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2011在路上:南美智利-胎没气了

话说这时行李卸了人都散了,我又出去费了九牛二虎之力才把小车从烂草丛中开出来掉了个向,你可以想象在茅草过膝的荒芜地里不知深浅开车的感觉吗,就是那样。

不过总算开出来了,我舒了口气,进屋洗澡。小乖都洗完啦,一屁股坐在软软的垫子上看小说呢。

歇了一阵,我和虫儿说要不要去镇里再看看?我惦记着之前游记里提到的当地鱼市场呐。这会儿要是找得到的话,晚餐就圆满了。

出门一看,傻眼了,车胎完全没气了。看了一圈,还好,只是一个轮胎。。。肯定是之前在草丛中扎到什么了。山坡顶上,怎么办?

还好,换轮胎这活儿,偶是练过的。。。从之前在shopping mall第一次被扎轮胎的无助,到后来停车场换轮胎的熟练,再到后来和朋友出游高速爆胎让警察叔叔闪着灯挡住路路肩上换轮胎的镇定,甚至此行临走前还做好事帮一对开了十多年车愣没换过轮胎的老中夫妇解决了难题。这会儿,人生更圆满了,轮胎换到智利这荒郊野外了。

把车慢慢地从坡顶滑下来,找了一块稍稍平的地方,拉好手闸,用木头把轮子顶好,打开后备箱,还好,所有的工具都在,备用胎也还是有气的。谢谢了。

三下五除二,一注香、一盏茶、半个时辰,备胎换好。洗洗手,得,鱼市场不用找了,先去找补胎的地方吧。

此后的任务是这样过关升级的。。。。

虫儿小乖去访客中心询问,我自己开车在闹市区兜寻。正是下班时间,那叫一个热闹喧嚣。我的固定动作是每到一地,蹭地窜下车,打开后盖,抱出瘪气轮胎,然后愁眉苦脸的指指,摊开双手,“flat tire, 修修的有?” 第一站停的是个加油站,附带一个看上去像修车的门脸,结果人家可能只是换油的,不换胎。但是和加油站的小伙在地图上数了一阵西班牙数字,去找下一站。第二站找到了,原来是个卖轮胎的地方,也不管修,门口的招牌轮胎,换算过来,美刀三四十的样子,看上去价格也不贵。同样也给指点了个修胎的地方,再找找。。。 第三站没找到,只好在闹市街口停车堵了个中年男子,他饶有兴趣地看了看我下车招牌把式和漆黑的双手,满意地点点头,然后给我指了个方向,两个街口。。。我一看,单向线,怎么开呢?人家做了个团成一团的手势,你滚着去,对,滚着轮胎去。。。

烈日炎炎下,滚着没气的轮胎去?唉,当地人开车的还是少数啊。谢过了记下街名,我去访客中心接虫儿她们。

虫儿她们也胜利地完成了任务,拿到了修轮胎的地址。我们一路开过去,在小镇的一角,还真的找到了这家修轮胎的。这会儿快七点了,难得还开着。感恩,感恩。

修胎的大叔是我见到最可爱的智利人了。在简单地工具帮住下,很快就在肥皂泡水里找到了漏洞,然后卸胎,粘胶皮,机器夹着晾干,二十分钟,上胎,重新换到车上,成了,那叫一个麻利。。。我忐忑地问,多少钱呢?

“两千。”

“两千?没听错吧?” 大叔诚恳地点了点头。智利币两千,折合美金四刀。尤其是对一个耳聋口哑大字不识的外乡人去补胎,公平地收两千,一瞬间,我对智利人的好感爆棚。

如果说智利这一路走来,风光旖旎,景色宜人。然而最让我欣赏的,还是智利人。

故事的结尾,后一天为了一张漂亮的风景照,一不小心又把轮胎给刮了,轻车熟路地换了轮胎再来一遍,只是这一回,刮在侧面,连补都补不成了,只好换了一个旧轮胎,收费$10.000。

只不过,轮胎换的次数多了,也留下了后遗症。旅行结束回来,看到德州四处宽敞的柏油路,虫儿流下了欣喜的热泪。我想,她是怕了智利家家门前的土路了。


偶心爱的遗失在Chiloe岛上的。。。轮胎。。。


最可爱的智利人

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