's Christine which is, of course, about a malevolent car. That may not be a good thing to do.

First, the guy who has the cubicle across the aisle from mine totaled his car, then got rear ended a few days later (in his rental) while at a stoplight.

Then I got an email from our condo management office about several cars having been vandalized in the garage, with hubcaps and airbags stolen.

Last night, I went to pick up my dry cleaning. I tend to clean frost off my windows by the "roll them down, then back up" method. The right rear window wouldn't roll down at all. The right front window did roll down - but then refused to roll back up. (These are, by the way, electronic window controls. My car is ancient, but not ancient enough to have a handle you turn.)

Fortunately, it was just misty and not actually raining. So I ran my errands (dry cleaner and supermarket) with the window open. Neither errand took long and the only stuff inside the car was worthless (e.g. a box of tissues and road map book). But it was still annoying. Fortunately, when I got home, I was able to shake the window loose a bit and, eventually, get it roll up again.

This had happened once before some years ago, so I am hoping it is just another isolated incident. And the timing was not as bad as it might have been. To be fair, most of the time Neptune is anything but malevolent as cars go. But I think Christine may be a bad influence on the cars around me.

I think I need to warn parents of teens not to read Carrie.
Tags: cars, holidailies

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