So, yesterday I dropped my car off for bumper repairs (someone backed into my car on April 1st). Insurance would cover a rental car, so I took them up on that offer. I usually like driving cars that don’t belong to me.
Anyway, I was super stoked because YAY IT’S A FORD FOCUS AGAIN!
I got in the car and it beeped at me immediately. Apparently Rental Car Guy popped the trunk but DIDN’T CLOSE IT! So, I got out, closed the trunk and hopped back in.
Sirius radio? AWESOME!
Nope. That was a lie. I would have had to activate it with my cell phone. No way am I paying for crappy music, ok?
Then my car informed me that I could not exceed 80 MPH. That’s fine, but lame. I feel so stiffled, even though I hardly ever go over 70 to begin with.
So, I drive my car back to work, lock all the doors and happily go into work.
At lunch time, I hop back into the car and turn the regular radio on. I turn out onto the road to head out to Walmart. I turn at the red light and my radio goes dead. I read the little digital display: "Fasten seatbelt to resume radio."
So I fasten my seatbelt and the music turns back on. I roll my eyes because, hello distraction… but whatever. Fastening your seatbelt is the right thing to do.
I get out to Walmart and open my door. This is when I realize that when I open my driver side door, all the doors unlock.
YAY FOR POWER LOCKS, right?
WRONG! When I returned from Walmart, $42 poorer because my DVD player only half works, I unlock my door and sit down.
Something is ticking! Why is the car ticking.
OH GOD, IT’S GETTING FASTER!
"Start car to avoid alarm" (or some crap like that).
So I start the car real fast as the ticking is approaching warp speed and the alarm doesn’t go off.
I make a mental note while my heart slows down to never lock the door with the power locks again!
So, I have a nanny car that also tried to embarrass me in the parking lot of Walmart. It’s like a nanny and a toddler in ONE!
I want my car back. I miss him.