We are truly living in the future now. In the past, when I’ve taken my car to the garage for one reason or another, the mechanics have done things to it and given it back to me, and it looks the same. I just see the shiny outside of the car and not the rest of it.
Well, no more. My new car came with a service plan and yesterday it had its first annual service. And now, apparently, the annual service doesn’t just mean that the car gets checked over and serviced inside and out – it also means that the mechanic takes a video of the underside of your car while it’s up on the ramp so you can see the bits of it you can’t normally see. Then they text it to you and it’s there for you to watch on a special website for ever and ever.
Obviously, I found this thrilling, so I’ve set the video to some music and invite you to join me on a voyage of discovery as we travel… underneath my car.
20 comments on “Underneath my car”
This was ten out of ten out of ten out of ten out of ten (out of ten out of ten). The music was spot on. A close second choice would have been the gallery music from ‘Hartbeat’.
Wait, what? I only posted this video two days ago. Are you saying you’ve watched it already?
I did a watch as promised and did not drag it out like a stretched weasel. It’s an (unofficial) New Year’s Revolution.
It’s an absolute new year’s revelation to me.
Thanks mate. I’m just trying to be a better person.
My name is Earl.
No it isn’t.
I may be good at watching videos but I’ve taken to lying about what my actual name is.
You can’t please everyone you know.
I’ve always wondered what the underside of your car looked like.
I’ve taken to lying about what my actual thoughts are.
I choose to believe only one of those two statements is true, and I choose the one that is most flattering to me.
Kev lies about his thoughts because all he ever ponders is what part of his extensive mansion needs renovating next.
“Hasn’t it been six months since I lampooned the fridge hinge gits?”
You know very well that the Fridge hinge G.I.T.S (Guys in Tatty Shoes) work very hard on the fridge hinge maintenance. I have only lampooned them once, and that was after one of their more exuberant Christmas parties.
Do you employ separate teams of GITS for each set of hinges?
I’ve never heard or seen you use the word ‘exuberant’, Kev. It’s very refreshing.
Hinges can be quite specialised, so I find its best to have GITS for each type. I don’t employ them full time though, its more of a winter gig, when the tourists aren’t so numerous and we can crack on with the maintenance tasks.
It’s sounds like a job I could do. When I’ve finished being a whatever I am right now, can I be a GITS?
Only if you’re at the top of your game. It’s a job for highly skilled engineers, not some washed up has been.
Also, your shoes are way too smart. You need to sort that out before you can be a true GITS.
I have plenty of chappy shoes (I did write crappy but chappy sounds better) and I’m so far from being washed up, I’m treading water mid-land, punk.
That sounds about right.
“I have shoes made of dog food!”
Yeah that’s me.