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.