Dream big, they say.
Never give up, they tell us.
Winners do whatever it takes, they assure you.
But sometimes, just sometimes, common sense dictates that you have to give up because…
IT AIN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.
Unless there’s an extra $5,000.00 floating around in your life.
Or you’re emotionally unbalanced and prefer to live with something broken instead of fixed, I guess.
But for Zen-Den, a man with a dream, cursed with common sense, grounded in reality, it’s over.
Yes, Zen-Den’s dream of watching his vehicle’s odometer turn over 300,000 miles is not to be.
You see, after 16 years and 254,000 miles, Bullwinkle, Zen-Den’s trusted
steed Lexus SUV, is on the critical list…
MOVING, BUT ON BORROWED TIME.
Not expected to make it through the winter due to exhaust system problems.
Living out his final days, hobbling to and from work, as Zen-Den is forced to start looking for his replacement.
Still a beloved part of the family, but not for long.