So, here's mine: When Mr. Darling and I were engaged, he was hanging out with me at my house, and we drove my car to the store. The trip was uneventful and my car performed like a champ. Two hours later, we went to drive my car again and... it wouldn't start. I turned the key and the radio and dashboard lights came on, but the engine didn't do anything. It didn't even make any noise that would make you go "Well, that doesn't sound good!" It just sat there and did nothing.
So, for the next few days, Mr. D had to cart my butt to and from work, because I had no car. My brother-in-law went to my apartment while I was at work to see if he could fix my car. He and Mr. D tested everything they could think to test on my car. They raised it with car jacks and looked under it, they tested the battery, they tried everything they could think of, but it was all to no avail. My bro-in-law ascertained that it wasn't the battery, it wasn't the alternator, and it wasn't the starter, but he couldn't determine what the problem was.
Feeling extremely disheartened, I called AAA to come tow my car to an auto repair place. The tow truck driver showed up shortly after, and I told him my tale of woe. He took my key and climbed in to try to start the car. It didn't start, of course, so he pulled back the shift lever (my car's an automatic) to neutral, pushed it back to park, turned the key, and...my car started.
Turns out that while my car looked like it was in park, the lever hadn't actually been pushed forward the whole way, because (wait for it), I had pulled my CUP HOLDER out too far, so the car wouldn't start because it wasn't technically in park. So, the tow truck driver got out and very patiently explained to me that if my car wouldn't start again, I should push in the cup holder, and then make sure that my car was in park.
My face was bright red when I tipped the tow truck driver for "fixing" my car.
Ok, so... that's my story. What's yours?
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