I brought Penny to the vet yesterday.
The visit itself was fine. Penny reluctantly behaved herself, the vet said she was in very good health and when we were leaving, Penny presented them with a little lake in the reception area. As you do.
On the way home I noticed a light on my dashboard.
At this point I should mention that my car is very badly designed with regard to simple little things. The speedometer is useless as it is impossible to see the black needle against a black background unless the lights are on. Also – and here is the introduction to my little story – half the warning lights are obscured by the steering wheel.
Anyhows I realised there was a little light glowing constantly without any reason, but it looked a bit drastic.
Did this mean my engine had fallen out? Did it mean my car could now be used as a submarine? It wasn’t very helpful, but the car was behaving itself and driving normally. The were no flames or even smoke in evidence. There were no strange noises or vibrations. What the hell did it mean?
When I got home I read the manual. Apparently the symbol has something to do with toxic emissions. A very descriptive symbol? But this begs the question as to where the emissions were coming from.
A couple of days ago I cooked up one of my bean stew recipes and we have been enjoying it for the last couple of dinners. It does indeed produce emissions that are extremely toxic and loud, not to mention frequent. I can’t help but wonder what the neighbours make of the constant eruptions.
So did this warning light refer to me or the car? I had more than likely let one or two rip while driving [much to Penny’s disgust] so was this the cause of the warning? Is Big Brother alive and well in my car?
Anyhows I phoned Spanner for his advice. He suggested a trip to the car hospital but I could carry on as normal until then.
I had better lay off the beans before he collects it?