For many years, the only vehicles I have owned have been Transit Vans. I have used them to make a living, and at times have lived and travelled in them. Around sixteen years back I arrived in this city in a transit van, living in it until I could find somewhere more comfortable to live. Accordingly, over the years I have developed something of a fondness for the Transit Van.
When my recycling/tat yard closed a few years ago, and with having firm family commitments here, I no longer needed a van. I decided to run the old van into the ground. However, the old girl refuses to die. Each year when it goes in for the compulsory MOT test I expect it to fail, each year it passes.
Now apart from checking the oil & water and changing tyres occasionally, I do nothing to the van.
I tell a lie, twice a year, once at Christmas and once before the MOT the van gets a wash.
After queuing patiently for her turn, the old girl goes in to see the mechanics and comes out with the certificate.