My neighbor's friend, about whom I have spoken before, bought a used motor scooter (for reasons that occasioned him to say that he was "gonna sue the state of Maryland") the other day for $50. As you may imagine, the scooter wasn't in running condition.
So he's been trying to get it running for the last two days. Earlier today he asked me if I would give him a ride to the scooter shop down the road a bit so that he could get a new part. He said the shop owner would be back in the shop at 1:00, so I told him I'd take him down there then, as I needed to make an important phone call to a dear friend at 2:00.
A few minutes before 1, I herded him to the car and off we went! We got to the shop and waited.
Now, you might think (especially based on my earlier posts about this guy) that I would have been wondering where to bury the remains, after using the pruning loppers that lay in the back seat of my car.
However, thanks to my karma sensei, I was totally relaxed, and even told him, when he apologized, that it wasn't his fault that the shop owner wasn't a good bidnessman.
The shop owner finally showed up at 2:30, the purchase was made, and we returned home.
Also, I called my friend when we got back, and she is to call me back later this evening, in case anyone's worried.
I thank you, Sensei, for helping to make me a better person.
"Phydeaux - this dog ain't too old to learn new tricks!"