The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Auto Department that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
Pediddel – n. A car with only one working headlight.
Maybe pediddels aren’t so common as they used to be but we still see them around. That’s that car with one working headlight that might be coming on to you or behind you. It looks like it could be a motorcycle, but it ride far too quietly, and why would a biker ride so far to the one side of the road or to the middle? That’s no biker, that is a pediddel. Luck has been with the driver, it seems, since they are still driving around and have not been ticketed yet. Any car has the potential to be a pediddel. For some reason, those headlight never seem to go out, but when they do, driving down to the local C-store or grocery for a gallon of milk or a case of soda is going to be rough. If your car becomes a pediddel, you might feel a bit anxious driving at night. It’s not that the other drivers can’t see you, you just hope the traffic cops won’t see you. If your car does become a peddidel, just try to avoid night driving until the problem is fixed by hitting up an O’Rielly’s or even the Wal-Mart auto department. It will be so worth the trip. Read more... (234 words, 1 image, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Dimp (dimp) n. – A person who insults you in a cheap department store by asking, “Do you work here?”
Can there be anything more annoying than a dimp? Maybe being insulted by one, but hey, for some reason, you must look authoritative enough to know where things might be in this discount store you just might be shopping in. Still, you could answer their question with a cold stare, or you could send them to the auto department when they are looking for dog food. You most likely are never going to see this dimp again anyway, and if you do, they might insult you again for be treacherous. Then again, they might thank you, because in your attempt to foil them, it reminded them that they needed to pick up some motor oil. There are most likely ways to avoid dimps, like taking a shopping cart with you, which gives the impression that you are a shopping, and not merely a person who came in to pick up a gallon of milk on the way home from work. No items in your possession tends to make dimps think you might work there. If you are stopping on your way home from work, wear your workplace name badge, which will clearly state that you do NOT work at that store. You might work for some high-end government agency, or the auto parts store down the street, but no matter if you badge claims you as working for NASA, or O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, they will clearly see that you do not work at that store, which will make the rest of you shopping experience dimp-free.
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