Back in my poor college days, I had a philosophy regarding minor car annoyances. Well, "philosophy" makes it sound considered and deliberate. Perhaps I should call it a "profound laziness." I would ignore minor inconveniences, because they would
- go away on their own,
- be something I could live with, or
- get too large to ignore.
Last Thursday, my check engine light came on. This is a new thing. The Honda Maintenance Minder indicator is something I have seen, but this light has not lit up since I bought the car in 2007. I didn't have a lot of opportunity to schedule something before the weekend, so I figured I'd take the car to the shop after work on Monday or Tuesday.
Then, on Sunday afternoon, as I was heading out to the grocery, I noticed that the light was no longer on. I win!