Sunday, July 06, 2008

Roadside assistance

So today, while out with my Little Sister, I locked us out of my car. It was at the end of our day; we had stopped by Domino's to pick up a pizza for her to take home (she had a coupon from school). While she was waited inside for her pizza, I went out to my car to clean it out and wipe down the interior, something I'd been meaning to do for a few days. I was quite proud of my multi-tasking and time-saving, actually.

Until my hip hit the door, slamming it shut. Not a big deal--until I tried to open it and realized it was locked. (I must have hit the lock button as I was cleaning the door.) I peered in and, sure enough, spotted my keys on the passenger seat. I used a few choice words to express my irritation and went back inside.

"Oooooooooooo, Miss Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen," said Rachel. "You said a bad wooooooooooord."

"Nuh-uh," I bluffed.

"Yeah, you did," she said. "You said the S word THREE TIMES. And then you pulled on the door handle--"she acted it out--"and then you said it AGAIN!"

(At this point, the Domino's guys--pizza maker, drivers, cashier--were cracking up. "Oooh, Miss Jeeeen," one of them said. I glared at him.)

"You could NOT have heard that from in here," I answered, realizing that I was busted.

"I read your lips," she said proudly. "But at least you didn't say the F word. If you did, it would have looked like THIS." And again she demonstrated--which sent the guys into another round of laughter.

Now the bitch of it is, we were only like 4 miles from my house, where I had a spare key. However--OF COURSE--this was a day that I forgot my cell phone--and I don't have my roommate's number memorized. Luckily, Kia offers free roadside assistance for like 3 years (shout out to Kia--holla!), and one of the guys let me use his cell phone. We only had to wait about 30 minutes for the locksmith (ironically, the amount of time for a Domino's pizza delivery). Meanwhile, Rachel set up shop at the counter, with her pizza and a 2-liter of Coke. She was actually happy as a clam.

Ah, well. It's been a while since I locked myself out. I guess I was about due.

5 comments:

sparkydiva said...

funny that she was more concerned about your explatives than she was about you locking yourself out - LOL!

Jen said...

Shit, she had a small pepperoni pizza and a 2 liter of Coke--she was good to go. LOL

Fred said...

1-888-4-Onstar. The nice people there have unlocked my car for me twice via satellite.

I was sober both times. It's a long story.

Anna said...

lol! Quite the funny Lil Sis you have there! She must get that from you.

Glad it all worked out. Go Kia!

It's been a while since I locked my keys in my car but I did lock myself out of my house last summer so I'm hoping that meets my quota for a while.

Nik said...

Ha, your little sister sounds like she's just fun to be around. Kia frickin rocks! That's just awesome. I think it's too cool that you're able to laugh about shit like this.