Worst day ever and I need to rant about it cause I’m super upset.
So everything technically started last night. I was working until 9pm and my manager asked me to take our money deposit to the bank, which is kind of out of my way (I live like 5 minutes from my job, and the bank is in the city so it’s a good 20 minutes away). As I got in my car at 9:30, cause it took me a long ass time to close, I noticed my “check battery” light was on. Keep in mind, my car is a 2001, random lights come on all the time, my check engine light has been on for five years and my mechanic uncle scanned it and there’s no problem! So anyways, I ignore it and figure I’ll deal with it after work tomorrow (the 27th) because I work 10am-5pm.
I get to the bank, do my deposit and all good! I get back in my car and…..click click click…..the battery is dead. Oh well. I call my dad and brother to give me a boost, and they arrive in about half an hour. So they try to boost it, finally get the thing running….and, before we can even leave the parking stall, it dies. So my dad and brother (my baby bro is a mechanic so he knows his stuff) explain to me that the alternator is fucked, which means, it’s not charging my battery! This means, no matter how long we boost it for, it’s not gonna come back on until we replace the alternator! So, we throw the car in neutral and move it out of the main parking lot and my dad says that I need to take my mom’s car in the morning, call the tow company and get them to take it to a mechanic (the mechanic is literally a 2 minute drive up the road from where she’s died). SO, my mom is a teacher and needed to go in early, so I was awake and out by 6:30. The mechanic doesn’t open until 8am….so before I can call the tow company, I need to wait and make sure they can get my car in.
So at 8am I call and they say “for sure, we can get your little car in!” yay! So I call the tow company (I’m with Good Sam Club, so we call them, they call a tow company in our area, and send them to us for free, towing is usually $200-$300) So I’m told “it’ll just be an hour, so if you could wait with your vehicle!” Awesome, I can do an hour.
An hour passes and nothing….so Good Sam calls me and says “have you been picked up yet?” Nah, I haven’t. So they call the tow company and the tow guys explain there was a big accident and they’d only be another half an hour. Okay great!
So another hour rolls by…and Good Sam calls again….”Have you been picked up?” Nope. So they call the tow company again…..and they say “Just another hour!” Okay. By this point I am hungry, thirsty, and I need to go to the bathroom because you know, I haven’t been able to do any of that since 6am.I’ve been waiting for 3 hours now, so I burst into tears because I’m frusturated, tired, hungry, thirsty and need to go to the bathroom.
So about half way through waiting for this hour to be up, a lady comes out of the bank and puts a piece of paper on my car. So after she walks away I get out and grab the paper, it basically says “you’ve been parked here too long and this lot is for customers” okay, I get it, I HAVE been here too long, but I can;’t do anything about it. So as I’m sitting in my mom’s vehicle, the woman drives past me and unrolls her window and screams at me “WHY DID YOU TAKE THE PAPER OFF THAT CAR!!!!!!!!” So I explain to her that it’s my car, it broke down last night and I am currently waiting for a tow truck and have been waiting since 8am (it’s now 11:30) and she screams at me again “YOU CAN’T PARK HERE!!!!! IT’S INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOU TO PARK HERE THAT LONG AND YOU NEED TO MOVE YOUR CAR IMMIDIATELY OR I’M GOING TO LET MY MANAGER KNOW IT’S YOURS AND YOU WON’T MOVE IT!!!!!!” Then she speeds off. So again, I am in tears because I have been waiting 3.5 hours….I have no food, no water, I need to go to the bathroom (and I’m going through feminine things so I also need to do that). I am shaking, hyperventilating, extremely upset.
I go talk to the manager of the bank, cause I don’t wanna get in trouble. I go speak to a teller and instantly start crying because I’m so upset and frusturated. He apologizes to me and says it’s fine if I park there until the tow truck comes! (duh, I can’t move it even if I want to). And he tells me he will speak to the lady who yelled at me because she IS an employee.
So I go back to the car and continue waiting. At this point the owner of the chiropracter office comes out and says “hey you’ve been here a long time) YA, ABOUT 4 HOURS NOW! And he says I can use his bathroom and sit in there if I’d like, because it’s hot as fuck outside. Shortly after he goes back inside, his receptionist comes out and says she feels awful that I’ve been waiting so long and she has tea, water and some candy. You have no idea how grateful I was for something to drink and the use of a bathroom.
So, long story short…
I waited for 5.5 hours for this tow truck to arrive and tow my car to the mechanic.
I am feeling slightly more calm by this point, I am finally home and eating, drinking, etc. Then the mechanic calls and tells me my car is going to be $975 to fix. Ya’ll, my car isn’t even worth this much. I paid $3000 for it, I paid it off, it’s written off for hail damage.
So, I now have no car and no money to fix it. Safe to say it’s been a very shit day.