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14 August 2009 @ 09:33 pm
Car troubles  
I've been driving my grandfather's car this summer, and it didn't have any problems until today. Today was a little exciting. @_@

I was doing some errands after work, and on the way from the pet store to the library, the car started to shake a little. And then a lot. And then really quite violently. It wasn't until I heard the tell-tale thunkthunkthunk noise that I realized I must have a flat tire. I was really close to the library at that point, so I managed to make it the rest of the way there and pull into a parking space. When I got out to look, it was a little more exciting-looking than your average flat tire. As in, seriously ripped-up, blown-out.

I called my dad (who's currently in Massachusetts), who told me where to look for the spare and said I should call AAA to come help me, since I have absolutely no idea how to change a tire. Right after I did that, though, a woman drove up and offered to help me change it. I was like, "I have no idea what I'm doing," but she just said "I do!" very confidently and then parked her car (which had several kids inside), got a jack out of her trunk, and proceeded to change my tire. She was a badass mom XD;;; I was so grateful not to have to wait 45 minutes for AAA to send me some creepy guy or something.

I also took a couple of pictures of the tire, because it was pretty exciting...

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I have no idea how that happened. XD;;;

The major downside, though, is that I'm supposed to be driving down to the beach tomorrow, and I currently have the little spare tire on the car. So I have to get up at 7 tomorrow and go get a new tire. T^T I was expecting to be able to sleep in at least till 9...

Conclusion of the day: I should learn how to change a tire.
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Genicheerios: Koishite Kimeru!genicheerios on August 15th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
ACK! How did THAT happen??? o___O;; Glad to know you're all right, though...!

And, yeah.... There should be a class they teach about changing tires.. It's oddly important to know. o__o;;
S: confused/surprised hieiyomimashou on August 15th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
I really don't know. @__@

Haha, yeah... The helpful badass mom was like, "My dad never let me drive around without knowing how to change a tire!"
ミランダ (大丈夫)faded_lace on August 15th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Wow, that's really intense o____O; Everything will be fine, though. ♥
S: confused/surprised hieiyomimashou on August 15th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, when I got out of the car I was like holy fuck O___O

And thanks ♥ I'm just telling myself, by tomorrow night, I'll be relaxing at the beach...
britkit27britkit27 on August 15th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
...wow. Pretty epic tire wreckage there. o.O what on earth did it get caught on?
S: confused/surprised hieiyomimashou on August 15th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
I have no idea XD;;;;;
ssempaissempai on August 22nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
holyshit the tire O.o

That's awesome that she stopped to help you :D :D Very selfless and kind :)
Syomimashou on August 22nd, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah O_o Now I've been informed by my family that it might have gotten like that because I drove a little bit on the tire when it was already flat...

Yeah, it was really awesome of her~