Saturday, check engine light goes on in the car. I can't do anything about it, it's Saturday and mechanic won't be open until Monday. So I promise myself and the car that I'll take her in Monday morning.
Went to work Sunday, overslept on Monday and didn't get to the mechanic.
Figured ok, tomorrow morning.. started for work, got 3/4 of the way there, and she died.
There I am, in the left turn lane, dead in the water.
I immediately throw on my flashers and call for a tow, call work and call the mechanic to tell them to expect me.
Meanwhile, the light has cycled like 4 times, and there's a mini traffic jam behind me.
Why, you ask? Because Atlanta drivers are idiots. They cannot comprehend that a stationary vehicle with it's emergency flashers on won't move just for them just because they're behind it.
But truly, the cherry on that sundae is yet to come.
The tow truck arrives, and has to back up to get my car loaded on its flatbed.
So, the truck is facing the opposite of the traffic flow.
He has his flashers on, and lets face it, a flatbed tow truck isn't small. By any means.
So he has the car loaded, and we get in the cab, and this bimbo pulls up within like 6 inches of his front bumper.
And then had this look on her face.
Well, got to the mechanic, and they said it's the timing belt. $1200
Then I had to rent a car for a week... that set me back $700 (but I'll get back the deposit)
The only bright side to this has been my mantra "at least it's not a car payment."