My teenage daughter and I got into a conversation about her driving soon. She is 18 and I have to take her to get her learner’s permit soon.
I began mentioning safety rules and things like that. It was raining outside, which made me want to talk to her about rules for driving on slippery roads.
Somehow this conversation went into funny stories about what NOT to do with the car.
I told her that my mother once could not find the ice scraper. She was late for work so she decided to improvise.
She went into the kitchen…yes the kitchen… What do you think her tool of choice was?
No. you didn’t guess it. A butter knife! Yes, she scraped the windshield of my step father’s black cadillac with red interior with a butter knife.
Needless to say, he was not too happy with all the scratches all over the windshield.
But then….my daughter said she could top my story!
She said that a few winters ago, her grandmother (my ex husband’s mother) did something worse than the butter knife to the windshield.
I thought..what could be worse?
My daughter said “It was MUCH worse !”
Well, I was in suspense.
So, the story starts the same way that my story did.
The windshield was full of ice. She could not find the ice scraper.
She went into the kitchen….yes the kitchen..
Nope, not a butter knife.
She got out a pot and boiled some water. Yes….here it comes..
She poured boiling water all over the frozen windshield !
Yes, it cracked. It cracked all over the place. It made a terrible noise, which is what she noticed first and then a little crack that just kept going. Then more cracks.
Needless to say, Grandpa was not happy when he came home.
So, both of my daughter’s grandmothers wrecked their windshields when they could not find the ice scraper, and decided to seek tools from the kitchen. .my mother and my ex husband;s mother.
So, the moral to the story is one of the following.
1. When you think you have the best story about your relatives….someone can top you !
2. If you can’t find the ice scraper….Stay Out of the Kitchen !