“Honey is the muffler still attached?” Said, Kelly to her husband Greg on their way out of town on a romantic winter weekend retreat. “I thought I heard a loud clang back there somewhere when we turned the corner. And, now there is billowing smoke behind us.” “Nonsense!” said Greg pleased with his second hand car, bought fully loaded including chains for the tires. “She (the car) is running like a dream,” Greg replied.
A few minutes later… Kelly jumps in her seat by a noise, “What was that!” she asked, as the chains, snapped off the back tires. Greg pulled over and looked at Kelly with a serious expression on his face. Kelly, concerned, asked, “What is the matter, honey?”
Greg said to Kelly, “I should have trusted your instincts when you said that this bargain fixer-upper car, sounded too good to be true.”
Written for Sadje’s What Do You See # 89 – July 5, 2021