GORDON LIGHTFOOT | Local
DON’T WANT TO GET CAUGHT OUT
55 year old Graham Dolden will never stop doling out the fatherly advice, no matter how unwelcome it is.
No one knows this better than daughter Megan, who has just been flattened by Dolden’s latest query about when she last checked the oil in her car.
The 24 year old explained that this was not the first time she had heard this exact question, and confirmed that it would not be the last either. “Dad comes and visits every couple of months, and it’s always the same,” she began.
“It starts with all the usual catch up stuff that you’d expect, like how work’s going, what my brother’s up to etc. Then the conversation inevitably shifts to auto maintenance.
“If it’s not ‘when did you last check your oil?’, it’ll be ‘what are you filling up with? Premium 95 or 98 costs a bit more, but it’s worth it for your engine in the long run’”, she recited in her best Graham voice.
Graham meanwhile was unfazed by the situation. “Do I ask about the oil every time do I? Hadn’t even noticed. It’s just such a natural question that needed to be asked. There’s no debate,” he said nonchalantly.
“Well would it be better if I said nothing and let Megan get caught out with a broken down car on the motorway? You simply can’t underestimate the importance of proper car maintenance.”
Mr Dolden then abruptly cut the interview short and went out to Amy’s car and started kicking her tyres.
More to come.