A non wargaming post.
The car started making a squealing noise when I was parking it and/or backing out. And the brakes were squeaking too. It's funny sometimes how the less you drive a car the more problems you get. Up and down the M6 daily for months and nary a problem, a few months of pottering about and I start getting issues.
So I took it round to the local garage in the village to have it looked at. Turns out the alternator was jammed and the squealing was the belt running less than smoothly.
So I approved the repair then walked down to pick up the car at 5pm. All fixed. Except. ..
Whilst doing the work they noticed that one of the rear shock absorbers was leaking. And one of the front tyres was worn flat on the inside.
Six months old that tyre is. They don't do tyres and it's too late to have the shock done today.
So next day down to the tyre supplier to discuss why a tyre with only 10,000 miles on it has worn so badly.
Oh It's your tracking mate, innit? And you need that shock doing and your springs. .....
So that's how I'm spending my morning.