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Drat! Curses!

April 17, 2011

“I’m think my old car had bad – pardon the pun – karma,” I said.
“Oh, thank God you were thinking the same thing,” CC said. “I didn’t want to say that I was glad your car got totaled, but I have to say I’m glad it is gone. It was just too weird, all of the things that kept happening.”

What things? Well, in four years in a brand new car:

  • A mysterious electrical problem that drained my battery and left me stranded over and over (because first I got jumped because thought I had left the lights on, then I thought I had a bad battery, then…) and took the dealership a week to figure out
  • A window-smash break-in in Sacramento on New Year’s Eve, so I had to drive hours with no back window and no stops (because all my luggage and stuff was in my car) because no glass shops were open for 3 days.
  • Chilly drive with no back window
    Driving home bundled up. The heater was blasting, but I was SO COLD.

  • A week after I got my door glass fixed from the break-in, a rock flew up from behind a semi-truck on the freeway and cracked my windshield
  • Two flat tires at one time from hitting the world’s largest pothole on the freeway in the dark. It just suddenly loomed before me and BOOM BOOM wap wap wap wap wobble wobble FLAT FLAT
  • Ran over a scissors, the blade of which entered by tire and concealed itself inside. It was the weirdest thing. I first heard this clackety clack noise, then the noise stopped. Then a minute later my tire went flat. It wasn’t until I took my tire to get a new one that they found the blade inside the tire. They put it on their “greatest hits” list. I later figured out the “clackety clack” noise must have been the scissors handle, which broke off after a few seconds, leaving the stealth blade inside the tire.
  • And finally, of course, becoming the cheese in a four-car sandwich (“Was the cheese car-gonzola?” my friend Mike said).

Please tell me one of you doesn’t have a Blue Honda Fit voodoo doll with pins stuck into it.

  1. April 18, 2011 08:12

    Cursed is right. However, “BOOM BOOM wap wap wap wap wobble wobble FLAT FLAT” is the best rendering of a flat in progress ever.

  2. April 18, 2011 09:09

    Eek! Makes me glad that the blue was sold out and I had to settle for a silver Honda Fit!

    • April 18, 2011 15:52

      Is yours cursed, or was it just me?

  3. April 18, 2011 16:37

    These would be more than enough events to make me not trust the car. And once you lose trust….

    • April 18, 2011 22:08

      …someone rear-ends you at 40 mph. LOL.

  4. April 19, 2011 20:42

    At first I read that as “mysterious ethical problem.” And we all know it’s not a good thing to drive a car with ethical problems. Right?

  5. April 19, 2011 22:37

    hmm. well, any car i spend any time in ends up with bizarre electrical issues, and my jeep ate windshields as fast as i had them installed but i think yours was definitely cursed.

    beautiful scarf, btw.

  6. Al_Pal permalink
    April 19, 2011 22:53

    zOMG. Yipes.
    & yeah, nice scarf!

  7. April 21, 2011 04:16

    So on the one hand you survived everything that car threw at you? Let’s hope all goes as well with the new auto…

  8. April 23, 2011 07:32

    You may have to travel by camel.

    And I can’t stop laughing at “kar-ma”

    • April 23, 2011 07:38

      I’m glad to be of service.

      ps I almost died the last time I rode a mule. I think a camel would truly put me over the edge.

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