Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Damsel in much distress

Yesterday, as usual, I rushed to my car after work. I put the key in the ignition and...nothing. I tried a couple of times but to no avail. I then realised I had left the headlights on for the entire day! MERDE! And DAMN! And every other profanity that will put a trucker to shame! Naturally the battery died. I needed it to be jump started so I called The Sister Person and the Brother-in-law Person because they stay up the road.

By the time they reached my office park, they could not get into the parking lot because there was so MUCH traffic to get out and all the lanes were blocked. Eventually I got 2 security guards to assist me and out of nowhere, these 4 construction guys started to help them. I was mortified and absolutely embarrassed, turning every shade of red and pink known to man, and a few new shades I am sure! They also tried to push start the car, but it did not work. The battery was deader than dead. I think it was already putrefying. One of the security guards then escorted The Sister Person's car against the traffic so the cables could be attached to their battery so mine could charge. It took half an hour to do that then another 45 minutes to GET OUT OF THE PARKING LOT. I eventually stayed at The Sister Person's place, being too tired to drive home.

I hope to find those who helped me and perhaps buy them something to show my gratitude.

I know this tale of misadventure made lots of people laugh yesterday, so maybe you can find a few chuckles too. At my expense, of course.

Oi... *another few new shades on pink and red on my cheeks*


Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet said...

You sure pull a crowd:)

I had my battery die on me twice at work. Both times from leaving the lights on as well. I now know how to pop the clutch to get it going again. Call me up the next time:)

Prixie said...

lol...will do Saal. I do know ho to pop the clutch, it is just that the battery was so dead that it did not work. Methinks it is time for a service.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh no! I could imagine myself turning purple in such a situation and I could definitely feel my ears getting red.hehehehe. =)

Mark Berry said...

Isnt there a saying, 'god looks after women' something like that.

Thats a cool story, shows the brothers like to help and shows how much the world turns to help you out when you need it. The girl who stopped traffic.

how you doing Prixie, where are you if you not in London now then?

Prixie said...

mel: yeah :)

mark: hi :) long time! i hope God looks after all its creatures, most females.

where am i? physically I am back in South Africa but my soul remains wandering the cobbled roads of London, Paris, Madrid and Brussels and every other European city.