Car

So, I stood there. Rolled up ciggie in my gob. Overalls on. Smeared engine dirt on my face and looked at the car.

I tutted.

Opened the car. Sat in.

Tried to start engine.

No joy.

Exhaled smoke into car.

Tried to start engine.

No joy.

Sucked air through teeth.

Sighed.

Popped bonnet.

Looked at engine for a few moments.

Sucked air through teeth.

Had a tea break.

Made another rolled cigarette.

Smoked that.

Had another tea break.

Looked at the car again.

Sucked air through teeth.

Told myself “Could be your alternator”

Told myself that it was typical of cars of that age.

Sighed.

Tutted.

Smoked some more.

Had another tea break.

Reached under bonnet and reconnected wire.

Sighed.

Tutted

Had another tea break.

Had another rolled up ciggie.

Sat in drivers seat.

Started engine.

First time.

Sighed

Tutted.

Charged myself £300 for phantom fitted part.

Had another tea break.