Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound where things can go from good to bad and back to good. Let me explain what I mean. Last Friday, I was going to leave for lunch a bit early to run some errands and decided to visit the rest room before I left the building. When I came out, there, standing in the hallway, was a vendor that I had made an earlier lunch commitment, like right now. So this is the start of events which will become clearer as I continue my tale.
Anyway, as you can see the good news was that I was going to get out early; the bad news was that I had to go to the bathroom, and then the good news was that if I had not made that pit-stop, I would have missed my vendor’s appointment. Later that afternoon at quitting time, I packed up my stuff, got in my car and instead of heading home I decided to stop at the post office. I usually do this during lunch time, but I did not get the opportunity to do so because of my vendor’s visit [take note of that little fact].
After getting my mail, I got in my car and it refused to start. I had been having problems with my dry start, meaning when you turn the ignition the car usually starts without any effort or gas. For weeks the car has been stuttering a bit when I started the car, however, my mechanic said the starter and ignition were operating just fine. Now I am stranded at the post office late in the afternoon around 4:30 p.m. on a Friday. I was only a few minutes from the plant so I called a number of a fellow worker in the hopes he was still at the plant and he could come over and give me a jump. He did not answer his cell phone number. So, I dialed his plant number hoping someone could hunt him down for assistance. Fortunately, he called back on his cell. He was already leaving the plant when I called and arrived at the post office before I could even unwind my jumper cables. So, here to recap, the bad is that the vendor kept me from finding out the problem with my car till it was almost too late on a Friday afternoon. The good news is that the car quit running in town versus out in the middle of no-where...especially good news since I had just cancelled plans to be out of town that weekend. The bad news is that the car quit running, but the good news is that I caught my fellow worker before he got out of the parking lot. Now, on with the rest of the story…Yes…There is more to this little dance of ups and downs…
Whoops!! I ran out of time and words. Guess you will just have to wait till the next time for this interesting story of ups and downs …and maybe a bit of sideways for good measure, comes to full closure.
As always be good, play safe and remember to take the good with the bad…or at least try.
JR and Max