So we had another "incident" yesterday. I parked my car right across the street from ASU West campus at 9:00 in the morning, and when I went back to it at 4:30PM (long days at school = no bueno), it made an awful noise when I started it up. It sounded like the exhaust pipe cracked again (happened over the summer, easy fix, thankfully), so I stuck my head under the truck. This is what I saw...
My first thought was "seriously...?!" Some big idiot crawled under my truck while I was at school and cut out the catalytic converter! Thanks for that, guy, I hope the asbestos gives you cancer!
But the fun didn't stop there, I went down to our local auto repair shop this morning to see about getting it fixed. The buggers wanted over $500 to fix it! Apparently not all forms of thievery are illegal. Thankfully, my wife is smarter than I am, and
You would think with all this stealing, ripping off and otherwise taking advantage of we've had lately, we'd be pretty down about things, or at least a little paranoid, but we're actually pretty chipper, all things considered. The good news in all this is that I actually have to ride my bike to school (and back, which is the hard part). Natalie has been doing a lot better than me at riding her bike to school consistently. General consensus is that life is pretty dang peachy. I only have 7 more weeks of classes until I am done done, job prospects are cautiously optimistic; Natalie is doing well in, or at least surviving, PA school one late night and Sonic vanilla Dr. Pepper at a time.
You can take my catalytic converter, but you can't take our good humor!
Take that you Thieving McThieverson. I still hope you get cancer.