Thursday, August 02, 2007

Dear Diary

7:00am: Stagger out of bed (late) and into shower. Must wash hair, so running behind.

8:15am: Get in car for morning commute. Notice gas level is low, so running very behind.

8:20am: Fill up car at gas station.

8:40am: Get to work, roll down window to scan badge for parking structure.

8:41am: Window stuck. Will not roll up.

8:42am: Try window several times. Stuck.

8:43am: Call receptionist to report late, trying to talk over noise of driving in traffic with window down.

8:44am: Still stuck.

8:45am: Pull into dealership and drop car off. Walk to work. Running very very behind.

9:30am: Phone call from dealership: motor is bad and must be replaced. Part is on order. Will be fixed tomorrow. Must drive home with window down, and park overnight. Will be $450.

9:32am: Dealership offers to tape plastic bag over window for me. Hang up with dealer.

9:45am: Call Hertz to reschedule car rental for today instead of tomorrow, and change location to down here. Find out that rental will now be $166 instead of $62.17. Call dealer and tell him to keep the car for weekend.

10:00am: Arrange ride to car rental place.

11:30am: Arrive at car rental place. Car they had tagged for me has no fuel. Must clean other car with full tank. Mgr gives me business card with instructions to call him personally if there is problem.

11:45am: --

12:00pm: Get in newly cleaned car, discover sticky steering wheel and gross interior. Drive 7 blocks.

12:01pm: Call Hertz manager. Manager instructs me to turn around and come back.

12:02pm: Garage calls. Motor is not bad after all. Master switch assembly was broken and is now fixed. $250.

12:05pm: Return to Hertz, explain car situation to them and ask if I can cancel rental.

12:06pm: Rental cancelled.

12:10pm: Original rental for tomorrow rescheduled. $72.00.

12:12pm: Hertz associate offers to drive me back to work.

Am slightly scared to leave office again today.


Blogger Becky said...

Wow. Wishing you good car juju from now on.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

At least the dealership told you their mistake!! Knowing my luck they would have scammed me the 450 notes!!

Wishing you good Car-ma too!

4:12 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

You didn't accidentally brush past me in the last week, did you? Sounds like my kind of day, and I'm afraid it could be contagious.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Meghann said...

Geez, when it rains, it pours, huh?

6:01 PM  
Blogger bellamoden said...

At least they told you the truth about the car... yikes! What a messy messy morning.

I'd have been scared, too.

6:32 AM  

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