In The Car

I'm not a great driver under the best of scenarios. I always park far away from places so I don't have to deal with parking by other cars. I've never once in my life parallel parked.  I both work and attend classes within a five mile radius of my home.

Or at least I did, until this semester. This semester I have to take an art history class on the campus that's about twenty miles from my house. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, and it's not. But for me, it's much further than I care to drive.  Especially during rush hour, since my class starts at seven.

So of course, tonight, my first night at this campus, it snows. Of course. Have I mentioned that I suck at driving in the snow? In my defense, it doesn't snow here all that often. I mean, it does. But not in great quantities. I sucked it up, cleaned my car off, and got ready to drive.

While I was stopped at the light leading out of the parking lot, I realized I forgot to clean my side mirror off. I rolled my window down, brushed off the snow, and rolled my window back up.

Only I didn't. My window was/is stuck.

I had to drive home the twenty plus miles in a snowstorm with my window rolled down.

I started off on the highway, but it was too cold and windy. So I had to drive it down the regular roads. All in all, it took about an hour to get home.

My car door is now wrapped in old towels and a trash bag. 

My left side is still cold. 


jess; [the bottle chronicles] said...

haha! oh Amanda! you crack me up!

Avitable said...

Using trash bags instead of a window is the classy way to go!

Kevin said...

What you should do is take your trashbag hoopty to a really upscale restaurant and ask their valet service to park it for you.

Amanda said...

@Jess: I'm glad my misfortune amuses you ;)

@Avitable: Um, I'm always classy. You know that.

@Kevin: I like the way you think!

Robin said...

Yikes, that is NOT fun, no at all.

Oh and I consider myself a good driver, a very good driver but I HATE driving in the snow and I was born in the fucking snow. I've been petrified of it ever since I spun out on the highway once and ended up in a ditch. I'm ready to move to Hawaii now.