Jul 25, 2007

I really don't need this...

My mom and I left the hospital around 7pm so I could drive home while it was still light. I stopped to get gas about 3 blocks from the hospital. Got a good price, too... only $2.99 a gallon.

When I started the car up, the alarm went off, light started flashing, then everything died. Three times I tried and same result. What the?!? I’d been up since 3am and now my car decides to act up? I really did not need car problems!

I went into the gas station to see if the clerk in there could help. He watched as I started the car and was clueless as to what was wrong. While he called a service station, a young woman (early 20’s maybe) overheard part of the conversation. She asked me what was going on. She had me start the car... then she got in and tried it... same results as before. She walked around to the passenger side, stuck the key in the door and turned it to the right. She got in to start the car and it started right up!! She told me that it was a security shutdown feature and I must’ve done something to tick the car off. I asked her how she knew that and she said she’d owned a lot of crappy cars. Thank you Trish, for helping an out-of-state stranger!!

6 comments:

Teejay said...

Fortunately someone figured it out, at least now you know for future incidents.

rose_michelle said...

Oh, that must've been frustrating (but a little funny now!) Glad you got it figured out. I never would've though of that.

Marita said...

What a pain. I'm so glad there was someone there who was able to help you. Yay for the kindness of strangers.

~Kim~ said...

Sorry to hear that it happened, glad to hear that there was someone there to help you!

Its amazing all the things we dont know, that others do. :)

~Kim~

glenda said...

Wonderful example that there are still nice people in the world. I am happy that it worked out for you.

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad she could help you, what a way to end the day. Hopefully your car is all set now and doesn't act up any more.
Sue