Your Car Was Built in a Minor Key

Every day on the way to school, Arianna and I pass an automotive repair place with a bright, animated LED sign in the window. The message says what kinds of repairs the place can do, what hours they are open and so on. This morning, Arianna had one of her frequent epiphanies, and declared the following:

“You know, each time I see that sign say ‘We do major and minor repairs on any car’ I keep thinking of major and minor keys in music!”

So we had a good laugh when we imagined the owner of a less capable repair shop telling a prospective customer, “Sorry, we can’t work on your car. We only do major repairs. Your car was built in a minor key.”