I was tootling along in my car today and put on my tinker, that's nothing rude it was my indicator, and yes I do sometimes use them. Now everyone knows the normal noise indicators make, mine still do make a noise as I am in a mature Ford Fiesta but today they made the sound when you know darn well one of the bulbs has gone.. The type of noise that sounds as if the indicators are having some sort of panic attack, reminiscent of my heart when my it does the same thing.
I thought it related to old age, no not me and my anxiety but the car silly! I then checked and yes the bulb had gone in my right indicator. That was it, I now could only go left from then on until I could get to the garage. If worst came to the worst I could always use old fashioned hand signals which I do inside the car and frankly they tell people which direction to go in but it's not a very nice place. Knowing my luck I'd probably wind my window down to signal right and punch some poor sod off their bike.
I went to a teashop and contemplated how many right turns I would have to make to the garage for a new bulb. I had tea and cake partly because I fancied it and partly because this was serious planning especially if taking a trip to Morrisons on the way too. It was fine after three cups of tea, I wasn't phased and actually thought that some people don't use indicators at all anyway so I could just be one of those people for a while.
Finally I got to the garage and just as I pulled up the indicator worked, you complete teaser!! Naughty tinker. It got changed anyway, I also cheekily asked for an oil and water check while the bonnet or hood (for our US friends) was up, well why not?? May as well get a full check up. While checking all the other lights I also had a brake light out.
The moral of this tale and my 'whatever' on this Wednesday is a bit of a public awareness message. It is the time of year to check all your lights indicators, well it should be done regularly but now the nights are drawing in and we are going to be using our lights more often just check to see if they are all in good working order. New cars probably tell you by some new posh fangled way or send you a message through an app but for those jalopy drivers get someone to help you check. Most garages will be happy to help if you ask
So stay safe while driving and get a little check for the winter. Thanks for reading and join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.