Sunday, January 14, 2007
Carl’s Point originates at KCUP-1230 AM radio in Newport, Oregon on Tuesday, 7:26 a.m., repeating Thursday 6:26 a.m. Engineer: Shannon O’Neil
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Announcer: Gather ‘round everybody. It’s time once again for:
Chorus: Carl’s Car Tips!
Announcer: And here with today’s lesson in auto maintenance is your friendly neighborhood grocer, Carl Estrada!
APPLAUSE AND CHEERS
Carl: Hello, everybody. Today I want to talk about changing the oil. It all started last month when my wife, Viola, told me the oil gauge was low in our car. Here’s what she said:
Viola: Carl, you’d better change the oil.
Carl: So, I took the car out into the driveway, got a brush, a bucket, and a hose, and I gave that car a good wash. “Mission Accomplished!” I told my wife, and all was well.
The next day, Viola came home and said:
Viola: Carl, the oil guage is still low, and I smell a funny smell in the engine. I think you’d better check the oil.
Carl: So I took my car into the driveway, and I inflated the tires. “Major operations have ended,” I told my wife, and that night I slept like a baby.
The next day, I heard the brakes screech, the car door slam, and Viola came running into the house screaming:
Viola: Carl! Come quick! The car is on fire!
Carl: I went racing out to the driveway, and sure enough, the entire car was in flames! Not only that, but the fire was leaping from my car and threatening to burn my house down!
So I called the fire department, but all I got was a recorded message saying:
Robotic Message: We are sorry. Due to overly heavy demand on personnel, we are unable to attend to your problem. (Click. Dial tone.)
Carl: Fortunately, I was able to put the fire out myself. But not before my car was burnt to a crisp. I was removing what was left of the charred steering wheel when Viola said:
Viola: You see, Carl? I told you! The problem all along was oil!
Carl: And she was right. Tonight, I’m going to go home, open the hood of my burned up car, and change the oil! And then I’m sure it will run just fine.
I’m Carl Estrada and that’s my Car Tip.