Broken Down in the Small Town
Posted on 09:56, November 28th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy
Yesterday was one of those days. It felt like the fates were aligned against me. I was supposed to be running from meeting to meeting all day and never left the house (I was wearing makeup and everything).
I got the kids off to school and put on my suit for an early morning meeting. Went out to the car and it wouldn’t start. My first thought was to call Small Town Daddy. My second thought was more productive. I called AAA (not AA, AAA).
After 45 minutes a lovely young man got there and started examining my car. Turned out I needed a new battery. He jumpstarted the car but didn’t have a replacement battery. He basically told me that once I got to my destination I had to call AAA again to get a replacement battery.
In my wisdom, I decided to stay where I was rather than having my car break down again in a parking lot (what, it was snowing). I called AAA again (having missed 2 meetings) and waited. Then I waited some more. Two hours later, the new AAA guy showed up (not as charming as the original AAA guy).
Fortunately, he brought the right battery with him and finished within an hour (third meeting missed). He left just in time for me to meet the bus for the early snow dismissal from school. Everything for the rest of the day was canceled because of the weather.
There is nothing worse than getting all dolled up for a meeting and getting stuck at home. My makeup was wasted on the AAA guys and the cats (the cats really don’t care and I’m pretty sure the AAA guys didn’t either). Have you ever had a day that was completely highjacked?