Friday, July 29, 2005

Daily Ride

You know, it’s funny when I blog about my son and his car, the guys are all maximum performance and go boy and then Sandy is just, “well, how is the ride to work every morning."

And, in usual guy fashion, you can just snort about the guy’s comments and go, “if you only knew, bro, if you only knew,” scratch your ass and go about your business. But Sandy’s comment…well that just has to be addressed.

Typical ride to work conversation:

Boy: “I been over at Nick’s the last couple nights and he’s getting his car painted.”

(To fill you in, Nick came by last week and had bought about $3000.00 worth of spray primer at Wal Mart and had “primed” his car. Pretty much everything except a small area of the windshield for him to look out of. His mother, horrified, told him she would pay to have the car professionally painted if he would promise not to try that shit anymore.)

Me: “That’s cool.”

Boy: “Yeah the dude came over to his house and sanded all of the crap he sprayed on it off, then coated it with primer. It’s looking pretty good. Nick said he’s only having to pay for the materials and that the dude is painting it for free. I told him he could paint my car too and I’d buy the materials and he said he wanted $900.00 plus materials to paint my car, so I said ‘go find someone else to pay you $900.00, and paint their car, dude.”

Me: “Maybe you should make friends with somebody that knows how to paint cars…”

Boy: “Anyway they’re going to put this paint on there that has to cure for 9 days…”

Me: “Can’t wax it until it cures?”

Boy: “No, he can’t even drive it. It has to stay locked up in the garage for nine days until it cures…”

Me: “Damn! What kind of paint is that?”

Boy: “ I DON’T KNOW! I don’t know, it’s some kind of paint. Why are you asking me all this?”

Me: “Dang, ‘Mr. I know everything about cars’ and he doesn’t know what this fancy ass paint is that takes nine days to cure?”

Boy: “LOOK!, I know about ENGINES, and TRANSMISSIONS, and BOOSTERS and TURBO CHARGERS, but I DON’T know about paint. ALL RIGHT?”

Me: “Just trying to make conversation. That’s all.”


Anonymous said...

LOL...I figured as much...but sorry for being such a girl with my comment :)

the real bitterman said... ME pegged for long as he has fun and it keeps him off the street. Sounds like he has the right kind of guidance in the "common sense" department. Sometimes the gearheads have a serious problem with the seeing forest because of the trees, ya know?

Billy Budd said...

When I was your sons age I was amazed my old man could dress himself! As I got older he got alot smarter!

Billy Budd said...

When I was your sons age I was amazed my old man could dress himself! As I got older he got alot smarter!

Billy Budd said...

Of Course now I am too stupid to post correctly, no wonder MY son is amazed I can dress myself!