Idiots and the way to fix things

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Around eleven I suddenly met the man with the hammer, reminding me that 6 hours of sleep is an absolute minimum before heading off to work. I'm not 18 anymore and it's starting to show... the wear and tear of an everyday busy life I guess.

While driving home, I think all the idiots were unleashed and trying to do the dumbest things one can do in or with a car. Not using your blinkers before changing lanes or direction doesn't only annoy other drivers, but will sooner or later also guarantee dents in your personality, and probably much sooner dents in the body of your car. Not exactly knowing where you're going is a good one as well - if you don't know, signal, check for traffic, head over to the side of the road, stop, read the map, ask for directions or look for the manual of your idiot-proof GPS system frantically. Don't do any of it while driving. This does also include talking on your mobile phone, unless you're ordering a ambulance for yourself, then it serves a good purpose.

As I got stuck behind a large truck, one of my windshield wipers decided to give up. Not the one on the passenger side, that would be too convenient, right? On a dirty road, behind a truck loaded with mud/sand/crap/whatever, in a drizzling rain : the best time to have the wipers quit on you. Anyway, when I got home, I opened up the hood, checked to see what the problem was, but didn't see anything. I unscrewed the screw - thats what you do with those kinds of screws - tried getting the blade itself off but failed, so I just put the screw back on, tightened it firmly and there we go : as new. I think it equals to rebooting your computer after it shit itself.

I'm glad it's solved, yet on the other hand it would have been the perfect reason to just go out and buy a new car. I've been thinking about doing that for the past couple of months, but have delayed it each time. I don't like spending money on something I don't really need right away, but on the other hand, it would be nice. A small new car, probably a diesel with a low consumption and who knows, maybe even the possibility to run on PPO.

Thanks to my technological prowness though, today is not the day I go out to buy a new car. So be it :)

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