The Next Car

“You weren’t able to get a better alternative?”

“Nope, this was the only one I could get considering last week’s fiasco.”

“Makes sense. That one rolled off the road while this one’s not going to roll out of here; Congratulations.”

“Hey, where are you going? We’ve got to push this one home; Come on, help me!


Sometime ago I wrote about how Promila thrashed her car. If you like, you can read about it here. Fortunately (or not), she just got a replacement:

The photo prompt has been given by Russell Gayer at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Alternative) has been given by Denise Farley at the Girlie on the Edge.

On another note, when I hit the new post button, WordPress gave me a ‘Create a Story Post’ option. Has anyone tried it and where do you see these stories?

38 responses to “The Next Car”

  1. Well, at least she cant crash this one! Good story.

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    1. That’s the only silver lining.

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  2. I’m with Mason on this one… the next car crash will only happen provided enough effort and determination is brought to bear….
    lol

    Fun Six

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    1. Well, Promila has never seemed to lack determination before…

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  3. I had a friend who once said, “I rather push a Chevy than drive a Ford.” I guess his wish came true. 🙂

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    1. Be careful what you wish for 😉

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  4. That’s the best kind of car for some people, including (hate to say it) my elder daughter.

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    1. It’s not the best when you have to help push it though.

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  5. I like the extremes between the one that rolled off the road and the new one that won’t.roll onto it.

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    1. Thanks Frank. Glad you enjoyed it 😀

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  6. A fixer upper, eh? – a bit like the motorbike which has been languishing in our garage these past 10 years!

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    1. On the bright side, that motorbike will probably never get into an accident too.

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  7. Best of luck getting that thing roadworthy!

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    1. Thanks 🙂 We’re using all the luck (and spare parts) we can get.

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  8. I’ve not heard about that wordpress option, sorry. I loved your story this week. Reminds me of an old stationwagon my Mom bought for $10 back in the 80’s. Took us almost a year to restore the engine. We drove it for quite a few years before it finally died.

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    1. $10 for a car seems like a good deal (if the engine didn’t cost more).

      I realised that the story option on WordPress is just weirdly pointless. It’s just there but not as useful as the one on Instagram.

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  9. Dear Bernadette,

    I had an old Nissan that had to be towed to the dealership to trade it in. I think we can all relate to this story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Hope you were able to trade up to a much better model than this one.

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  10. Must have been a huge fiasco!

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  11. The trials and tribulations of buying cars (or vans or trucks!) Knowing a good mechanic would be a definite plus 😀

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    1. I agree! We’re still hunting for one.

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  12. Ha! Ha! Probably the best car to give a learner then 🙂

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    1. First lesson: How to get it started 😅

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  13. Priceless. Loved both incidents. Your dialogue really cups it in a nutshell.

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    1. Thanks Susan 🙂 Glad you enjoyed them.

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  14. Cars, hmm, a necessary evil for many.

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    1. True that. It’s time we started creating a teleport.

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  15. At least learning to drive won’t be stressful in this car.

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    1. Yes, but learning to get it started will.

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  16. Out of the frying pan and….

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    1. …Into a car that doesn’t work?

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  17. Well, that one will be harder to crash … 😉

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    1. The only good thing about it.

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