Elizabeth (greyautumnrain) wrote,
Elizabeth
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Small Silver Linings

On Wednesday evening my car started running roughly and the engine light came on. This was yet another thing that was not going well this week. Of course I called first thing the next morning and got an appointement at the dealership because this was clearly not good.

Midnight limped into the dealership for her appointment yesterday evening and I told the cheerful guy behind the counter that I would wait for them to fix her. I had yarn with me, and I had cramps that were bad enough that I did not feel like walking to Harvard Square to get the T during rush hour. I went to the waiting room.

In the waiting room there was a familiar looking red head engrossed with her palm pilot. I sat down next to her, and when she finished being all geeky she noticed me. (Actually she noticed my knitting first, but it worked.) It was Leah whom I knew from MITPSG and whom I hadn't seen in probably ten years. We had a nice conversation for the better part of an hour while she waited for her Passat to get a new headlight prior to a long car trip. When her car was ready, she asked me if I wanted a ride home. I asked the guy behind the counter how long it was going to take. I was told that I needed a new feul injector and it would take an hour. I accepted Leah's offer of a lift.

Having car trouble is usually a pain. Midnight is still under warrenty, so it wasn't a money pain, but trips to the dealership aren't usually my idea of fun. In this case, though, I got to catch up with a friend I hadn't seen in ages. I'll call that a fair trade.
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