Friday, April 1, 2016

The Rattle in the Cadillac (1953)

“This Funny Life.” True, vol. 32, no. 188, January 1953, p. 87.

A stranger in a new car, one of the largest and most expensive made in this country, drove into my garage in town, complaining of a very bad rattle in the left front door. I immediately set about removing the door’s upholstery to locate the evident noise. Meanwhile, the car’s owner stood by impatiently waiting for my findings. Inside the door frame I found a large bolt which had a cardboard tag tied to it. The following message was written on the tag: “Okay, Knucklehead, so you finally found it!”