Rusty Car

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Rusty Car

From a very young age, I have been fascinated with fixing those things that are broken. Such things as window glass, appliances, and cars, especially cars. Cars have always been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember. I have removed and installed automobile glass, painted cars, refurbished cars, and sold cars. You name it and I have fixed it. I can remember the very first day I ever laid eyes on a car as if it were yesterday. My brother came driving down the long, windy driveway of my family home in Binghamton, New York in what appeared to be a Cadillac Deville. I say what “appeared to be a Cadillac Deville” because the car was so rusty it was hard to tell exactly what it was. But as the car came closer and I saw the blue paint, the shiny hub caps, and rusty door jams a waive of excitement runs all over my body. The beautiful car stops right in front of me and my brother gets out of the car and shouts, “Hey Selim, you want to go for a ride?” I ran and jumped in the car before he even finished his sentence. As we are driving around our neighborhood, I find an old school textbook on the subject of auto body repair. It appears to be from the 1970’s from the way the students were dressed in the pictures inside it and the brown color the pages had turned. Skimming through the pages of the book, I find a chapter on removing rust from the exterior of a vehicle. I remember that I saw the rusted door jams on my brother’s new car and so I ask him ever so politely, “Please let me try and remove the rust from your car?” My brother turns to me and replies, “Are you kidding? You don’t know anything about repairing cars.” And he lets out a little giggle. I become so angry because my brother never takes me seriously. I know I can do it if he will just give me a shot.

When we arrive back at the house and my brother goes inside, I…...

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