"Caaaaarrrrolyne? Do you know much about fixing cars?"
"Sure, some-- what seems to be the trouble?" I asked, as I shuffled outside in my PJs and slippers**
"It just won't start. I try turning the key, and it nothing happens!"
"OK. Turn the wheel towards me."
"The wheel-- it's locked!" Momentary panic crossed his face.
"As it should be. Now turn the key."
And there was much rejoicing.
The nice thing*** about getting older is that you can perform small feats of magic using only the power of your accumlated experience :)
* He's my friend, too, because he watches the cats when we're away, and likes pirates. In fact, we now have matching pirate shirts.
** It's Really Casual Friday in my home office.
*** I'm pretty sure there's only one thing.
**** Hahahaha, I totally meant to post this hours and hours ago. The kid just stopped by with his gf to