Last night, my muffler completely detached from my exhaust system. We were on our way to Ikea for the umpteenth time this year when it happened. I assumed the noise was coming from the Chevy Caprice that was tailing me. But the noise kept following me and the Caprice was nowhere to be found. The muffler is now in my trunk - and you can hear me coming from a mile away. I drive one mean, loud station wagon. Maybe I'll finally get some respect in the neighborhood.