The Mechanic

Jokey clipart image of a car, in a garage, with open bonnet, being repaired

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 15 February 2021, invoice.

Took my car in for servive, a battle,
The mechanic was so full of prattle,
When his invoice arrived.
It appeared contrived,
‘Specially when my poor engine still rattled.

I wanted to apologise to any blind readers out there. For so long, I have just posted images without any description of what the image actually shows. Heaven knows, my own eyesight is bad enough that I should have been sensitive to this. I have this morning added descriptions (they’re called Alt tags, for “an alternative to the image”) to many of the images in my Media Library, including the two I have used today, and will try my best to remember to do this in future.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

5 thoughts on “The Mechanic”

  1. Always like to situate a piece around a garage, service station or such. For this old coot anyway, full of so many possibilities, especially as you show here the silly but truthful and frustrating. Nice read, Sir.

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    1. No, you don’t, because you see the image proper. But certain readers (like for the blind) will pick out the alt tag instead. I know it originated right at the very start of the web – some original browsers could not display pictures so the alt tag was used to describe them instead.

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