1535: Leave the loop for the Southern KJ Annex.
1700: Stuck in trafffic on the Dan Ryan. "Hey, is the brake a bit soft?"
1730: Stuck in traffic on Skyway. "Dang, the brakes are really soft."
1800: Stuck in traffic on Skyway, execute clever UTurn in "authorized vehicles only" turn about and slowly drive car home. Brakes work, but occasionally soft.
0900: Off to Enterprise Rent-a-Car!
0910: Arrive Enterprise Rent-a-Car!
0940: Drive off lot in Suzuki Alero
0945: "Hey, is that the check engine light?"
1020: Drive off lot in Nisan Sentra.
Saturday/Sunday/Monday AM, lovely time in the Southern KJ Annex visiting friends, marveling at what 15 years since meeting in the Southern Annex has done, eating ice cream, and generally enjoying ourselves.
1230: Leave Southern Annex, new plants provided from a friends garden safely tucked into the back seat.
1645: BAM! Rearended in backlogged traffic on Skyway bridge heading to toll booths.
1651: Turns out that the van HAD FAILING BRAKES
1655: Find out that we need a police report before we can deal with Enterprise.
1657: Call Police. Wait.
1735: See police car drive past, on another call.
1820: Follow tow truck to staging area. Complete police report.
1835: Call Enterprise. Determine that if we can get the bumper into the back seat, we can drive home and deal with this in the morning at the local Enterprise shop.
2000: Home at last, bumper in a car parked on the street.
Someday this will all be funny.Posted by esinclai at May 30, 2005 10:17 PM |