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Jun 20, 2019 08:05:01

When the car hood is up, there's a problem

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Brandon Wilson

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In hotel parking lots it is very common to see open trunks and people adding or removing luggage. For the Brits I'm talking about the boot of the car. 

A more unusual occurrence is seeing a car hood up. Again for the Brits, when I say car hood I'm talking about the car bonnet. I'll save my musings about the umbrella, otherwise known as a bumbershoot, for another post. Wow what's with the British slang today?? The next thing I'll be saying is I took the lift up to the office to avoid falling arse over tit down the stairs with my luggage.

Who lifts the car hood to check the oil or fill the washer fluid anymore? I bet not even mechanics do that with their own cars. By the way, you ever notice mechanics usually and ironically have the crappiest running cars? 

Nowadays, when you see a car hood up you know there's a problem. In Arizona we are just about due for news stories referring to "car-b-que's" in which car engines burst into flames due to overheating. Another reason the car hood is up may be someone pretending to have a problem. This may attract curious onlookers or good samaritans who will stop to help, get ambushed, and be knocked unconscious with a sock full of pennies. I guess this became a different kind of problem.

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    @brandonwilson Interesting thought I am checking at least the washer fluid regularly as I hate when I can't see anything.
    On the fact that mechanics drive the crappiest cars, I'll try to get an answer from my brother, he is currently learning to be a mechanic.

    Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jun 21, 2019 12:39:30
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    @brandonwilson - I love British comedy. The peep show almost kills me.

    Interesting note, I have owned my car for 5 years. I have never opened the hood. I bought a new car to prevent experiencing carbques

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 20, 2019 19:34:13
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      @keni I'm not familiar with the peep show but I do like Benny Hill!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 21, 2019 06:42:19
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    @brandonwilson Bumbershoot?

    Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Jun 20, 2019 18:57:00
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      @twizzle I was just as surprised as you when I heard that term.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 21, 2019 06:42:32
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      @brandonwilson Never ever heard that used here at all :)

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Jun 21, 2019 15:23:16
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    @brandonwilson <<a sock full of pennies>> LOL! I love that! I imagine nowadays it's hard to do that... HOW MANY credit cards one needs to know someone unconscious???

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jun 20, 2019 19:29:09
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      @lucjah I wish I could say it is an original, but I stole that line from a Seinfeld episode entitled "The Reverse Peephole."

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 20, 2019 10:41:57
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