Ok, I was literally talking to Lizy about this the other day. Well, not this particular incident but the fact that I hadn't done anything calamity worthy in a while. I swear that every time we talk about this, something insane happens. (Lizy, no more mentioning the fact that I haven't been calamitous in a while!) Anyway, the title of the post really should be, "How I Managed to Get Confused Going Through an Automated Car Wash." Yep, yesterday I was that idiot blonde girl who everyone glared at because I was holding up the line at the automated car wash. I swear I'm actually really smart.
So here's what went down. I bought a car wash while getting gas a couple weeks ago but didn't have time to use it (the code is good for 30 days). A few days later I did have time so I was going to run by real quick. And it snowed for like 2 days last week and my car was completely white from the salt. :/ So I drive up to the car wash thing and there's another car in there so I just sit and wait my turn. There are these doors that close when the other car goes in and I was waiting for them to open before proceeding (mistake #1). Apparently you have to go up and punch your code in before the doors will open. Well I was so flustered from waiting for 5 minutes (all the while thinking, omg, this is the longest freakin car wash ever, what is that guy doing in there?) that I forgot to answer the apparent myriad of questions after punching in my code (mistake #2). Apparently the guy behind me realized my mistake and got out of his car and finished what I had started so I could go through the wash. So I roll forward a little bit (mistake #3) then put my car in neutral. Nothing happens. I roll forward a little more, then put it in neutral again (mistake #4). Nothing happens. Just as I'm starting to get a little anxious, the guy behind me is yelling at me to put it in neutral through my back window. I scream back that it is in neutral! Finally, I'm ready to give up. I put my car in reverse and back most of the way out of the car wash. Then, deciding to give it one more try, I put my car back into neutral and the friggin thing finally starts working. I am now profusely sweating, very embarassed and could not give less of a shit whether or not my car is clean.
I'm exhausted, and will probably never go through an automated car wash ever again. But wasn't that entertaining? ;)