Monday, 21 September 2009

“It’s making a funny noise.”

My colleague, on the phone about her car.

“…yeah, there’s something wrong with it… it’s making a funny noise… um… yeah, okay, it’s kind of VRRR-ROOM-ROOM, VRRR- ROOM-ROOM, VRRR-RRRR-ROOM-ROOM… yeah, especially then, and even more up hills…”

You’d have to be super-talented to convey the sound your car was making accurately, right? For the mechanic on the other end of the phone to know what was wrong with the car, he’d have to be pretty talented too. Yet I was the only one who thought this situation was weird.

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