Posts Tagged ‘Health’

Present Perfect

In Practice, Production on February 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

The good news: Molly passes her exam. More or less. At the first attempt a problem with her left rear breaks is identified. K takes her to a garage in Gibraltar and she is fitted with new break shoes for a sum of money that stings but doesn’t kill. The day after that she is issued with her ITV, certifying her for another year on the road and another year with us.

I’m well aware that my attachment to a Fiat Seicento could keep a therapist in beer tokens for months but I’m not ready to face my demons just yet and feel an overwhelming relief that I won’t have to.

Once again a new pair of shoes appears to have been the remedy. That happens when there are women in your life. If I’m being sexist you’re just going to have to forgive me. I’m not trying to make any value judgements here; I’m just saying there seem to be an awful lot of shoes involved. More