Speaking of Dora

February 27, 2008


Thanks to the mommies and sundry preschool personnel, I am given to understand that Dora’s schtick is using a map with the assistance of her damn dirty ape. Maps have been on my mind lately, too.

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19 Responses to “Speaking of Dora”

  1. Brad Said on:

    We’ll have to start calling you Professor, for all the times you’ve been published.

    And George is clever to use your letter and map. It makes him sound folksy. (Actually, he probably really IS folksy, living in Nebraska and all. You know how those Nebraska people are.)


  2. Deanne Said on:

    I love it! I don’t know what the map looked like before, but I love the whole package--newsletter, map, letters from customers… it actually makes him sound TRUSTWORTHY, something I never expect from a mechanic.

    And that’s a funny thing, really, because my dad was a mechanic. I think I always felt like he was the only trustworthy one, and everyone else was a slimeball. (Isn’t that terrible?)


    • Lauren Said on:

      No, it’s not terrible. For years my truck has had: no interior lights, an engine that sporadically revs out of control and a heater that sometimes doesn’t work. I am terrified to take it somewhere, since I’ve never taken a car in before. They’ll see ‘SUCKER’ hanging over my head like a neon sign and take me for all I’m worth!

      (George doesn’t work on Mazdas.)


      • Deanne Said on:

        I think in the future you should only buy the kinds of cars that George works on.

        I agree, I have “dummy-for-cars” written all over me!


      • Mark Said on:

        Just walk into the shop and tell the chief mechanic that you think you’re low on turn signal fluid and the katzenjammer has gotten unjammed again. If he looks at you funny, just say, “What, you don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, okay…I’ll just take my vehicle to a COMPETENT mechanic.”


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Speaking of monkeys, I was shocked to see how old the Monkees are on a show the other night. Who do you think is the oldest one & his age? No internet peeking.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I’m going to guess that the oldest is 67 and I’m too young to know their names.


      • Peggy Said on:

        Dnag it Lloyd! 66 is the correct answer & Peter Tork is the monkee that age. The others are right behind him. I just can’t believe the Monkees are pushing 70 … I guess me & Annette are the only ones in shock over this.


    • Annette Said on:

      Mickey and Davey…..Sleepy, Sneezy and Doc???
      I loved the Monkees. 67 Lloyd?? No way. Now I’m looking on the internet.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Oh and Congratulations Lloyd, again!

    Can I have your autograph?


  5. Deanne Said on:

    Dora’s other schtick is being little latina girl--she says a few things in Spanish, and she’s brown.

    Maybe next time you can send in a few Spanish words that your mechanic can use. I observed that the hispanic population has grown immensely in the Columbus area. Has it in Seward as well?


    • Beth Said on:

      The hispanic population has not grown in Seward…we don’t have the plethora of job opportunities that great big Columbus offers, we’re just a wee little town (6K total).


  6. Beth Said on:

    I want to know what the old map looked like.


  7. Karla Said on:

    I just checked out George’s website! I love that place! I want to take my car there! Do you think I can pop the Saturn logo off my car and paste on a Toyota or Honda logo? That should work, right?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      I completely forgot to post about his website. He really is a great guy. And they really do have wonderful customer service. They schedule appointments at five minute intervals, and I’ve never had to wait when I take my car in. They have a lounge with a couple dozen magazines, recliners and a TV (or a table if you want to get some work done. Free Coffee and Soda. They will drive you to work after you drop your car off (and pick you up after work). George gives seminars for other shops, and has offered to come in and talk to my seventh graders about how important math is in everyday life. He’s just a neat guy to talk to. The shop is amazingly clean. http://www.georgewitt.com/


      • Karla Said on:

        But are his hands clean? I’ve always heard not to trust a mechanic with clean hands.
        His business sounds amazing. I would seriously consider buying a Honda or Toyota (sorry -- can’t afford a Lexus or Acura) just so I could use him as my mechanic. Well, if I lived around Lincoln, that is…


  8. Stephannie Said on:

    Yep -- his hands are CLEAN! George’s dad was a jeweler in Lincoln for lots of years (Fred Witt), so George knows about cars AND jewelry. Samith & I have been taking our Hondas to George since 1995, about the time George started his shop with just himself, one other guy, and one bay/lift to work on cars. It’s amazing to see how his business has grown in 10 years! And I concur with Lloyd -- I’ve never seen a shop this clean. Plus, I know that George is a smoker, but you’d never know it by his shop. He also has free ice cream bars in the summer time! George also gives seminars for women to learn about their cars. His customer service is excellent and well worth driving clear across town for!!!


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