Bad Breakdown Timing

I can’t believe I’m having car troubles again! This always seems to happen to me, no matter how much effort I put into looking after my car. It’s frankly getting ridiculous at this point. Now I’m sitting here in my broken-down car, waiting for the mobile mechanic to come and help me out. It’s such terrible timing, too! I was on my way to go see the latest superhero movie, Wasp Man, and this was my only chance to see it before it leaves the cinema! I have literally never missed a cinematic release of a superhero movie. At first, I considered walking to the cinema, but it’s a whole twenty minutes away, so that’s not going to happen.

Being stranded in Hawthorn is a bit of a strange experience. I figured there would be at least one Hawthorn-based car mechanic who could help me out today, but they’re all booked up. How frustrating! I don’t know what it is about Hawthorn and people needing auto repair here, but it seems like there’s a real correlation. And I know correlation doesn’t necessarily equal causation and whatnot, but it seems like more than just a coincidence when I can see two people with car issues further along the street.

Anyway, I called around and found a mechanic from Malvern East who was willing to make the long journey across two whole suburbs to save my bacon. My bacon being the only chance I have to see Wasp Man before it hits streaming services in like six weeks. If we can get this issue sorted out within the next half an hour, I might make it to the cinema before the ads are over. It’s a shame because I really do enjoy cinema ads – even the ones that advertise local businesses. That’s something about streaming movies six weeks after their cinematic release that really hurts the experience. You don’t get to see any ads for other movies, and you don’t get to support the local economy either. There’s just something special about going to the cinemas, so hopefully this mechanic can get my car sorted quickly.

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