I’m sure I have your attention with the thread title. But it’s true…
Here’s the story. My wife’s 50cc scooter is so old and beat up that I don’t think anyone should be going near it. But she refuses to part with it. It starts and it goes but the suspension and the brakes are in very bad shape. I think it’s about 14 years old and it was not cared for very well. Everything is either loose, scratched up, broken or covered in oil leaks. It’s a disgusting machine.
I offered to scrap it and buy a new one but she doesn’t want to part with it. She insists that if I buy a new scooter, she will not use it until her scooter dies… There is no discussing this with her. A premature death of the machine seems to be the only solution.
It is the first and only scooter she has ever owned and I think there’s a sentimental attachment to that piece of junk. I don’t want her to ride it anymore. I think it’s a disaster waiting to happen. It’s dangerous.
This is not the most honest way to go about this but I tried everything else I can think of. It would be a white lie, no? I just want her to ride something safer, and I’ll be buying her a new one. So how can I kill it so that the local mechanic will call the time of death on this machine? I need it to die and never start again without leaving evidence of sabotage.