There’s been a recent development in my life where I go out to my car and yet again the battery is dead. Why? Because I forget to turn my lights off, a lot. Now I would argue that this is not entirely my fault – the beepy thing is broken. By beeping thing I mean the annoying high-pitched reminder that my lights are still on, a service I hadn’t realized that I relied so heavily upon till my string of dead batteries began.
The silly thing is that I don’t have my own cables, I always have to borrow from someone else.
Here’s my tally over the course of roughly four months:
- Work: 5 times
- School: 2 times
- Parentals: 1 time
Nothing is more depressing than getting off an eight-hour shift at 12:30AM and coming out to a car that won’t start. First I’m struck with denial, no not again, start, staaaaarrrrrt! turning the ignition a few times before I rest my head on the steering wheel. Next I’ll call whoever I know that is either getting off with me or still inside the building (usually either Bryce or Jolene).
Me: Hey, boo!
Friend: What’s up?
Me: So, I kinda left my lights on?
Me: Yeah. Could you come help me?
Friend: You gotta stop doing that!
Me: I know!
Friend: Aiight, be out soon.
Me: *Waiting for assistance, the pointless security guard shows up*
Security: What’s going on here?
Me: Oh my car battery is dead.
Security: Do you have help coming?
Security: *Nods and stares at me*
Friend: *Exiting theater*
Me: There they are. *Pointing dramatically*
Security: Okay, have a good night. *Slowly drives away*
Me: You too.
Friend: Which side of the engine is your battery on?
Me: I don’t know, it’s inside the hood.
Then they’ll hook my car up with their cables since I honestly still don’t know how to do it myself, turns out the batteries on my left side (thank you Bryce).
I always have to hold the cables while it’s being set up, which terrifies me because apparently if the metal parts touch I could die! What? Why’s this so dangerous? I’m truly pathetic with cars beyond the skill of driving them.
But I’ve gone three weeks without my battery dying! I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.