Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Goodbye Lou, Hello Louise...

Goodbye Lou..

Hello Louise...

Out with the old, in with the new. And with that we bid adieu to good, old but no longer trustworthy Lou, and said bonjour! to pert, petite and still pristine Louise...

Lou the vintage wheels had been a commendable carrier until six months ago, when it began gasping like a dying man's last breath each time we took it beyond the confines of our TTDI backyard.

On occasions too numerous to count we were left stranded on roads and highways when the engine just conked out and went into blissful slumber right there with Pak Abu (or yours truly) behind the wheels.

[Not unlike a senile old coot, if you ask me - the car, not us -  although we qualify just as well, all things considered].

Countless tow trucks and trips to a variety of mechanics and workshops later (not to mention hard-earned ribu2 ringgit flying into oblivion), Lou remained unrepentant, and as dogged as a stubborn mule being dragged to water.  

I gave up on Lou just before Ramadan by telling the recalcitrant (err, not Pak Abu.. but Lou) that I refused to ride in it any more and that I'd rather walk. And walk I did.

This constant battle between his determined (ketegaq?) old mate and his beloved old junk eventually wore poor Pak Abu down. The long bouts of 'silent treatment' also helped... :-)

Finally, in December he decided it was Louise or bust. And so the SYT (sweet young thing) with the cute posterior came to stay.  

As for Lou, he has moved on to better pasture; I hope the fella who bought him will knock some sense into the old coot.

"We know you have a bit more life left in you, Lou, only that we can no longer afford to entertain your shenanigans, being OAPs (old-age pensioners) that we are, that's all." 

  

8 comments:

Rahayu said...

Welcome Louise! May you bring joy and happiness to my beloved kakak and abang (and soon their grandchildren too...) ;-)

Anonymous said...

Poor Lou - it has to admit that its date dah expired. Rest in peace Lou! Kak Kama will miss you?

Rafiah

Ezza said...

What a sad ending for lou..hahaha..
nasib baik our uncle ford still serve us good..still can bring us and the broods makang angin...Ni CNY ni to Taman Negara again....Kena jampi sikit kak oi..kang dia merajuk..tersadai lah kami kat Ulu tu...

Ariffin Mamat said...

Lou oh Lou...now is your turn...one day, it will will people like me...every so willing to please, but what to do, our body and might will cease to respond.

I guess...in the end...it was nothing personal Lou...!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Lou has gone lulu too often, eh, Aunty Puteri? Louise looks so sexy...tak jealous ke Pak Abu gets to ride her often? Alhamdulillah Mama's Kimi is as strong as ever. Though she has ceased to drive like a F1 driver nowadays.....Malaysians drive like maniacs, she said. As if she's not one... purrr...meow!

Wan Sharif said...

Suddenly need a new kind of company..
Semuga Louise akan menabur jasa untuk tempoh yang panjang....

Al-Manar said...

I like that.That's how it should be. Serve or get booted out! Good for Pak Abu.

Kama At-Tarawis said...

Rahayu & YohWang - ameeen!

Rafiah - dia belum bersedia to RIP tu.. mungkin its new owner akan spruce it up real well .. :-)

Ezza - kami selalu sangat tersadai all over town, tak sanggup dah..

Pak Pin & Al-Manar - i wish we could keep Lou, though. tapi he was costing us too much money to maintain, tak sanggup. at the end of the day, it boils down to dollars and sense..

Cat - at my age, Cat, jealousy has to take a backseat dah..lol