The Wrong Shake-Up!

TranquilpenStarred Page By Tranquilpen, 17th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A couple of weeks ago my buddy Tim had a weird experience.He had decided to replace his car’s exhaust muffler, and to attempt doing it himself, instead of paying the garage to do it...

The New D.I.Y. Project

It was Saturday morning, nice and early, around six thirty am. Tim told his wife that he would do the muffler replacement job nice and early so as not to attract too much attention, he could do without the usual guffaws from his neighbor Pete, every time he attempted a new D.I.Y. project. Somehow it usually went all wrong. This time however, he had planned it all out and it was virtually fail safe.

He had carried out the new muffler and tools as well as a canvas ground sheet to spread out on a spot in his driveway. He then pushed the car out of the garage and positioned it directly over the ground sheet. Tim’s young wife Julia had started doing the breakfast a bit earlier, with Tim up, it was pointless staying in bed and she would gain a head start with the house chores.

Tim slid underneath the car and found everything just where the D.I.Y. manual had said it would be. He busied himself with removing the nuts and U bolts from around the exhaust pipe and had gone about halfway, when the final bolt just wouldn’t budge. No matter how hard he tried, there was just no way he was getting this stubborn bolt off. A few times he had even scraped the skin off his knuckles as the wrench slipped off the nut.

Joe The Fireman arrives

Just then his fireman pal, Joe had gotten off from the night shift and was walking towards his home across the street, when he noticed Tim doing something under his car. Joe was the official handyman around there and decided to get dressed in a pair of boxer shorts and a sleeveless vest before heading over there. He was tired from the busy shift, but his curiosity of Tim working on anything more lethal than a tax return, had just gotten the better of him and this new D.I.Y. job had to be seen up close.

He squatted down next to where Tim’s familiar pale legs were sticking out from under his car, and as he greeted Tim, he immediately saw what Tim was trying to do: “Listen buddy, you're never going to get that nut off of there without some penetrating oil.” He said. “The second shelf on the left side, there is a yellow plastic bottle with a spout on, can you grab that and bring it to me please?” he asked. Much as Tim wanted so dearly to do this job himself, he did secretly cheer when Joe pitched up. Joe was the numero uno repair guy of the street and even knew his way around the insides of most of their garages.

The Shake-Up

It was at that precise moment when he walked into his garage, that Julia decided to check up on his progress. Seeing his legs protruding from there underneath the car, she felt a sudden urge to be a bit boisterous and made a grab for you know what, while adding that there was lots more to be had in the kitchen. Imagine her shock when she saw Tim standing at the sink clutching two steaming mugs of coffee and a yellow plastic bottle.

“Why the hell didn’t you tell me, that wasn’t you?” Tim had no idea off course what she was talking about and was standing there shocked and stammering when Joe suddenly stood in the door with a cut above his right eyebrow, looking for a band-aid and an even bigger expression of shock on his face as he and Julia made eye contact.

The moral of the story is: “Peep before you grab.” as you just never know who could get, gotten.”

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author avatar Tranquilpen
As Andre' Hartslief, I strongly believe, that In life, there are no justified resentments.”We the old legends will become relics and fade away, while new giants emerge in our world of sobering truths.

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Love it, love it, love it! Andre this made me laugh so much! What a great story and a great Star page too my friend..You have left me chuckling here..

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Happy to oblige dear Bev. Thank you for those super hits of yours. I'm totally in awe!

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author avatar Denise O
18th Jan 2012 (#)

roflmao! Funny! My hubby turned wrenches for 20+ years. He will still work on family and friends cars. Oh my gosh, I better peep the next time. Love it! Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Yes you had better make sure next time around. These comments below are even funnier. Thank you for reading Denise.

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author avatar ittech
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Sounds great.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Glad you liked it ITech.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
18th Jan 2012 (#)

hahaha...and it's got our former President's pic.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Glad you liked it.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
18th Jan 2012 (#)

the second image is our former President

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Glad you liked it.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
18th Jan 2012 (#)

So many minds
so many people
So many remarks
It's too tough to get a room
in the sofas!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Glad you liked it

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author avatar Buzz
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Ahahahahaha! Hilarious, my friend! Not only was the mistaken identity funny, it got funnier still with the inclusion of our clown of a deposed Philippine president..lol

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you for reading Buzz. glad you enjoyed it.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Very funny story, thank you, Andre. You told it well. I seem to manage to flatten my jokes.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

I don't know about your jokes being flat. I rather enjoy them. Thank you for reading.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Now that was one very funny story. Definitely star quality. :-))

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you for reading Jerry. Glad you liked it.

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Hahaha Andre now that is what I call a howler.....I just told my wife and son about it and they were creased up too... LOL :-) well done for the star page my friend

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Hello Richard glad you and your family had a good laugh.

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author avatar ppruel
18th Jan 2012 (#)

hehehe. You made it dude. how lucky was the other...my mind is in Guiuan thinking about the earthquake but after reading this article I felt better, laughed and temporarily forgot what had happened in my hometown. Great!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Glad you liked it Paul. Thank you for reading. Glad you all made it

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
18th Jan 2012 (#)

ROFL :)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

You are very welcome 1 Faithmorgan.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
18th Jan 2012 (#)

aaaaargh! My heart was in my mouth. Great star page, my friend. Well-deserved.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Hello Sheila, gflad you had a good laugh, sure beats worrying about the economy:-))

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author avatar Retired
19th Jan 2012 (#)

Have to say look before you leap as you never know who is who in this world either.

I got deceived by my own best friend who sold my poetry for a girlfriend and then when I continued writing my works deleted my Triond account just to take my works and let her annex it to her account.
While in reality, a woman always know who her husband is and will never ever make a mistake of grabbing things unless they know they are alone.
None the less good moral.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Jan 2012 (#)

Hahaha. Now you have me laughing at you remarks, off course you are right, but it was early and she thought they were alone. We will never know the real story?? Thank you for reading:-))

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author avatar Retired
19th Jan 2012 (#)

And husband the same way....

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author avatar ittech
19th Jan 2012 (#)

beautiful – wonderful – superlative.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Jan 2012 (#)

Hello ITech I'm so glad you enjoyed it my friend.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
19th Jan 2012 (#)

A star for sure, great fun read...Thanks Tranquilpen:0)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Delicia for reading glad you liked it.

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author avatar Retired
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

LOL!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

Hello dear Rama, your comment sure says it all. Thank you for reading my friend.

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