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** My amazing, loving & great regular readers do know about the first part of my journey with my new metallic horse in the first part. For those of my precious, treasured & prized new readers, who are new to this blog or haven’t read the first part, here’s the link to it : My Metallic Horse (Vehicles & Memories) – Part-I & My previous post Sunshine & Smiles **
Then after those 4 lovely days something happened, while driving her, she suddenly shut down, at first i thought may just be something normal, but i had the little feeling & pinch in my heart that something was not right with her. Then she shut down quite a few times, then one day while driving on a busy road, she shut down, luckily being in a corner lane saved my life, i tried switching her on again & again, but my attempts kept failing. Then on a final hit of the quick start she roared again, i left for home with a heavy & broken heart.
“This shouldn’t be happening to her, its just 4 days she is with me & i took the best care of her” said my mind. I gave a roundhouse kick to these thoughts & said to myself, ” That must just be something normal, don’t take it to the mechanic, be positive” Removing the bad feeling of loosing her from my heart, i started driving her again normally, i felt her engine purring calmly at a speed of 40 , but giving her a throttle gave out a roar louder than before. Then started train of the chain reactions of shut downs, she shut down 2-4 times in a day.
My love & pain for her transformed into my frustration, anger & fury. I took her back to the place where i had purchased her from, one of the mechanics took her for a drive & said everything was normal, i should see for a day or two more. The first day itself she shut down 2 times but still i hesitated to take her to the mechanic, her engine was new, i didn’t want it to be opened up, so i waited another day, this time she shut down 3 more times, i told myself, “That’s it”. Next morning out for a little ride, she shut down again on a turning with a double decker bus behind me, I was able to start her again immediately & then drove her back to the mechanic.
After a check & waiting for 5 hours, i got her back, the mechanic assured that it wouldn’t happen again, haha…..you readers probably have the idea ;). Yes it did shut down again, this time i went up to the supervisor & told him how angry i was & i’d got a vehicle with a fault. He told me that there were some more of them with the same problem. I told him that i wanted my problem to be solved right then. He personally called his mechanic & got the job done in an hour. I watched as each of the screws were removed to expose her engine, i really didn’t want her engine to be opened up but that was the only way.
I watched as each screw was slowly removed, a pinch ran through my spine, but then all of a sudden the pain turned into curiosity :)!!! I was excited to see her engine from the inside, how it worked, what did the throttle do so she roared so loud :), in that instant i was transformed into a little child curious to find out what goes on inside the fancy little toy of his, his heart jumping up & down, the sense of excitement & the fear of loosing the toy :D. I watched as the checked the parts of the engine with their ‘equipments’, a fault was found in the adapter, so it was changed.
And then again, the problem continued, i felt a volcano brewing inside of me, my love for her and the pain felt on thoughts of loosing her combined the anger and fury that i’d been given a faulty vehicle, felt like a cocktail of emotions. And when she shut down while i drove her, that was enough for me to spoil my day. I loved her and she was one of my most prized possessions. Even though I knew her fault, but my pride in her and the power i felt when i held her reins, made me forget about it, no matter how heart breaking it was. How can you leave the hand of something you love so much at times when they’re in trouble, in such times, you always want to be there for them and u never leave them.
At that moment i felt, i was being taught a lesson, although i knew its importance, it was just giving me the realization again, by putting me into a deeper feeling, that how really important it was to be there for your friends when they need you, its not that when they’re no more of use that you must leave them, No! That’s the time when you should be there, love them & support them.
With this same spirit, i continued driving her. My mood changes and irritation was quite visible to the people at home, and then when an aggressive one came to know the reason, and that my peaceful approaches to the dealer weren’t working (i really don’t like to shout & create a mess and i didn’t want that some of his customers would run away because of it), that person fired the dealers in such a shocking manner on the phone that i was shaken out my seat!! They themselves called the next time to inform when the engineers from the company were coming!!
Yeps, and that was it! 4th time at the dealers garage!! The engineers from the company informed that they have to increase the power adjustment of the engine & the petrol cap was to be changed as at some moments the combustion of petrol & its evaporation caused the engine to stop.
The adjustments were done by the dealer as ordered by the company, and then I started her engine again 🙂 I felt a new power in her, my excitement and my throttle happy palm aligned with the new power of her engine. She felt so perfect :). A new beginning, a new road, and a journey full of excitement up ahead of me, without anymore trouble, taking a deep breath filled with happiness & hope and feeling her great power I zoomed with a woo hoo :D!!!
Here’s my experience with the first vehicle of a new type, and that’s how i feel about her :). My Shiny Black Metallic Horse :)!!
Did any of you had/has/have a similar attachment to their vehicle, or perhaps a memory of their beloved vehicle and how did/do they feel about it ?? I’d love to know about it :D! . I hope you like and enjoyed this experience of mine and i would love you to share your thoughts, ideas or opinions about it in the comments.