When his main engine failed, engine 2 kicked in. True, engine 2 was a back-up, and the car would only travel now at a top speed of 40 mph, but it was better than nothing. He couldn't afford the $3,000 to fix the main engine, but at least he still had some transportation. It wouldn't be fast enough for commuting to work, but it would be fine for driving around town for groceries and such. Then again, maybe if he got up at 2 am, he could drive the back roads, or even the freeways to work. After all, no one would be on the highways at that hour anyway.
"Oh holy hell!" he shouted to himself. Goddamn engine 2! He'd taken his own advice and driven to work at super slow speed, but now he found himself stuck in traffic on the way home in the afternoon. What had he been thinking? "Wait a minute, calm down" he told himself. The rush hour traffic was so bad all the cars around him were moving at no more than 20 to 30 mph and his new top speed was faster than that!