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On changing luck and weekend stuff

I’ve decided that the car’s tyre is number three in the trio of bad luck that have apparently invaded my life.

Friday morning I went to a fitment centre and they advised me to rather replace the damaged tyre.  You can’t fit a new tyre on only one side of the car, so I asked them to place the tyre from the spare wheel on the other side, but it turned out to be a different size from the tyres on the mag wheels, so I had to fit new tyres both sides.  Price: R1700 ($170 at the current exchange rate, but if that doesn’t seem like a lot, it’s about 15% of my salary I earned as a teacher).

I sighed in resignation and told them to go ahead – tyres and suspension are two areas of a car where you never skimp on maintenance.  If you value your life and those of your passengers, that is.

But then my luck changed. Continue reading “On changing luck and weekend stuff”