the retractable antenna on my car is broken, and every time i turn the radio on, the antenna slips up halfway and then stops. it stops with a loud hollow *chunk* *chunk* *chunk* sound, twenty times in succession. when i turn the radio off, it’s the same thing *chunk* *chunk* *chunk* as i roll my eyes and mutter.
it feels as though the radio doesn’t want to work. it doesn’t want to concentrate; it’s got other things going on inside it that don’t involve playing music like it’s supposed to. every time i try to make the radio do what i need it to do, it issues that long, raspy groan of protest *chunk* *chunk* *chunk* before the gears grind reluctantly into action. twenty false starts before it finally clicks in, and even then things are not quite right.
*chunk* *chunk* *chunk*