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BJM: auto repair

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / June 13, 2004 10:11 PM PDT

A young blonde stock broker was getting bored with driving her BMW. It lacked individuality, and besides, every other girl in the office had one. She fancied something a bit more individual, perhaps an MG convertible. That week she visited her local car dealer and spied a beautiful Jaguar XK140 convertible. It was wonderfully restored, and she instantly fell in love with it's gorgeous red paint job. An empty check stub later and off she went, tearing down the leafy country lanes enjoying her beautiful new car. Her long blonde hair was flowing in the wind, music was blaring from the radio -- what could possibly go wrong?

With that thought, there was a splutter from the engine and the car slowly coasted to a stop. She got out, lifted the hood, and concluded after a few minutes that she didn't have a clue what was wrong. Luckily, she had her cell phone with her and a quick phone call to the Auto Club and a short wait saw a bright shiny yellow van pull up behind her.

Well, it just conked out I'm afraid."

"Let me have look." The driver set to work, and ten minutes later the engine was purring like a cat again.

"Thank goodness," she said. "What was the problem?"

"Simple really, just crap in the carburetor," he replied.

Looking shocked she asked, "Oh, OK. How many times a week do I have to do that?"

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