I have a car, I am known since then,
A super sports Coupe-Trabant
second-hand, secretly worried
for just under 9,000, borrowed from the grandfather.
I too once lived in happy days,
Then my old lady said, "We need a carriage!"
Not only with us is it customary:
"What the neighbor has, we need that too".
I said, "Elfriede, you need money!"
"Anyway, everything else will be canceled."
And so, God forbid,
two years of hunger,
daily gossamer Marina on the bread -
I almost forgot how beer tastes.
The children were allowed to eat school meals.
So you live healthy, so you live right,
we get a car - that's important!
Then Elfriede had found the solution:
"Otto, you're working overtime!"
I got bonus, I got reward -
Elfriede was already standing at the factory gate.
My favorite hobby had to wait
my undergrowth vegetable garden.
I can not even buy fertilizer.
Elfriede said: "That costs a lot!"
(The toilet comes in'n garden, we fertilize nature)
In the morning we were shown full of delight
in the garden to press the bet.
Vegetables and fruits thrived properly
we get a car - that's important!
Then the cart entered my life -
I would never have had the day!
I come from work and look very surprised
there is the Trabi of the type Five Hundred.
Elfriede had proven herself
and already clarified the formalities:
9000 from Grandpa - I can still see him grinning:
"I like to borrow, at nineteen percent interest!"
The neighbor was happy to sell - later I understood it, it was high time. I did not like it right now. But we had a car and that was important! From now on, there was nothing left for me to laugh about: to do the first driving license. I had to do three exams, the examiner could not stand me. I kept learning, quite doggedly,
My conscience is burdening me today:
"Three cars, a wild pig;
I drove over an old woman,
a long-distance runner saw me too late,
He has a wheelchair today, a nice device.
Then New Year's Eve, it was great:
Traffic control and I was full.
Instead of blowing, my goodness,
Suddenly the herring salad was in the bag.
The driving license for it null and void
But we had a car, only that was important!
Elfriede raged like a dragon
"I'll get the license!"
Well, she did it right away, she was clever, she did a good job with the driving instructor. I sat next to it and she drove the car, my hair turned gray in a few days. So I want now in moving pictures also describe a Sunday excursion. Sunday morning, was otherwise so nice I was allowed to go to bed with Elfriede, On the day she spoke briefly and concisely: "Otto, wash the car off!" And then with a serious expression: "We are all going out in the green!" From this black day I report: But we have a car, that's important! The cart was clean as a ruby, the children were already in it, Elfriede could not wait any longer: Key in and wanted to start. I still see her stupid face today: We wanted to drive - not the Trabi. I pushed him over, I pushed him over, uphill it was particularly difficult there Elfriede has unabashed the whole lever dismantled. She switched to the spot Tire, horn, crankshaft, since then I've been sitting uncomfortably She had forgotten the shock absorbers. That's how it was soon The engine said no sound. Elfriede started raving again:
"Otto, it will be pushed again!"
I dripping with sweat, she shouted "Juhoooo! Otto, I've got it: The fuel tap was closed! " Now the Trabi ran right we have a car, that's important! Then came the next destiny step We took grandma and grandpa with us. They greet us with much shouting, Granddad's dachshund was also there Elfriede's driving made Grandpa fun: instead of braking she gave gas. At every pothole the chese jumped and Grandpa lost his denture. Grandma, who is just delighted, was knitting a stocking, jumped at every stoppage, and I got the needle in my ear. Even with the dachshund it was a horror: He spit out his breakfast again. It went by on a farm: There was a cock and looked stupid even before I restrained Elfriede, she had ironed it. I took the animal in horror and said to the farmer: "I will replace him!" He had not overcome the pain yet looked at me from top to bottom: "No," he said, "with such rivets my chickens are not satisfied! " "Yes," said Elfriede, "just take it, he'll manage that, and I'll get rid of him! " It went on furiously and wildly, there was a sign in front of a school:
"Drive slowly and with overview, do not cross the children! "
Below was school chalk promptly: "Wait until the teacher comes!" Then it went downhill, I looked surprised: the tachometer needle stood at a hundred, She thought well, the man who thinks and the good God who guides. At one hundred and thirty, hard to believe She then let him run.
The good Lord is otherwise capable,
but he does not know this area properly.
At hundred and forty, I can see it in front of me, the left rear wheel was a bit faster than us, striped three trees, and the fourth frontal, we rolled over four, five times.
That crashed, clattered and rattled really,
what about the car? Only that is important !
I woke up with a whimper.
The ruins still smoked all around
Luckily Elfriede succeeded,
she had jumped with the children.
Worried she stepped closer. "Otto, Hey,
What's wrong with you, does anything hurt you? "
"No," I said with tattered things, "just the head, laughing."
Swaying, I started looking for Grandpa, there was a loud cursing from the rubble, he sat on the spare wheel, crouched, "Otto, I've swallowed my teeth!" I looked forward, I looked back, the grandma could not be found her tube was found in the dirt, Calling therefore had no purpose. We searched for about three, four hours, by chance she was found: when Grandpa saw to heaven, and suddenly she exclaimed, "There she is!" Ten meters higher, she was almost sitting in a tree on a branch. What happens in the meantime ', she had not got it yet. There she sat like a proud rider along with the stocking and knitted on. Since we have hurried right away and she very gently roped off. Luckily, not much had happened only the dachshund, which we do not see again.
A bad day was over for us, I was in hospital until today, Elfriede came to visit me, she brought fruit and also a lot of cake, what came next, that went too far, she had some news: we once had to pass the time, participated in the competition. Today, the profits were announced we had won: a Trabant. As soon as I heard that, I jumped up and hurried away, in perpetual running, somewhere I settled down. I can eat and drink again now. We have a car, that's right, only who is the driver, but that's important ...