Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

  • Mood:

How to wash a car

1. First take one car that has travelled up and down a main A road for many weeks and is now coated with a thick layer of black gunk. Make sure the car is thoroughly black. You may need to clean the number plates at least once during this stage in order to remain legal.

2. Leave car to soak overnight in a torrential rainstorm.

3. Go shopping in car for Christmas presents and the first batch of the Christmas food. Get thoroughly damp in the process.

4. While unloading the purchases, notice that the thick grime is nicely loosened and ready to transfer itself eagerly to hands and clothing.

5. Dump purchases in the front hall and run a large bowl of warm water. Make the water frothy with wash-n-wax car shampoo.

6. Grab a soft, plastic-bristled scrubbing brush and attack car with soapy water.

7. When the entire car has been scrubbed (apart from the roof, 'cos I forgot that bit and anyway it was more or less clean), throw a couple of bowls of clean water over it to rinse.

8. Leave the rain to finish the rinsing.

Next day you will find a car of dazzling cleanliness (at least compared to how it was before) and though it's by no means perfect, it is now presentable enough to take anywhere and can now be touched or leant on without getting covered in black gunk.

  • Diving into the waves

    30/52 for the group 2021 Weekly Alphabet Challenge This week's theme was: D is for Diver I went to the seaside yesterday and saw people swimming…

  • A walk in the woods

    I want to film a video at a nearby seaside place, but the tide wasn't cooperating so instead G took me on a walk through a wood I hadn't visited…

  • Brexit is beginning to bite

    I feel tired. Yesterday morning G and I went for a walk. (I'll do a separate post about that.) Then in the afternoon, I decided to post the photos of…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded