Ever notice how sometimes "car people" and "noncar people" have trouble communicating? My cousin was explaining to me that her car won't go in reverse, so she had to take it in. Her husband made a comment about the gear shift not working. She then said that it worked fine....she was able to move it from Park to Reverse without any trouble, it just wouldn't go. He then went on to speak in carese to explain to us what he meant by that. He used big vocabulary words that have to do with car parts. Inside car parts, not visible car parts like tire and antennae. Since neither her nor I are "car people", we were a little lost...
Then I said to her "I think he is saying that the shift lever is connected inside to a doohicky that then makes switches some thingamigig in the engine or something that tells it to go in reverse. I think something isn't connected between the doohicky and the thingamigig. Am I close Jack?"
Jack says "Something like that...."
And my cousin says "Okay, that makes sense to me..."
I say "Me too..."
Jack shakes his head sadly....
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