Thursday, October 13, 2005

A Public Service Announcement From King Erasmus

Just a word of advice to those of you who find yourself with a flat tire. Should you find yourself with a flat tire, review the following:

Are you on a level surface?

Is the level surface solid enough to support your jack?

If the answer to either of these is no, then don't change the tire. Wait for a tow truck or somebody who can help.

Today as I was getting off the highway, I saw somebody who had gotten a flat rear tire on the passenger side. They were changing it, but there were a couple of problems. The car had pulled over , but had actually pulled off the highway and into the grass. They were not only on the grass, but the passenger side was in a ditch. With the jack fully extended, the car looked level, not raised. This jack was situated on the ground in the ditch. The ground that had been soaked with rain for the last several days. The phrase "asking for death" comes to mind.