Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why men don't write advice columns

Dear Walter:


I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn't gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help.

When I got home, I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbor lady. I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that he'd been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant.

I don't feel I can get through to him anymore.

Can you please help?


Sincerely,

Mrs. Lisa XXXX

Dear Lisa:
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.


I hope this helps.

Walter

7 comments:

Mary Christine said...

That Walter! What a wise man!

J-Online said...

This is classic. It's always great to start my day with a laugh!

Scott W said...

Lisa XXX? You usually don't post something so racy.

Boston said...

it was GREAT to see you in the play yesterday!!!

Bill said...

I love a simple solution.

steveroni said...

...Ten minutes later, and I'm STILL laughing! Thanks, dAAve.

I'm gonna hafta stop being so serious in my blogging. After all, "we are not a GLUM (rhymes with RUM?) lot."

Nope, that was SURE not funny...but I'll keep working on it. -grin

Trailboss said...

Good one daveo!