Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yo! Crew Chief...

Me thinks I need to take a wee little break from watching NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing.  Case in point....

This is how the conversation went (or something like it):

Me: "Hey Mike.  It's Amy.  My car is overheating.  I was driving on the freeway and it was just fine until I came up to stopped traffic.  Then the temperature suddenly skyrocketed.  I pulled to the side of the road and let it cool off.  I drove the back roads the rest of the way and the temp stayed normal until I stopped or had to slow down a lot."

Mike: "Sounds like your electric fan isn't turning on.  You can bring it in tomorrow. "

This is how it played out in my head:

"Come in Mike.  This is the driver of the oh-one Chrysler.  The water temp goes way up when she comes upon lapped (slower) traffic or catches up to the pack.  She's good out in clean air though.  What do you want me to do? Over"

"Driver. Sounds like a fan problem. Keep it out in clean air and avoid lapped traffic if you can. Pit road is closed so stay out and do the best you can.  Over."

Need I say more?  I am starting to think I need my own pit-crew.


Holly said...

Sounds like our house on Sundays. It just sticks with you!

just call me jo said...

"Clean air" and "lapped traffic"--yes, you have it all down. I wish you a cute pit crew. Those guys have to be really athletic. We must screen your applicants. Yes, I say get you one.