Monday, December 06, 2004
PlacementMy father was a remarkable man in many ways, many of which I'll never fully know because I lacked the nerve to talk to him while he was alive.
They were simple things that one ignores at the time, one of which was "positioning" in the case of a car: in parking, in turning, in reversing, and so forth.
The Chevron pump on Bainbridge has a post that, if I align it with the driver's door, it's perfect placed for the Economy pump I go for. This afternoon as I filled up, Anna queried how I was always spot-on. So I told her.
- Parking: the nose of the Volvo lines with the hose pump
- Parallel parking: turn when the scratch on the trunk aligns with the left end of the other car
- Parking on the ferry: the front of the Volvo dips 'neath the licence plate of the car ahead
- The Wharfedale speakers: move the seat back til I can just not read the label
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