Life with a car guy – Part 2

Posted on May 4, 2016


Ken with new car

As many of you probably know, dear Mr. Ken is a car guy. For the story that started it all, Life with a car guy.

The beloved Honda CRV is three years old. You would never know it by looking at it. It looks better than most new cars. And it still has that new car smell. I swear, Mr. Ken, has a special spray that he uses to get that smell. He would never admit it though.

There is a scratch on the pretty leather seats. This upsets Mr. Ken. Normal people would probably not even notice the scratch, but then again normal people aren’t car guys. Mr. Ken calls the dealer and asks if there is anything that can be done about the scratch. The dealer is happy to fix it, especially since the car is still under warranty. Mr. Ken comes running into my office and says that we must leave for the dealers immediately. Um, can’t I even finish the email I am typing?

Mr. Ken is also disturbed by a small noise coming from the rear hatchback. This noise has been getting louder every day.

The car has to be left at the dealer overnight. This is upsetting to Mr. Ken because he worries about the car. What if a car thief decides to have a field day at the dealership and steals his car? Or, heaven forbid, another car hits his car? The possibilities are endless and this causes Mr. Ken to have a sleepless night.

As Mr. Ken is checking in with the service manager, he says, “I left my car right outside. It’s the white Honda CRV.” I am smiling to myself because the lot is filled with white Honda CRVs. The service manager is a nice guy, and of course he is a car guy too.

When Mr. Ken mentions about the noise, the service guy nods wisely and says, “Yes, that can happen. As a matter of fact, we just had a customer in here, who measured the spaces between all the doors and noted that one of the dimensions was off.” I’m thinking, “Oh my goodness, there is someone even MORE particular about his car than Mr. Ken.”

The car won’t be ready until late afternoon on the following day. Yet, Mr. Ken wants a ride to the dealer in the late morning. I think he misses his car!

Finally, Mr. Ken returns home with his car. All is well.