What? Who doesn't want a psycho with a cleaver on their car? Besides, it went with the axe I carried in the trunk for years...for...camping trips...yeah, that's the ticket.
Anyway, I left work last night in the pouring rain and got in the car to find my rear-view mirror dangling from the mass of wires that power the map lights and the defunct auto-dim feature of said mirror. Now, this happens from time to time with rear-view mirrors, I snapped the mirror off in my last car trying to adjust it for my much-shorter sister and had to reattach it in the SuperTarget parking lot in Fort Dodge, IA.
This is a nuisance, not a major crisis. There are far more pressing problems in the world than my car doing its inanimate best to return to the earth one molecule at a time. Still, it amazes me how often I use that mirror, as I spent the drive home and this morning's drive in looking at the glue patch where my mirror used to live. Given that the driver's side mirror, also auto-dim and also defunct, is useless for reflection, this leaves me with the ever-reliable passenger side mirror, what with its funhouse quality of making objects appear further away than in reality.
This leaves me with the option of driving faster than everyone else so I never have to worry about what's coming up behind me. Except maybe that state trooper I blew past on the Crosstown this morning.
*** In a completely unrelated request for assistance, I will be in Germantown, MD next week and need to know where I should eat. I love local places that serve things I'll never get anywhere else, but it's disheartening to find that most of the restaurants on the 'Best restaurants of...' lists are empty, soulless chains. Any input would be greatly appreciated.