Monday, July 04, 2005

The Series of Unfortunate Events Continues

I went to the gym last night around 11:30pm. I had a great workout and left at about 12:30am. As I approached my car in the parking lot, I noticed that the inner lights were flickering on and off, and the car alarm (which hasn't worked in months) was going crazy! My car wouldn't start... the battery was drained pretty badly, but it wasn't completely dead. Since the alarm was jacked up, it wouldn't allow the car to start. The start-kill feature on the busted up alarm was the only thing working... it wouldn't even allow a jump start!

Words cannot truly begin to describe the anger I was feeling! I had a sword in my car (why.. dunno, just do)... and I could feel, even hear the car taunting me: "You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant." I was so inflamed with pure indignation that I couldn't even sleep last night!

Now, I had the alarm originally installed in my car at my store in December... so my roadshop installers should be able to fix it! My plan was simple. I'd hitch a ride to work with Josh. Once at work, I would call a towing company to bring my car (still in the 24 Hour Fitness parking lot) to me at the store. Here's where I ran into a problem. Today is the 4th of July. All of the towing companies I called were closed. On to Plan B... if I can't bring my car to my installers, I will bring my installers to the car (30.5 miles north)... tell me that's not a blatant abuse of power! I'm second in command of this entire store, and as I see it, this is just one of the perks!

Here's Jose, one of my roadshop installers, disabling the faulty alarm and reconnecting the starter. It turned out that the battery was still running quite low on energy. Luckily my personal trainer, Justin, was working... he had some jumper cables. Once the starter was corrected, the car could be jump started.

It appears that the alarm really jacked up the car. Once started, I returned to the store so that Jose and Keith, my roadshop manager, could continue to fix my car from hell!


Siren said...

Dude, I think there's some higher power TRYING to tell you over and over again to get rid of that car!! You won't listen!

Troy said...

Or maybe that he should quit installing all that aftermarket shit in there :-D my 2 cents