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FML part deux

So yesterday was nice. I hung out with friends, had dessert for dinner, came home , relaxed, and went to sleep.
I woke up this morning prepared to drive to DC and see my mom for mothers day. I get gas.. get cash for the toll. I leave around 8 AM.  I'm about an hour down the road (9ish) when all of a sudden my front left tire starts freaking out and wobbling and making noises. So I pull over, thinking its flat.. I check it.. not flat.. So I keep driving, but have to pull over again for mysterious noises. So I call roadside assistance thinking this time it has to be flat. They show up 40 min later (10ish?), check it out.. its not flat. The guy tells me to keep driving and if it gets bad before the next exit to get off and he'll tow me. It seems ok, and then goes POP and its completely fine.. so I keep going and he goes on his merry way..
And then, it starts making the noise again! Furious, I pull over into the rest stop and get the gas station people to look at it. They tell me I'm lucky I did because the tire was shot and could have exploded at any second (causing me to lose control of the car and die). So I can either spend $15 to have my donut put on, and drive to the local Wal*mart, or they'll fix it for $200. I pay the man $15, and zoom off (at 50mph on rt 95) to find the walmart. I get there, end up having to pay $100 for a new tire. Awesome. It's 12 by this point. I have spent 4 HOURS on the road dealing with this bullshit, where it should have only taken me 2-3 hours to even get to DC.  So I call my mom, and she says its fine to see her next weekend, and that I can just drive home.
End of story, I feel like an asshole because I didn't see my mom for mother's day and spent close to $200 to do so.


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May. 10th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that sucks!! :(
May. 11th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
dude, i know! FML, haha!
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