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An Experience I Will Not Forget

on April 29, 2017

I am admittedly directionally challenged. Please laugh….it is ohhh so very true!

The best of GPS systems will not get me to places as I am clueless on distance or directions. North, South, East or West or mere cardinal points. It does not mean much to me πŸ˜‰

For example, GPS advises me to turn in 300 meters. 

πŸ€”Hmm…300m…even in feet or yards, I am a duffer for anything in spatial sense.

I will panic and turn at first turning. It is always wrong!

Lost!! Hopelessly lost! HA!

So, my trips always warrant detailed Sherlock Holme’s type investigation.

I will use google map, print it and study the route.

I will need to recce before my appointed meeting and together with GPS hunt down the venue.

Yesterday’s meeting went the same way to get to S Man and meeting his head honcho.

Good news is, I can progress to round 2!! Yippe ka yeah as Bruce Willis of Die Hard series would say!

As if like the legendary Ali or Tyson, I have a fair chance to jab at the job pot.

I was told there may be 3 rounds. 

I must dance like a butterfly, sting like a bee before (*as American slang 101 would say) I can whoop ass!! Ha ha!

I will silently bow head and pray to all gods, deities or great forces or find a genie or Aladdin’s lamp! I must excel.

And now my harrowing experience….whilst driving home from the boondocks, my car suddenly froze with engine still running on the road and though my car acclerated and rev needle of car went, my car stood still.

Thankfully I had taken the innermost lane and as it rolled to the road shoulder and I started calling for help.

This is on the most busiest freeway and 10 minutes away from my home.

I thanked the gods as I could have been rammed behind and my neck and spine would shatter and screws, implants would come asunder.

Mr Car Man was fantastic. He has become good friends with me and was the head honcho of my car’s manufacturer.

He taught me to turn off the engine and restart the engine. This will allow my car to drive and that I was to slowly drive home safely. Apparently this was a trigger by German technology to get me off the road to safety and not take the car further lest I be stranded in worst situation.

He knew of my spinal condition. With me standing by the road was not ideal for me, whilst waiting for tow truck.

Lo and hehold, the car started and moved as I acclerated and made it home in one piece.

Within an hour, tow truck came and in another hour, Mr Car Man brought me another car. Being the thoughtful man he is, he put bottled water in the cup holders and personally sent me the car.

He would then grab a taxi to go home after sending me the replacement car to enable me to work this weekend plus labor day weekend. 

More importantly he knew I had to use the car for a hospital appointment plus mobility for me during labor day weekend.

I could not allow him at 9.30pm to look for a cab and without dinner like me, working to make my life easier.

Whilst waiting for him, I quickly bought him a bowl of noodles (*he replied it was comfort food) – from a famous stall at Newton hawker center, selling mince meet pork noodles!

I am blessed by the kindness of Mr Car Man as he went over and beyond in duties to make a difference to my life 😊

Thank you Mr Car ManπŸ€—πŸ€—

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18 responses to “An Experience I Will Not Forget

  1. calmkate says:

    How exciting that you have progressed to the next stage, yippee!
    Car man does sound nice but considering the damage you could have suffered … NO car should just stop!?! I would be getting a more reliable one as next time YOU might not be so fortunate … πŸ™‚

  2. i am interested to find out what is wrong with the car. sounds like it is a loose gear box. slipping to neutral. that is assuming yours is an automatic. glad you escape injury there. anyway, labour day is a holiday in singapore so that is something you can look forward to. a day free from working. does singapore organise marches or what to celebrate? or does it just let it go quietly. i have noticed many countries have quietly dropped calling it labour day. here in uk, we call it early may holiday. no mention of labour day at all.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      I am interested to know too. I am waiting for the workshop to reply me on tuesday after they do diagnostics. Yes it is an automatic and the gears just did not work. So I suspect gear box and or electrical circuitry to keyless go car key. As soon as I know, I will share. We are big on labor day here but regardless we have to work as most services run eg public transport etc

  3. That was close!! Are you all right?? I can’t drive, and I don’t think I could learn now…away with the fairies most of the time!
    Sending massive positive thoughts for the next round tooπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒΉπŸŒΉxx

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