Okay my car is officially ghetto. The mirror, as I have previously stated, is broken. Completely my fault, I admit.
Brian has been stating that I am driving a “ghetto mobile” and is threatening to give me a cd with Adam Sandler’s Ode to my Car on it.
This was brought back to me in startling clarity as I drove home last night. First: I can’t see out the back window of my car because the defroster only works on the top three lines. This is not helpful. It makes a line of ice halfway down the back window and prevents me from seeing anything. Second: I am missing a hubcap. This is after replacing all four hubcaps last month. They are mysteriously disappearing into the ether. Three: The clips that hold on my windshield wipers (both of them) are broken off. WTF! Basically this means that even if I buy new windshield wipers they don’t clip in correctly and occasionally fall off. This happens generally when it’s raining (or snowing).
Don’t get me wrong, I love my car. It gets me around and the problems with it are mostly superficial. It probably won’t pass the state inspection this year unless it gets some fixes but it does get me from A to B. It’s not very good in the snow but it does have an automatic starter so at least it’s warm. Eventually it will get fixed and it will move from one stereotype to another (ghetto to yuppie).
**Edited to add: Brian reminded of another issue with the car. Last year a bottle cap or something got stuck in the tracks that move the drivers seat. For several months you couldn’t move it at all. After attempting to fix it several times, we are now stuck with almost okay for me and almost okay for Brian positions. It doesn’t move all the way up anymore or all the way back. In order to get it to move you have to put all your body weight into pushing on the seat while pulling on the little stick under the seat. It is so not fun.