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by Ed Matlack
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And to think there are those out there that really WANT to own a car...;-)

All my Jeeps were super easy,

Never got me all oily & sleazy,

Just slide right under & open the plug,

Close it, change the filter, then re-fill, glug-glug…


But this Pontiac with the pan plug tight,

Had to get a friend & neighbor to help,

Getting it back on was nothing, just turn right,

But then came the filter, now THAT was a freakin’ fight…


After awhile my neighbor did figure it out,

Now for sure I even can do it, no doubt,

It ain’t gonna be often as it is still not too easy,

Just the mere thought of it makes me now queasy…


I am NOT spending money at Jiffy Lube,

So the next time I will do it myself though I’m still a rube,

I was startin’ to think of myself as the proverbial boob,

But even when my neighbor (backyard mechanic) started to blow a tube,

I wanted to take from my last poem a acid-laced sugar cube…



© ed ~ 7/15/10

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Yep, it's pathetic when you need special tool for an oil filter, or it's mounted so high up in the spaghetti you need a 3 foot diameter drain pan and a double jointed elbow. Wait till you have to replace a turn signal light bulb or head lamp. New adventures await you. Patrick
Reviewed by D Johnson
Ed, I bought a '95 Ford Taurus a while back, opened the hood, couldn't find the oil filter, and decided that I would not make this more work than it was worth...Auto Mfg. Companies have made it impossible to work on our own, I sold my car and now rely totally on public ain't ideal, but it works, and I don't have to change the oil, rotate the tires and all that other stuff.

Reviewed by Andy Turner
Hahahaha, tough stuff.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I love your humor in the face of frustration, Ed. Nicely done and shared. Thank you for the smiles. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Cute one Ed, see I am soooooooo lucky because my Hubby takes care of all that. Ah the curse of being a man.LOL

Newfie Hugs, Rose
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