134. Fix the Car
She got into her car. She hoped it
start. Twice in the past month, the car
not started when she turned the key. It
started the second time she turned the key,
that made her nervous. Sooner or later, she
have to turn the key three times, then
times. She had called her mechanic. He said
bring the car in when she had time.
was that, she wondered. She worked two jobs.
was a clerk at a clothing store. She
five days a week folding clothes or hanging
up on hangers. People who tried on clothes
left them on the floor in the dressing
. They rarely folded them or hung them back
on the hangers. The store was only 15
from her apartment, and parking was free. Also,
worked four nights a week at a restaurant.
was a waitress. She made good money from
tips. Usually, the customers were friendly and interesting.
liked her waitress job, but it was a
-minute drive from her apartment. The restaurant closed at
p.m. She did not want to be stuck
the parking lot late at night if her
didn’t start. Her mechanic wasn’t open on weekends.
decided to ask her boss to give her
day off from the clothing store. Then she
still drive to the restaurant that night after
car was fixed. She would miss only one