Monday, April 29, 2013

Butter or OIl


Whoever said, "A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing," was right. I have enough mechanical savvy to be dangerous.

While out for a drive, I heard some pinging and dinging under the hood. 'Not a good sign,' I thought. When I pulled into the driveway, I popped the hood, propped it up with that thing-a-ma-jig arm thing, and proceeded to take a look-see. Since, I was out of motor oil, I decided to go in the house and melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat to replace the oil. Bad idea.

For a long time it smelled like burnt steel on toast around here.

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12 comments:

gsb said...

that's funny. I found your blog when researching horse pucky. You droipped one of my old blogs (political) but I decided that wasn't what I wanted to do. I just write now as "Old Grizz"
an like you I write a lot of "horse pucky"

http://oldgrizz.blogspot.com/

Randy Johnson said...

Oh boy Pam... I wonder if that will do any permanent damage to the engine? Better call Click and Clack! I'd call you a dummy, but I'll leave that honor to lightly because your story reminds me of the time I accidently poured Sprite into the steam iron. It not only did permanent damage to the iron, the hot black bubbling sugar that squirted out when I pressed the steam button ruined a perfectly good shirt!

Pam Beers. said...

Now, Randy, do you really believe I'd do anything that stupid?! It's pure fiction. And don't answer that first question. However, the hot bubbly sugar shirt isn't exactly becoming of a man of your intellect. ;)

Glad to see you're back.

Green Speck said...

Ha ha ha ... This was fun :D

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks, Green Speck. It's our aim to make you smile.

Randy Johnson said...

Okay, I won't answer the first question... I'll just say I figured you did it right after you filled the radiator with wine, and the washer fluid with vodka... and in my defense I didn't pour the Sprite straight from the can. It was in a glass and I thought it was water. FYI: No amount of steaming will get that stuff out of an iron. Just when you think you've got it all out, another shirt gets ruined!

Pam Beers. said...

Randy, you guessed correctly it was the wine and the vodka. Those steam irons just won't give it up. Time for a hew iron.

I'm almost in fear of lightly's comment. HA!

lightly said...

that reminds me of the time i drove my father cars after he had just serviced it, he told me to check the oil but alas i forgot
lets just say he was no amused when he had to replace the whole engine.

still not a bad as a women driver.

Pam Beers. said...

Thanks, lightly, I needed that. Even guys make mechanical boo boos.

What do your mean, not bad as a woman drive!?

Pam Beers. said...

gsb: You mean there's more horse pucky out there? HA!

Viki said...

Omg, too funny.

Jenny said...

OMG! This was really funny! I can totally see someone actually doing this.! Have you ever driven behind a car that runs on recycled cooking oil? I love the smell of French fries when I do. Too bad butter wouldn't smell as scrumptious! Cute use of the prompt. ~Jenny