I stopped in the auto parts store last night after work. I needed some windshield washer fluid for the Chariot. While there I remembered the poor feed dog lifter roller that has been sorely neglected as I recovered from some sort of nasty Rhinovirus. (I concluded that it was not FLU, but I was pretty wiped out. Unlike Peter, I will not post photos of me from my sick bed. He is much better looking, even when down with the flu. http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2013/01/sewing-machine-discipline-youre-taupe.html. )
"May I help you Ma'am?"
"Oh Yes, " as I stepped up to the counter thinking, ok I could be his mother he can call me Ma'am. "I need some Automatic Transmission Fluid."
""For What Vehicle?" and I did detect a very bored smirk.
"A sewing machine."
"What?" (There ya little smarty pants, I showed you.)
"Yes, and get me some acetone to go with it. I am making a home made penetrant to use on all those 70 year old nuts and bolts and screws. Reportedly this is the best. Better that LW and Kroil. You mix it 50/50."
"What do you do?"
"I restore old sewing machines."
"Wow, we've never heard of that. We are going to try it out right now."
And I paid for my purchases and left. Happy that I could teach those young whipper snappers something.