A Trip to a Foreign Country

We didn’t intend to stray into new territory. I just needed to have my tires rotated and my oil changed. (I never have understood having to have my tires rotated. Don’t they rotate every time I drive?) Just a simple, everyday (well, every 5,000 miles) errand. No big deal. Wallet, cell phone, thermos of tea, two masks each — just the normal stuff.

I went to the dealer because I thought I was still on that sweet free service thing that they sell you when you buy even a used car. After we sat in the waiting room for an hour, the service manager came over with a list of things they…

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Former English professor ponders life, love, and how to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

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Former English professor ponders life, love, and how to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

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