Driving around one day I heard a warbling.
It was annoying.
It sounded like it was coming from my dashboard.
I was really afraid my car needed a repair.
I hate the repair shop.
It’s full of flies.
At a stoplight I decided to investigate.
I opened my glove box and found a rain cloud.
The warbling was miniature thunder.
I couldn’t stop looking at it.
People were honking at me,
But I felt safe.
My Mini was in the shop for the day.
I needed a few specialty items.
John gave me a ride to the mall.
He swept the front seat clean with his sleeve.
Hamburger wrappers, empty cups with straws
pointing out of the top, papers, candy wrappers,
cans of all types, fell to the floor and he motioned me in.
The back seat was filled with magazines,
boards, and one plant.
When he started up a cloud of blue smoke came out the back.
Why don’t you get your Mini fixed, he said.
“Good idea,” I said.
Helmut Cooper Special.
Racing beige w/beige top.
Twin Cam multivalve vock.
Supreme Suspension add-ons.
Gooflink fiber-to-the-car (FTTC) Internet.
Withit gas filter power boost.
More-air-to-the-passenger airbags. (just in case).
Leather steering concussion.
Wide strap lengths.
0-60 in 3.257 seconds.
Paul & Ruth decided they needed something in common.
They took their Mini-Coopers to the track.
Paul edged out Ruth on the back leg and
crossed the finish line first.
After he stopped Ruth nailed him.
Now they have two Mini-Coopers
at the collision shop.
I saw the Beer truck on TV.
It was pushing Mini-Coopers out of the way.
Right by the fountain.
Right in the middle of town.
Like a plow.
Now I know.
There was a big traffic jam today in downtown Linkyshire.
We were all crowded around the fountain.
I don’t know where everyone came from.
There were some out of state plates.
I don’t blame them for wanting to come to the Mini-Cooper capital of the world.
Someone stuck their tongue out at me.
I didn’t like that.
I wasn’t trying to cut anyone off much.
There just wasn’t room.
We all sat there for about half an hour.
Many people live in Linkyshire.
But not too many.
Everyone drives a Mini-Cooper.
You pronounce that “Meeni-Couper”.
It is a law by consensus.
Most people here think Linkyshire is better than Evantonian.
Evantonian is a nearby town. I think Evantonian sucks.
I’m glad I’m not from there.
It has high buildings that get in your way.
Mostly I like driving my Mini-Cooper in Linkyshire.
I wave to the people as I go by.