November 11, 2008

Smart People of the Day Awards!

Ok, usually, my snarkiness gets the best of me from dealing with the majority of the population. As I have decided that I am more intelligent than roughly 90% of the people out there, I get a little self righteous. But just because I'm sassy, that doesn't mean that I can't be self depricating too.

So, the smart person of the day award goes to ME!

And now, I'm going to tell you why...

I had to run an errand. Not a big deal, I needed to drop off a deposit at the Navy Credit Union. No biggie, I thought, I know they're closed today because its Veteran's Day (BTW - THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE!) but I'll put it in the Night Drop. So, the branch I went to HAD NO NIGHT DROP - WTF?????

So, I stopped in the parking lot, turned off my car and looked up in my trusty Crackberry where another branch was. I found it, turned the key and NOTHING. No crank, no sputter, NOTHING. So, I went to take the key out of the ignition to try again, and they key wouldn't come out.

My head was racing: Ok, don't panic. The car won't start. Don't panic. Who do you call in Jacksonville if you're car won't start. Don't Panic. Do I just call a dealership? Don't Panic! How am I going to get there? Walk? I don't know where anything is! DON'T Panic! Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap! DON'T PANIC!!!!

So, I got out my AAA card, and looked up Chrysler dealers in Jacksonville, and called the one closest to me. I asked for the Service Department, got connected and proceeded to information-puke to a VERY nice man named Dave. Unlike most car service people I have talked with in my life, Dave was VERY nice and didn't talk down to me or belittle me. He asked what it did when I turned the key, I said NOTHING! It doesn't do ANYTHING! And the key won't come out of the ignition!

He thought for a second, and said, "Ok, lets take this one step at a time. Is it in Park?"

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, I freaked out and called the dealership becuase the CAR WAS OFF AND IN DRIVE.

Thanks for visiting MollyWood....I'll catch you tomorrow!

2 comments:

david0511 said...

that was very good u made me laugh.. u r sooo funny.. and that's coming from a grumpy old mailman..

Lisa said...

This made me laugh! Only because I've done the same thing!