Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mom's car was a little late for April Fools day.

You all know mom is making pats potato's for Easter. Well she had me go to the store today to pick up a few things we needed to make them. I'm listenin' to music the whole way there ( kind of loud )and I finally get to the store and put the car in park. I go to take the key out of the ignition and the key wouldn't come out. I just shrug it off and try to restart the car and then turn the car off again in hopes I would be able to take the key out. NOPE. Instead the car doesn't start at all. I try about three times again to get the car start and or try to get the key out of the ignition. I stop and think. I start to panic because I think that I listened to the music maybe too loud and wore out the battery. Nah couldn't be because the music wasn't THAT loud. I try to take the key out again and when I fail I try to restart the car. That doesn't work either. I panic and reach for my cell. CAN'T CALL EITHER. NO TIME LEFT OF MY PHONE!!! Now I really panic. I remove the lock thingy from the key chain so I can get out and get to a pay phone. Once I get out of the car the lock button doesn't work but the unlock does. I panic more. Then think 'well if I hurry no one will come fast enough besides that they wont get far!' So I ran to a pay phone reach in my wallet and pull out 5 pennies. Crap! That was all I had for change. That's all I really had anyway. Then I nervously walk up to the service desk, put both hands on the counter, lean over and say " I'm in a horrible situation! My car wont start. I have five pennies, no cell phone and I need a phone.!" She hands me the phone and dials the number. Mom picks up and I tell her in panic mode that the car has died. She asks me a series of questions like " Is the car in park?" YES! " The keys won't come out?" NO " AND YOU LEFT THE CAR UNLOCKED WITH THE KEYS IN IT" I'M TRYING TO HURRY SO I CAN GET BACK OUT THERE. " Get back out there and I will be there in a minute."
So I go back to the car. Try one more time. This time I must've moved the steering wheel just right with my left hand and the key came out of the ignition. I sighed in relief leaned back and began laughing hysterically. Dan came to the rescue but I didn't need him to. However I'm thankful he came anyway. I tried to tell him what happened without sounding like a complete idiot, but there's no way you can say it without sounding like a complete idiot. So I walked into the store and carried on my way trying to act as if nothing happened but I felt like the whole world was laughing at me.

I tell this story myself because I know my mother and she will make it another "break time story about my dumba** daughter" thing.


Kim said...

Oh Heather, Heather, Heather. You are something else!

Beckie said...

Oh Goodness..You handled it better than I would've. If i was in that situation I wouldn't of even thought to go to the service desk.

Amy said...

Heather~ I can so relate to the panic you experienced! We've all had it at some point in our lives. It was so much fun to read your description of the experience..since your MOM didn't say a word about it to me at work..and honestly if she had it wouldn't have been nearly as good as you telling it! I laugh now, but I know it was no laughing matter when it was happening to you! Thanks for sharing your side of the story..glad that with a turn of the wheel it worked out for you!!