Monday, March 19, 2007

My neighbor's cars

My neighbor and his wife have four (4) vehicles between them. The only other occupant of that house is two years old. A big wheel is his answer to the transportation problem.

Okay, my neighbor's vehicles: reading from left to right, she has a Toyota, he has a Toyota; he has a truck; he has another truck. The old truck has all sorts of ladders, etc, and he uses it for business. His new truck is a 2006 model which he never uses. He explained to me one time that the old truck has 255,000 miles on it, and he is waiting for it to fall apart. He can't sell it, it is worthless, except for the fact that is still in good running order. Eventually, it will die, and he can use the new truck.

Meanwhile, when it snows, he has to move all these vehicles into the street and clean the driveway. Then he moves them all back into the driveway. The new truck goes in front, because he never uses it.

7 comments:

airforcewife said...

I believe this man might be related to my parents. The two of them have four cars also, ostensibly for various different "purposes".

My real question is, though, why didn't he just wait to buy a new truck until the old one croaked?

miriam said...

That was my question, too.

The Sanity Inspector said...

You ladies just don't understand the male imperative for "truckiness" in a man's life...

That Broad said...

Well, I would give the old truck away to a needy family, but that is just me. We gave away our smelly old Corsica, and it is still running strong for the folks we gave it too.

miriam said...

I guess trucks are to men as shoes are to women.

Shoes take up less room, however.

dick stanley said...

Superior planning. He knows the old one will break down anyday, or else he'll get tired of the oil leaks.

lauren said...

You can't argue enough with men when it comes to trucks. It is one of their greatest possessions. My husband has a hand-down truck from his folks with a broken toyota window motor, which was eventually fixed. He never had enough with his truck and bought another one.