More difficult than it should have been

I replaced a headlamp bulb in Jen's car yesterday. It took me over an hour, involving as it did the removal of five screws, some cowling, the car's radiator grill, and the entire headlamp.

And, yes, before you ask, I did indeed check the car's manual, and that is how you are supposed to do it.

Call me old-fashioned, but didn't it used to be a lot simpler in the old days?

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Don't blame the car, it's an age thing. Remember the saying 'the older I get, the better I was!
    NHS many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
    Just one, but the bulb must really want to change!

  2. My first ever car was a particularly flakey Marina. It used to take me all afternoon to change a head light. The only good thing about the whole car was that nobody ever tried to pinch the radio as it was built into the dash board - just a pity it didn't work.

  3. My first ever car was a Reliant Robin. Thanks to that piece of shite, I am unable to park correctly.[with a Reliant you have to swing the front end over the pavement....get the picture?]
    Have you ever tried changing the front wheel on one of those? It ain't easy!

  4. Gosh! I found this in the random section.

    My son travelled the leghth of the country to buy a Reliant Ant (why?). A particularly ugly piece of kit from the 1970s...check it out on google images. He asked if he could keep it on our drive, as his parking space at his place was full. When I declined his kind offer to lower the value of my property, he asked what he should do with it (no! not that, although it did cross my mind). I suggested he bought a gallon of petrol & a box of matches & take it for a drive in the New Forest.

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