I went out to the mailbox one morning to mail a letter.
I noticed the local sanitation truck losing several plastic Wal-Mart shopping bags.
About an hour later this guy pulls up to the shop.
His car was running hot…steam was coming from underneath
The temperature was 110o in the shade and the humidity was
so heavy you had to have a machete just to walk around
outside…well, maybe not that thick, but it was heavy.
We raised the hood on his Thunder Chicken. “Even Ford’s
get hot in this kind of weather,” I stated.
The engine had cooled down, some, so I removed the cap from the radiator…
it was just barely low of coolant.
I told him to crank the engine and I put some water in it,
then we’d look for a leak.
As I was spraying water on top of the radiator to cool it,
I noticed a blue plastic bag, in front of the a/c condenser.
I showed it to him.
“There’s probably the reason she heated up,” I told him as I pointed to it.
“I was following a garbage truck earlier,” he said, “but
I passed him cause some trash was falling out.”
“Well, you helped him,” I said as I removed not one, but
three of the plastic shopping bags.
“How’s that?” he asked.
“You’ve been picking up what he was losing.”
He thanked me and said, “If she starts heating up again,
I’ll be back,” with a grin as he drove off.
I guess that cured it, cause he never came back.