"Of all the animals, the BOY is the most unmanageable!" ~ Plato

4.24.2008

If you need me, I'll be under a rock....

Today has been a series of unfortunate events for me. I may have been better off just staying in bed.... Not only did my car....RUN OUT OF GAS...but once I got some fuel into the gas guzzling beast, the battery was dead! From what?! The hazards? Cuz that's all that was on! Yes, I ran out of gas! UGH! I felt about 17....I actually ran out in plain view of the gas station! The gas station whose driveway I passed by because feeling less than 100% makes me somewhat of a scatterbrain! My cars gas gauge is screwy...I don't make a habit out of this sort of thing. It's amazing though, how many people STILL drove right up behind me....ignoring my hazard lights and then proceeded to honk at me and make less than friendly hand gestures! YEAH! Because me making them 2 seconds behind on their day makes their day worse than mine?! Impatient terds! I felt like giving them a friendly wave of my own but didn't. (I didn't want any MORE bad karma!) So, my mom came to my rescue with gas and then Carlos (who I met just today) was my knight in shining armor with jumper cables. Thank you Carlos! I proceeded to the gas station to fill er up only to be yelled at by a rotund balding man because my car was at an awkward angle. Hey, the gas station guy told me to move up....I was under NO illusions that my huge suv would fit at all well into the spot he wanted me in but he insisted....so I moved. THEN, my card was doing crazy things and I had to run it through again because it was threatening to NOT work. It finally went through but I was on the verge of tears at this point. Once I got my car filled, I went to jump on in and my panic alarm goes off, you know, the one on your automatic door remote. LOVELY! I didn't even touch it! I tried for several minutes to turn it off but...it didn't wanna be off! Finally, I managed to silence it (withOUT running it over!) The rest of the day has been a blur. I had such a bad ear ache this morning that I had taken Sudafed. Non drowsy my ass! I think I should've stayed in bed today!

89 comments:

Kelli said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your day. Hopefully, you'll find humor in it, like, 50 years from now. Hugs!

Melissa said...

Oh man what a lousy day! Hope tomorrow is better!

Jennifer&Derrick said...

sorry to hear that people were so rude to you when you were already having a terrible day.

Dawn said...

Awe, I hate days like that. :( Hope you are feeling better.

SydneyDawn said...

Sounds like a bad day. Hopefully things have gotten better from here.

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Oh you poor thing! I so feel ya!

April said...

I'm over from SITS! Congrats on being the Featured Blogger!

I really sympathize with what happened to you...bless your heart!!

Brenda Jean said...

This is one of those days where you go to bed as early as possible to get it over with! Congrats on being saucy by the way:)

KC Mom said...

Bless your heart...I'd feel like crawling under a rock too. Thank you mom and Carlos!!

HeatherY said...

I hate days like that! It really makes you want to crawl right back in bed!

Simply Shannon said...

Don't you just hate it when that happens?!
At least you got a decent blog post out of it though.

Noah's Mommy said...

Hopefully being the FB today will help any lingering angst from this ordeal.....and impatient terds...loved it....

Kimmie0270 said...

I hate days like that... I totally feel your pain!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Oh that sounds like a rough day. People can be so rude sometimes. Congratulations on your SITS day!

Creative Junkie said...

you know, it's actually kind of scary how similar this sounds to my days.

makes you want to go to bed for about a year and wake up and pretend the previous year never happened.

Blicky Kitty said...

Yikes hope you have a nice cozy bed! Happy SITS day!

My First Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness. That sounds like a day that requires an intense amount of chocolate at the end of it. Yes, I'm an emotional eater. Join me, won't you? Enjoy your SITS day!!

Melissa Lester said...

Days like that make us appreciate the good ones! I'm sorry you had such a bad one.

Jamie said...

Happy SITS day! You know what?....sometimes people just suck. I totally feel for you though....I've been there done that.

Auds at Barking Mad said...

Happy SITS day! Even though I already said that, after reading this post, I think it bears repeating.

I hate days like the ones you had, but inevitably, the next one is better!

jubilee said...

Oh, my, oh, my, you DO needs some hugs. So glad your mom and Carlos could help. Sometimes angels come in unexpected packages, yes?

Happy SITs Day!

Honey Mommy said...

I ran out of gas within sight of a gas station too! How embarassing!

Rhiana said...

Ahh Poor thing. I've had those days too. Oh wait, most of my days are those days!LOL

Vickie said...

Happy Sists Day!! Wow, what a day. I would have been crying at this day. That remote alarm happened to me with a newborn. I was stressing cuz, I could not shut it off and no one was helping me. I was at the babies doctors office. Couldn't they come out and tell me, it was going to be okay and help me. Geez, people can be jerks

Brandy said...

I ran out of gas about two feet away from the pump; how's that for embarrassing?!

Thankfully the gas attendants helped push my car to the pump.

~Trish~ said...

Just makes me what to do something nice when things like that happen!!!

Kelly Deneen said...

That sounds AWFUL! I hope you were able to climb into bed early at the end of the day at least.

Mrs. S said...

How I do hope your SITS day treats you better!

Ronnica said...

When I hear about days like this I always think about Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. That doesn't come to mind on my bad days though, at least not at the time!

Just for the record: your word verification hates me.

Blue Castle said...

I hope today is a fantastic day for you. Bad days stink.

Kate said...

Oh man, what a bad day! I actually had one of those one time. After work I went to go start my Durango (it was about 20 below zero that day) and it wouldn't start. Finally it started, but the gas gauge was on empty! How did that happen?!! I had to have a co-worker drive me all over town to find a gas container because every store was sold out! We finally got some gas put into the gas tank and I was a half hour late picking up my son because of the ordeal and the babysitter was more than a little peeved. I told her I had "car trouble!"

Oh, and G-d bless you for having so many children.

Katie said...

Wow! Those days are hard to recover from!! Oh well...I mean, at least you had something fun to blog about!! :)

Happy SITS day!

angie said...

What a day! Congrats on your feature today. I hadn't read this one yet so it was a real treat!

Michelle said...

Ohhhh I have had those kinds of days. Painful, neverending, horrible days like those. Here's hoping it is the last one for you for a long while!

cornnut32 said...

oh man! that seriously stinks.

i echo your sentiment on people that pull up behind you when your hazards are on! i am always amazed at how RUDE people are. a few years ago (i was 18) i spent a summer in san diego, working. the DAY i got there, i had a tire blow out on the freeway. they were doing construction so there was no shoulder for me to pull over on. i got in the far right lane and turned on my hazards, then crawled out my drivers side door, over the k-rails and into the construction area to call 911. i had no clue where i was, and my aunt (who i was living with) was on vacation. i was hysterically bawling--and had FIVE people honk, yell, curse, and make obscene gestures at me. i couldn't believe it. not a single person tried to find out if i was okay. a cop showed up to wait for the tow truck with me, and he didn't get out of his car, roll down his window, or say a single word to me.

i felt like "waving" myself, but also restrained.

and i think staying in bed is ALWAYS a viable option. :)

Jaden said...

Ahh, I have had days like this before... At least you're not alone!

I probably would have been less polite with the bald man and the hand-gesturers, had I been you. :D

Hope today is much better... Happy SITS day!

Kristy said...

now that was a pretty sucky day! i think i would of stayed in bed too!

Paige said...

When it rains it pours huh?

Sometimes back to bed is the only answer. Now if only you could have gotten there

Sera said...

Happy SITS day! What a terrible day that was. My goodness!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A hot bath, a nice drink and off to bed with you!

Michele said...

Ah, you poor thing! But, thank you for reminding me not to push my luck with the gas gage!

LoraBB said...

Happy SITs day! Hopefully you're able to laugh about this day now. Sometimes it's all you can do!

Laura said...

What a rotten day! You handled it well!

Tiffany said...

Days like that happen to me too...when everything just snowballs into one big mass of misery!!!

Amy said...

I have days like those. Too frequently. They suck.

Happy SITS day :D

Avery Tales said...

Oh Wow. Mama needs a drink! Heck, I think I need a drink just from reading that one. Happy SITS Day! I hope it's great!

dddiva said...

Happy SITS day, hope it is going much better than the one you wrote about.

Jacie said...

Wow that is a bad day. Hope today is better cause its your SITS day!

Marrdy said...

Oh I hate days like this. And I am with you, bed is the place to be!

Carrie said...

Having five boys would be like my own personal hell. You should be sainted, woman!

Happy SITS day!

mrsbear said...

Why does it seem days like those inevitably snow ball from bad to worse? Great job narrating. Happy SITS day.

blueviolet said...

Happy SITS day! At least those kind of days come along few and far between.

spleeness said...

augh, what a day! Reminded me of my own break downs and why are ppl so rude when they can see clearly you're not trying to hold anyone up on purpose, that the car is DEAD. ugh. When this happens, makes me want to make up for the mistake of getting up and instead spend the next DAY in bed.

christie said...

What a day! You know what "they" say, "When it rains, it pours". I've had several of those days too. Luckily we get to have a good day every once in awhile too. For instance today is a good day because it's you SITS day! YAY!

Rhea said...

This is the kind of day that would send me over the edge, I hear ya.

When people honk or yell or make rude gestures at me, I give a huge smile and wave. It pisses them off BIG time.

The Boss Lady said...

I've had so many of those days, it's unreal. I usually just try to keep it all in perspective and realize there are people with far worse problems than mine in the world...but I usually end up cussing out a stranger on the freeway and screaming at Hubs for no reason. That works too. :)

Happy SITS Day!

mumzie said...

NEVER, EVER, EVER lose your sense of humor!! (or your aromatherapy bubble bath)

Happy SITS DAY!

Catherine said...

Running out of gas is only slightly less embarrassing than your car battery dying because you left the lights on. (Totally speaking from experience - oops!)

Hope you're having a better day today.

Felicia Eis said...

I'm Sorry you had a lousy day :P Hope you have had better ones since then!!

HAPPY SITS DAY!!!!!!!

Legal Diva said...

Bless your heart! I was low on fuel one day and the car quit on me- I thought I had run out and was feeling pretty jackass. Then we figured out it was the fuel pump. Still, with all the kids in the car... yeah, it wasn't pretty.

meg said...

Yikes~ what a day! I don't blame you for wanting to retreat to bed for a couple weeks :-P

mrsmouthy said...

This day sounds like the work of both Karma AND Murphy's law, it was so bad!

Mama Kat said...

Oh man, running out of gas is one of my worst nightmares! I always push it juuuuuust far enough. Have you ever seen the Seifeld episode where Cramer wants to see how far he can get without refilling.

I guess it's funnier when it's on tv. :( I bet it hasn't happened since!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh! I'm sending good karma your way right now!

Nina said...

That sounds like one really rough day. I couldn't imagine dealing with all that on any day let alone all at once.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh yikes. Bad day indeed. Good thing it was in April and you're probably over it now :) Happy SITS day!!!!!!!

Louisa said...

Oh dear! Take comfort in knowing that these things don't just happen to you!!

Frankie and Bella said...

Wow bad day but tomorrow's another beautiful day and you and you have your beautiful boys to cheer you up :)

Finding Normal said...

I HATE days like that!

jori-o said...

THAT was a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day!

angie said...

Wow, what a day! But just think, it made a great blog post!

Hairline Fracture said...

Holy moly, that was a horrible day for sure.

Columbia Lily said...

AW!! that sucks! Happy SITS day!

Susan said...

Now that's a way to start your day. Happy SITS day!

Leah said...

You should ahve gone back to bed.... to bad your "mom" and that's what we do. Hope the rest of the day went better.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Ouch! That is a bad day.

WheresMyAngels said...

I'm almost crying reading this, of course from laughing!

OMgosh, you really have bad luck don't you!

Jennifer said...

Wow!! I think you should've stayed in bed..lol! No really, sorry for all the trouble! Happy SITS day to you!

Lavender n Lattés said...

You poor thing! That really is a rough day! Thank goodness that one's over - now you can move on to a BETTER day tomorrow!!! :)

Laural Out Loud said...

What is up with all the impatience in the world today? It's so sad.

But maybe you were just dreaming? You know, all hopped up on Sudafed and only imagining you were going about your day?

Tiffany said...

Oh my. What a day.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Whoa, you SO need a pick-me-up. Or spa day. Or a winning lottery ticket. Whatever, you deserve it for putting up with all that malarkey!

Michelle said...

Dang, I hate days like that!

Shannon said...

That was a lousy day!

Hopefully all of this SITStahly love has made today a good one for you! Congrats on being featured :)

kjamama said...

Ugh. I'm sorry! I hope tomorrow is better...some days it's just one thing after another....Sending lots of love! :)

Anna Lefler said...

Quote of the day:

"Impatient terds."

* snort *

I'm SO Using that.

:^) Anna

Mimi said...

You rock SITSta!

Rachael said...

We all have those days... just one thing after another! Sometimes all we can do is write it off and wait for tomorrow!

Toni said...

I'm over from SITS! Congrats on being the Featured Blogger! Hopefully all of this SITStahly love has made today a good one for you! Congrats on being featured...