But I had to, because it’s nice to know I’m not the only idiot out there.
Earlier this year I performed the bone head move of forgetting to put my car in park when exiting. (Not my finest moment, feel free to chuckle) I had pulled up to an ATM and dropped my card out the window while attempting to use the machine. (Hey… it was winter, in Maine. Read cold, bitter wind and snow…. sh*t happens.) I backed up and got out to retrieve the card, apparently without shifting into park. Not good.
Naturally the ATM machine was on a slight hill and the car started to roll away… without me in it. The sight of a wide eyed and crazed woman (in beautiful high heeled grey suede boots that are now ruined. *Sob*) trying to jump into a moving vehicle was probably quite amusing for the bank teller watching from the window, but it ceased to be funny for me when I saw my beloved Ethel ( Yes, I name my vehicles. Don’t you?) was headed for a line of parked cars.
Good news? I was able to jump in, hit the brake and avoid a demolition derby style accident. (I swear I heard my insurance company sigh in relief.)
Bad news? When I jumped in and grabbed the wheel…. it turned and I smashed into the end of the ATM. (Loudest crunch… ever.)
$1800 dollars worth of door damage later, I felt like an idiot.
Not as much of an idiot as a girlfriend who recently took a trip to Canada with friends.
They stopped at a gas station to use the restroom and forgot to put it in park.
It rolled out of the station, down a hill and hit a rock.
I know I shouldn’t laugh.
Really I do.
But no one was hurt….
So I’m sorry, but.
I’m not the only idiot.
These things must be celebrated!