Thursday, February 24, 2011

WTF Wednesday - I need a new car



My car has a sense of humor. It turns on. It runs. It works, sort of.

Sometimes, if I don't warm up my car, the gas gives out on me. I can be pressing the gas pedal all the way down and my car acts as if it is on neutral or it travels 20 miles an hour. You should see the faces of motorists light up when I have to put my emergency lights and pull over. I get honks, dirty stares, and the 1/2 peace sign finger flick.

The weird part is if I turn my car off and start it up and press the gas pedal all the way down and then hit drive, my car almost always works o.k. I may have to stop and restart several times. But the way I see it, I'm becoming more familiar with my neighborhood.

Today my car decided to give out on me in Irvine,CA, named one of the safest, big cities in America! It is suburbia heaven here. Everyone smiles, the houses are perfect and crime hardly exists here.

I'm driving along Barranca Boulevard when my car decides to act funny and slow down. It does this over and over again. Each time, I have to pull over, turn off the car, restart the engine and continue along my merry way.

Traffic going home was hell. I was stressed out as I also started my new job today and started getting depressed because shit has not gone as planned. I knew I had to do something to relax so I got Bob Marleyed and now I'm feeling Irie.

13 comments:

  1. Boo! That sucks. I hope your car starts behaving soon and doesn't leave you stranded anymore! Good luck on your new job! You silly man! Don't you know NOTHING ever goes as planned? :)

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  2. You can choose to think of your car as half started.

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  3. Irie post! I guess it's something everyone can identify with!

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  4. I'm not mechanic, but I think something's wrong with your car.

    I just love having to pull off a busy highway with car trouble. People are so understanding and helpful. Or not.

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  5. I have a cousin who lives in Irvine.... nice place. It seems like time to get another car if you can swing it.

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  6. my car is almost 9 years old and starting to malfunction on me too....

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  7. My sympathies dude. My car's twelve years old. TWELVE. It has its own personality and mood. It's survived minus forty winters and hot summers and driven all across Canada a few times. It's held together by rust. Yet, even though it's threatened a few times, it hasn't quit yet. Which is lucky since I can't possibly afford a new one. I'm sure my car would love Irvine. Sunshine. Sigh. Warmth. What is that?

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  8. My car is a huge piece of shit so I feel you homie! It'll backfire and embarrass my ass in the hood to the point there the gangsters would drop to the floor or pull their guns out o.O

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  9. It sucks to have a car get all run down and unreliable. We have had our share of those. When we do have a good car someone crashes into us and totals it. Three times.

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  10. Car problems are the worst, man! I want to get a new ride, but I don't want a new note. My car has been paid for since '08 and I don't want to see anything that looks like another note. Hopefully it gets better for you.

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  11. I have the worst car problem ever. I don't have a car. :p

    Good luck on your new job!!! Woot-woot!

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  12. I'm really laughing out loud at the part where you said your car troubles are giving you a chance to get to know your neighborhood. Who wouldn't want a chance to do that? You should wake up every morning and give your car a hug.

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