Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This

Yesterday was special - not special like "prom night" special, but "eat the paste" special.

Special Moment No. 1 - I was trying to leave school after a less-than-perfect day. My car "clicker" wouldn't work. The red light was blinking when I pushed unlock, but the locks were not doing their usual magical pop-up. So I inserted the key in the lock. Nothing (this should have been clue one). I start yanking at the door handle while insanely pushing the "clicker." I frantically continued pushing lock, unlock, and (thank goodness) resisted the urge to push the panic button. Finally I noticed that when the lock sound had gone off, it had sounded distant. I looked into the car. Looked the same to me. I slowly sidled to the back of the car to see the license plate. Yeah - not mine. Good thing I hadn't called AAA. My car was two spaces over.

Special Moment No. 2 - When checking out at Taco Bell (I had a serious need for their Diet Pepsi - yes, it is superior to other soda fountains), I gave the girl the wrong change. Don't worry, I had counted it twice before I handed it to her. And yes, I am beginning my financial semester of the program. Good thing I'm so good with numbers.

Special Moment No. 3 - I had a 30 minute window between school and going to a friend's house to study. In those 30 minutes I managed to lose my keys. I tore my room apart looking for them. For the record, they were sitting on the kitchen table where I would left them so I could find them easily.

I stopped counting my special moments after that because it was only Tuesday and the school week wasn't even half over. Call yesterday what you want - excessively blonde, delirious, whatever. I'm just glad to have lived to tell the tale. Good thing there weren't any open manhole covers....

11 comments:

Brian and Lindsey said...

Don't worry I have a friend that thought her key wasn't opening her car as well but it somehow opened the trunk. Soooo she opened the trunk crawled through the car to the front seat and realized that it wasn't her car! At least you realized it quickly!

The Boob Nazi said...

I've never tried to get into the wrong car.... I'm dreading the day when I do!

Rachel said...

Oh Jaclyn, I completely understand. Sorry you had such a rough day. Hopefully today is going better. :)

Melanie said...

I had one of those days yesterday too. Lets just say it involved the bathroom, broken glass, and a mouth.

Laurel said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one having special moments. ;) Hope your week gets better.

Jenessa Alyse said...

bahaha we must be sisters =)

Lauren said...

This was hysterical. You crack me up even over the world wide web.

Becca said...

HILARIOUS. Especially #1. I hope you got really red.

collette crew said...

bad day. bummer. any bubble throat? that would top it off for sure. I hope tomorrow is better (and bubble-throatless). love you

Karla said...

Yeah...well, they can't be "blonde" moments because I'm a redhead and have been known to pull off a few of those.

Case in point: a couple of years ago, I came out of Wal-Mart and loaded my bags into the back of my green Suburban... climbed into the car and my key would not start the car. What the heck!?!?!?! Dead battery? Key in backwards? WHAT THE HECK!?!?!? Wait!... who left these ugly sunglasses in my car? Wait! Who was drinking Dr. Pepper and left half a bottle in the cupholder while I was in Wal-Mart? Wait!!! What in the world is a baby car seat doing in here?

As you can imagine, I jumped out, grabbed all my bags from the back and hightailed it outta there! Found MY suburban the next aisle over.

See, Jaclyn... I *knew* we were kindred spirits.

Karen said...

Hahahaha, I love it when those things happen. I love it even more when I read it happening to other people, and not me =) heehee