my dear mable the malibu, you have been such a great part of my life. can you believe you are ten years old this month? and as much as i love you, there are a few things i think we need to address:
the gas gauge. now i thought it was a cute quirk when it decided to work backwards. just one of the things that gave you a little character. i do have it figured out now, it will work until half a tank then instead of continuing to go down, instead you make it go up. but i am on to you! i set the trip meter and now know when i am close to 200 mi, its time to fill up.
temperature control. i didn’t mind it when the heat would only work on three or higher, hey at least there is heat right? well now you have decided that you cannot possibly have three human beings in the car and have all the windows defrosted at the same time. i am not sure why you refuse to do this, if i cant see driving, you can get hurt too.
random dashboard lights. since i am really not sure what you are trying to tell me, i just like to think that the dinging reminder is just your way of saying hi, well hi back to you!
drivers side window. i am very sorry if i offended you at some drive up restaurant, surely i did because otherwise your window would roll up just as reliably as it roles down. now we have to go in EVERYWHERE because i am too nervous to roll the window all the way down for fear that i may never see it again. you do know how cold it is outside?
last but not least this morning:
whats this, you look rather crooked…
no warning, no slow leak, no pulling to one side. Mable your charm is wearing on me. lets just hope the spare in the back is enough to get me to work, otherwise there will be no new shoes for you!
all my love