Yesterday was just another day in the Geraci household. Mike was out of town again, on business, and I was running Kevin (14 year old son) to a tennis tournament. Lucky, our beloved family cat, had apparently gotten trapped in the garage and did what he normally does when he gets nervous. He crapped. Not pretty little hard turds, like Lizzy, our not-so-beloved family cat does. No. It was a runny mess. He not only crapped all over the garage, he also did a nice little pile right on the my son's tennis bag. After a few expletives and disenfecting the tennis bag, we piled into the Expedition where then, in my haste, I promptly ran smack into the other family car.
Yep. I ran right into my own car.
Now, this probably wouldn't be so bad, except that when I realized I had done this, I tried to go forward, and God only knows how, ending up "hooking" both cars together. The right rear end of the Expedition was now linked to the left rear end of our little Suzuki Forenza.
After freaking out for a few seconds and cursing Mike Geraci (afer all, if he wasn't out of the country, he would have been the one taking Kevin to tennis, so none of this would have happened. Right?)I called AAA to come help.
"Your car is what?"
"It's hooked to my other car."
"Uhm... ma'am, how did that happen?"
"I ran into it."
"I need something."
"Hmmm... there's a 2 hour wait on tow trucks. But I can get you a guy with a wench
"Yeah! A wench, whatever that is, it sounds good!"
About an hour later, this kid (he looks about 18) shows up with the wench. "Wow. I've never seen anything like this before!" (insert excited voice)
"Want to take a picture?" I ask.
"Uh, no, ma'am."
One hour later (in 90 plus degree Florida heat and humidity) poor wench boy still can't get my cars unhooked. So he calls for one of the popular tow trucks. Another hour later, tow truck guy comes.
Tow Truck guy, whistling under his breath, "Wow. I thought I'd seen it all!"
"Can you get the cars apart?" I ask, praying he'll say yes.
"Uhm, we can try. But first, we need you to sign this waiver."
So I sign the waiver that basically says that in trying to get the cars apart, I understand that they could do mega damage to both cars.
After about 30 minutes of pulling and tugging, my cars are free!
Both guys and their AAA approved trucks head off. "Have a nice day, ma'am!"
The good news:
1. both cars are driveable.
2. Only the little Suzuki needs body work.
3. With hubby out of the country, I think I can get it fixed before he gets home and discovers it.
So no one was hurt and I provided an entertaining story for the AAA people to laugh over. All in all, it could be a lot worse.