Today I have made history (for me anyway). I changed a light bulb.
Q: How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One. But it took 18 months.
That's right. 18 months. 18 months ago one of my brake lights stopped working. There were multiple people to mention it. There was the German guy yelling over the balcony once, but he didn't know the word for it. He kept calling it a stop light, and I didn't quite get it. But he told me it was the RIGHT side. I had no idea how to change a brake light bulb. And so I didn't. And I never got pulled over either. But it's been hanging in the back of my mind for so long, and I never made the time to figure it out. Once last year, while I was getting the oil changed I asked a mechanic how to do change the bulb. He helped me figure out which bulb it was and showed me how to get to the bulb area. Again, on the right side. There are three tiny bulbs back there.
Last October on the way home from work, I pulled into Autozone with the intention of fixing it. But there weren't any bulbs in the store that said "brake light" so then I felt stupid and left.
Last December, I started thinking I should probably try again to get it fixed. I asked DH to watch while I put on the brakes, and he told me that it was the LEFT brake light not working! Maybe I was hallucinating when the German guy and the mechanic told me it was the right side. I'm pretty sure I saw the mechanic working on the right side also.
Anyway. Today, I checked (with the help of my neighbor) which side was not working, and confirmed which bulb it was. However, it has been a year since the mechanic told me how to access the bulb area, which means I have forgotten everything. So it took me a while to figure out how to get to the bulb area. But then I went to the store and got another bulb with the right part number on it, and put it in. Now I am pro. Go ahead and laugh.
And that's the end of the story.