2454.  Not for sale

This story goes with the picture, so if you haven’t got a picture you won’t know what I’m trying to say.

This is a photo of my vehicle. I’m very proud of it and enjoy using it. The other day I was at the service station to put air in the tires and a mechanic came straight up to me and asked if I wanted to sell it. I said I wasn’t keen to sell it because they weren’t that easy to come by these days and I use it for collecting firewood and stuff.

He said he’d offer a good price, but I said I’d like the money but I don’t want to freeze my butt off in winter. So it’s not for sale. He didn’t seem to mind that much, and in fact helped me to put air in the tires.

I said to him that I didn’t have a clue what pressure the air should be in the tires but he seemed to know. He said it wasn’t uncommon for people to come in and get air for the tires for similar things. I couldn’t help but think if there were so many “similar” vehicles why on earth was he that keen to buy mine?

Incidentally the ugly white pick-up belongs to a friend of mine. Mine is the cute little red one to the right.

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29 thoughts on “2454.  Not for sale

  1. Badfinger (Max)

    I didn’t see it but Yvonne mentioned that you said “ute”… another word!

    I found this: A Ute vehicle is a mix between a sedan and a pickup truck.

    To Americans, the ute would probably not pass as a truck. Compared to pickup trucks in the United States, it is definitely on the smaller scale.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      We don’t use the phrase “pick-up”. Your “pick-ups” of all sizes we call utes. If it fits in your garage. A big haulage truck or articulated truck we usually call a “lorry”. The photo of my white ute would be regarded as small and old (1989) – Toyota Hilux. The tray (deck?) holds a lot more than those great big pick-ups which strike me as being more for show than for cartage!

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      1. Badfinger (Max)

        I’ve heard of a lorry before…in Beatle books. I have a small old…uh truck I guess…a 1985 Chevy S10 just for taking out the garbage or whatever.
        I do like the smaller “pick-ups” more.

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          1. Badfinger (Max)

            Yes! I have a friend who works on my car…I have a small Toyota Scion…I call it a rolling toaste…it’s bright yellow. He swears when he works on it. “Get a car pre-2000 Max!” He had to jack the engine up just to change the alternator.
            I’ll always keep that truck…just because I can work on that one.

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  2. umashankar

    I was kind of getting excited there is going to be a murder through tyre burst, though probably not a first around this encyclopaedic enterprise on killing people. As for the offer to buy, people in automotive servicing industry seem to have a sharp eye for well maintained ageing vehicles. I used to get an offer for my old car nearly every time I took it to the workshop for a service.

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          1. Bruce Goodman Post author

            Everyone seems to have missed the point of the joke and talked about the ute. I guess they never looked at the photo. I thought (and still think) it was one one of the funniest things I ever posted. Oh well. I shall move on toward 2500 and disappear. Can’t wait!

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  3. Herb

    I saw the trolley, we call them dollies, and I got the joke and laughed. The discussion about the word Ute distracted me because there is a tribe of Native Americans here in Colorado called the Utes.

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