A new lesson
Well, my boy has been driving like a pro driver since he acquired his driving lesson. I was busy with my own work that I had forgotten to teach him a vital fact about our car, the Toyota Corolla which is already 20 years old.
He only knows how to fill up the petrol judging from the meter. He also knows how to pump the tyres. Mainly being taught by his mama..
Every time there's problem with the car, I'm the first one to connect. Then I will connect with his papa as always. I used to get nagging when my kids encountered any car problem.
So this morning, my boy was on his way to a place for his saxophone training. At one of the traffic lights junction, the car broke down. Immediately he thought of me. Called my hp but I forgot to put it on 'ring'. Missed a few calls, he called the shop. I was in the shop at that time. I picked up the phone and the first word was, "I need your help!"
I couldn't help him. I had to tell his papa. But at that moment, we were rather busy with the customers. After a while, I told his papa. He became grumpy..Anyway, he had to help. He got his friend mechanic to help.
Later, I called my boy and for the first time, he told me that he could manage. The mechanic had called him and he would see to that.
Late evening he came back and he said, "Ma, the car front bonnet is stuck!" I was shocked. I tried it and it could be opened. I came to realise that he didn't know how to open it. He needs to press the metal piece down in order to open it.
I checked the plastic container and found that it was empty. I filled it up with water and I told my boy to make sure that water is filled up to the required level.
We needed to go for our dinner. His dad was meeting his friend. So we went on our own. My boy drove us. When we reached the parking place, I noticed that the car temperature had shot up. We just left it to cool and we went for our dinner.
I had Japanese pan mee..
Before we went home, we checked the car. I filled up the plastic container with water again. It had dried up earlier. We moved on till somewhere when I noticed the high temperature. I instructed my boy to park the car somewhere near the main road but suddenly the meter went back to normal.
So I prayed that we reached home safely. We continued with our journey and finally we reached home.
Tomorrow my boy has to bring the car to the mechanic for checkup..