As I write, my car is on an operating table, after blowing its head gasket. Last rites have been administered. For the non car fundis* among you, a blown head gasket is like a thunderous blue-in-the-face-dead-before-you-hit-the-ground-heart-attack that blows out surrounding windows and sets off nearby car alarms. A tiny homunculus suicide bomber hiding in the engine, wearing an "Allah Will See You Now" t-shirt.
It's going cost R18 000 (US$2 800)- money I could have more wisely spent on:
*fundi (Zulu) : a person skilled in repairing or maintaining machinery; mechanic.