Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
Slam the door!
Met up with an old high school chum today. First time I'd seen her since 1980 something. Took the Ferrari over. Her husband and I hit it off immediately as he is a motorhead also. He's got a Harley and a built-up Jeep so within 10 minutes of meeting him both of us are underneath the Jeep pointing at stuff while the women are talking whatever trivial stuff it is women talk about.
Anyway, I'm like, "Can I sit on your Harley?" and he says yes. and then he's like, "Can I sit in your Ferrari?" and I say yes and we are giggling like schoolgirls. We start up the Harley so I can make all the vroom vroom noises while the women complain about how childish we are.
His Harley is not registered so we can't take it for a spin. So I'm like, "Well let me take you for a spin in the Ferrari." He gets in the passenger seat and gently clicks the door shut. Shit. The door clicks and jams in a postion that is not quite closed and now it won't close or open. Jammed tight. Shit. We went for the ride and it was a good one but then when we got back he had to climb out over the door cause it still wouldn't open. He felt really bad about screwing up the Ferrari.
I was like, "Dude, don't worry about it. I should have told you to slam the door." He was trying to be gentle with the car. I'm like, "It is not a museum piece, it is a 30 year old piece of metal. You be gentle with new stuff, this stuff is old. The hinges are 30 years old, the latch is 30 years old. You treat that 30 year old door the same way you would treat a 30 year old woman....Once you are in you slam it!" We all had a good laugh over that.
Then heading back home my S'pore girlfriend had to climb in from my side cause the passenger door was still jammed. I figured I'd fix it when I got back home. We took the back roads and of course I like to keep the revs on the car up a bit (good for the engine and all), all the way she's like, "Slow down! Slow down!" I'm like, "Why?" Well she's scared the door is going to fly open. I assure her that the door is jammed and it is not going to fly open. The next corner had a little bump that proved me wrong.
So now I've got this little Chinese girl next to me who's freaking out because we are going around a corner at 50 mph and her door is wide open. I stop and I'm like, "Close the door. Now open the door. Now close the door. OK. We're good." Problem solved. We go and get a pizza and a movie and I fall asleep on the couch. Life is good.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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