Back in March I posted a blog about my distinct lack of knowledge in regards to car mechanicing, and how I’d panic at the first sign of a problem. Well, I went and did something about it.
Less than three months later I left the only job I’ve ever really had, and started work in a garage. In fact, it was the very same garage that had inadvertently caused the debacle in the first place. I work there as assistant manager, and over the past few months I have increased my mechanical knowledge no end. And with this knowledge I came to make, what would would appear to be, a somewhat strange decision. I’ve jettisoned my car.
It occurred to me that owning a car was a bit of an extravagance, not to mention a huge expense, especially when I work less than two miles away from where I live. The town centre is a ten minute walk away in one direction, and there’s a good supermarket a ten minute walk away in the other. I simply don’t need one. Of course the weather is yet to turn yet, and I may well regret this decision when winter arrives, but as it stands at the moment I can’t believe that I didn’t do this years ago.