Remember that time when I was the asshole on crutches who's car died blocking the entrance to the parking garage. Oh wait, that was today!
Apparently I'm in the middle of a bit of a streak of bad luck. Along with my ASO titer rising, I hurt my foot having too much fun at a wedding putting me on crutches for the past two weeks. Then, this morning, I had a conveniently inconvenient inconvenience waiting to get into the Central Campus Garage.
To get into this garage, you have to go through a gate. When the garage is full (which it always is before my class which is located next door and, therefore, the most convenient place to park when you're on crutches and don't have a handicap parking pass) the gate will not open until a handful of cars have left, not as each vehicle leaves the garage opening a new spot. Well, I got to the gate in plenty of time to wait for the wave of students to leave from class which opens the gate at around 10:30am for approximately 20 cars (I've missed it the past few classes and had to park at the University Garage which means crutching half-way across campus, which is totally for the birds and I wasn't going to endure that again). It was just before 10am and I was third in line so I turned off my truck to wait. At 10:13am I went to turn my truck back on and..... nothing. Tried again..... NOTHING! Well, shit. I promptly called AAA and my wonderful bosses/fatherly-figures/saviors-during-my-compiling-ailments-in-CS and it was a race for who could get to me first to give me a jump before the gate opened and I became "the asshole." I got out of my truck and knocked on the windows of everyone behind me, telling them about my predicament and apologizing profusely. I got one "bless your heart" but mostly vacant stares. Luckily, there was just enough room between my truck and the pillar for people to squeak by once the gate opened and the AAA guy got there in just enough time to jump my car and get me through the gate before it closed again! Did I mention that I already had an appointment to take my truck in for an oil change and inspection tomorrow? Looks like I'll be adding a battery change to the list.