Ramesh has family all over. For a wedding, he headed to Montreal from Littleton. His two uncles flew to Montreal from Halifax with one way tickets -- they planned a scenic drive back.
They found a rental agency willing to give them a very good deal on an older but reliable Buick. It had new tires, a recent oil change, all cleaned up pretty. “The only thing is, “ the rental agent said, “it won’t go in reverse.”
“Don’t worry,” Uncle said. “We’re not coming back.”
Which reminds me of the story my friend Alden Farrar loves to tell:
“Tractor got stuck in reverse. Unplowed 17 acres.”