The phone rang last Saturday afternoon (29 June) the New Ole Honda is completed and Sir Paul, you may avail of your car today. Now I have already sent the article in to Sir Bob Martin of Mindanao Bob Fame that morning. So now my friends on LiP must start the week with another unfinished “New Ole Honda” tale.
Because of that and the fact that on Friday I’d been atop Pogue Mountain (The Roof of the Loren Arms Apartments) eating chili dogs and consuming adult beverages with Sir Loren Pogue plus our two lovely brides and I had been slightly over served. Now I was in no mood to venture out into the beginning of a storm to pick up a car that I didn’t need until next week anyway. “But Sir Paul, it’s ready now!” Lolet exclaimed. “So, then it will be ready on Monday also?” I inquired. Yes Sir Paul, of course it will, but don’t you want it now? I replied; “Miss Lolet, for the two months you’ve had my car, I’ve never pushed or complained to have anyone rush to fix it, so two more days is not a problem for me. I’ll see you Monday morning.” “Yes Sir Paul!” She said.
As for Kuya Greg, Elmer (MIC) or Lolet it mattered not a whit to them as to when I come in, but the owner of the shop wanted to see the money in the till Saturday. I can only assume he had a big date planned for Saturday Night. Well I waited 2 months he can wait 2 days. That seemed fair to me, plus the Typhoon was brewing and we were catching the leading edge of it.
The phone rang with the manager from Garbes-Dizon Servitek on the line, and told me that the final cost, parts and labor was PNP 85,327.00 (Or approximately USD 1,984.00) pretty much near what I thought it would cost, and knowing that in the States it would have been over five grand, I was satisfied. But I was still not coming to town to get the car until Monday, that fact saddened him.
Now on Sunday morning I fired up the generator at 5 am and logged on to the interweb thingy, I took my Tattoo Globe Super Stick and connected it to the computer and hung it out the window as I’ve always done. Albeit this was my first time to do it while dealing the fringe of a typhoon. Just so you’ll know, they are not water proof, so after I pick up the car Monday I’ll stop by the mall and pick up a new dry Globe Super Stick. (PNP 2,500.00) My bad, and it’s hard to get angry at myself, but it seems not so difficult for Mayang!
That brings my saga to a close; all is once more as it should be on a mountain top in Bataan. God is in his/her heaven, the New Ole Honda is back in its carport, and Paul is back on line on that interweb thing and now I’ll just sit and wait to see what could possibly happen next.
To all my American friends, I wish a most happy 4th of July to you all, and I request you all follow Mayor Bloomberg’s advice from the big apple who says; “Sparklers can be used by terrorists and should be banned.” So take care, for as that statement proves, you are living among idiots, which unfortunately, are running our country.