Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2nd gear

So I lost 2nd gear today. I dont mean this in oddly descriptive tone or a metaphore for my feelings on some event I mean.....quite literally I lost 2nd gear. I heard it die as I entered the on ramp. I know the sound of expensive and that high pitched shriek and thunk was it. as I tested and watched and listened and trouble shot determining by rpm vs speed and the feel of tension between gas pedal and velocity, I had lost 2nd gear. Odd fact, did you know that 2nd gear is also reverse. I wasnt sure but when I had to back out of a parking spot and couldnt, well thats a hell of a clue. Luckily my dads early training of me in the secret art of being a tractor allowed me to push my truck up hill out of a parking spot. (thanks dad) Actually being able to tell what failed while driving seconds after the failure is also due to my dad (thanks dad again). 

What an odd time to become cognizant of a gift and a piece I will always carry with me from my father. ( thanks again again Dad.) Ill take the Truck in to the GMC dealer tomorrow as its under warranty and I will.... and this I vow punish a rental car for 2nd gears failure. another post without much of a point. Enjoy. 


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