Life in New Zealand
|Genre||Humour / Fiction
|Submitted:||Saturday, 16 May 2009
|Read by:||326 different readers
Extract from Chapter 7. Owning a Car.
Buy a car when itís 5 years old. That way itís relatively cheap and hasnít yet gone round the clock (that the registration papers admit). Letís say itís the year 1983. Go for the bright red Toyota Corolla, 1977 model. It only had one previous owner. Bright red is a good colour for several reasons: 1) Other cars can spot you a mile off thus reducing the likelihood of you hitting them; 2) Any rust that develops blends in nicely with the overall colour; 3) It's a good colour to keep clean.
Make sure you keep the car as close to its original condition as possible. Without sacrificing family time, clean the outside panelling at least every 9th Saturday and the inside every 23rd Saturday. If anyone comments on it in the meantime, say you are conserving water and energy...
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