Monday, June 22, 2009

Driving is hard.

January 9, 2006, I was driving my little Miata (that I just gotten back from the mechanic. WooHoo!) and made a grave mistake.

I was in unfamiliar territory - my sister Maria and I had gone out to try a Chinese restaurant a town several miles from my home. I was exiting to go across the street and paused a bit at the exit because there was something a little bit off about the ramp, but it was dark and it looked fine after all and so I continued forward.

Stupid, stupid, stupid curb!!! And Stupid Miata and stupid driver behind the wheel!!!

So there I was with Maria, stuck on the curb. My back wheels were still touching pavement, but just barely. We got out and surveyed the damage. Two guys pulled over to offer to help and Maria goes- Wow! This is a great way to pick up guys. And I thought- oh yeah. Keep that one in my pocket for future reference. Right now I'm just worried about my adorable little car and so the guys walked over and decided what to do.

Can I just take this moment to thank mother nature for the invention of boys and muscles and ingenuity? I love boys.

SO- they decided I should get in and hit the reverse while they both lifted the front of my car to push it back. It worked right away and I thanked them both profusely.

I would have loved to get the very cute boy's attention under other circumstances, but I don't think he could ever really respect me after seeing me drive right off a curb.

My car was fine. Maybe a new little noise, but it kept going until I traded it in for my granny car a month later. I decided not to drive off any more curbs.


Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

I would have been way too embarrassed to get that cute guys number. lol

btw-the link to my blog in your blogroll does not work so you'll have to update it to Thanks!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Not saying that I'm a cute guy or anything, but I don't know if I'd be that judgmental about someone whom I just rescued. Maybe it's my inner-Knight-in-Shining-Armor busting out.

Del-V said...

I couldn't date a girl who ran over a curb. Sorry, that's just how I am.

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with Del-V; girls who drive off curbs are way hot.

The best man-trip a guy can have is to come to the rescue of a girl whose car is in some sort of comical predicament.

Your friend was right about it being a great way to pick up men.

Dora said...

Like my boyfriend always says: "Curbs are not your friend"!
after I had hit the curb numerous times parking my car and getting 3 flat tires in exchange.

TC said...

It's a great way for your sister to meet men since she was the passenger :) You, not so much.

Le Meems said...

I think, if you can meet a man, then HONEY, meet'em!