Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Not such a little green rocket..

You're doing the best you can, getting on, only whingeing at the people who know you best, and the post Christmas routine is a bit well, blah, and you really could do with a lovely bright shiney diversion.

You power through the day's official work because you need to be at home to do genuinely important ( but not life threatening) work of your own in helping to set up your new business. It's all ok, you're winning.

And then your car won't start.

And as you pull your lovely new CKidston spotty bag off the passenger seat in disgust, you notice that the pint of milk you're taking home for refrigeration has leaked. Which means the documents in your bag will be a bit whiffy when you hand them in at the bank tomorrow! And the helpful mechanic bloke from round the corner said he'd come over before the end of the day, which is entirely reasonable, but makes you feel neglected and well, put out. He says it sounds like the alternator's gone if the battery is flat. Huh? I don't really care, I just want it to work. A bit like the loss of broadband, or having your water turned off for a few hours, it is staggeringly inconvenient to live without such conveniences. I feel spoiled and Hilton-esque for complaining, but without a new alternator, what can I do?



Please, don't advise me about public transport, shanks' pony, or calling a friend. I'm enjoying the moany pouty fifteen year old that has sprung out of me this afternoon. She's likely dressed in skin tight green jeans and an orange t shirt and prowling around seeking attention. I'll leave you to figure out what hasn't changed.
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27 comments:

Clare H said...

{{{HUG}}}

LadyBug said...

bother about the car and reval in the moany pouty teenager!! it's not often us wives/mothers get chance to be that person ;) I'm more interested in the new spotty CK bag!!! do tell :)

Doone said...

you drive yourself????

Get a chauffeur - it's their job to keep the engine running for god sake

you are a busy brilliant Business Woman

and Soooo Young to be Soooo Successful

10/10 fantasy

LadyBug said...

that was meant to say REVEL but my spelling is getting worst since starting back at the high school!!!!

Scrapcat 1 said...

hope your day gets better

Handmade with Love said...

What a day! Hope your car is fixed soon and not too stinky. Tracey x

Linby said...

sorry to hear about your car, after all when it doesn't go it's just a heap of metal! I too have a spotty KC bag I pull off my seat, mine is the blue one with white spots- is yours??
Linbyx

Pam said...

YOur the 3rd person I have heard moaning about their car not working; although the 1st one was all her own fault - took DD to work sunday down the A419 when the girl in front lost control and done a ping ball type manouver off the centre reservation 50 yards in front of me before dumping it in a ditch, so glad I knew the roads were icy and was drivng slowly or I think she may have hit me! HOpe you get your car sorted and I dont see it being towed along the road 2 days from now (like the one on Sunday!). Hugs Pam x

Kirsty.a said...

Oh dear, I commiserate. I really rely on my car

BuTtOnZ said...

You enjoy your strop!! I would be lying on the floor pounding my fists into the ground and wailing like a banshee if it was me!!
Hope everything got sorted

x

alexa said...

A good moan and a strip is therapeutic, so go for it - cheering you on over here! Especially in such a vibrant colour combo...

alexa said...

Oops, that should have said 'strop!"

butlersabroad said...

Oh, I don't know! You could strip too, the stroppy teenager probably would! Alternator packed up on my car too last year, only I happened to be driving it at the time and ground to a halt at the side of the road! Be thankful for small mercies!

Helen said...

Love the vision of you in skin tight jeans in your strop! Hope your car is now fixed and you have got the milk smell off the documents.... just think, it can only get better!!

Sue said...

Hi Julia
lol brill post hun, you always make me smile. Sorry the car is poorly hope soon up n running again, sue,xx

Ohhh Snap said...

Ack! I hope things get better, but enjoy the 15 year old pout :D.

Poppit said...

I feel you pain! My old fiesta conked out on Boxing Day in a spectacular fit of smoke!!! It's so bad I'm STILL waiting for the garage to call me back! (when no news is NOT god news!). It IS inconvenient!!! Hope yours gets treatment. Sadly, it was just too late for mine. :-(

misteejay said...

Oh how frustrating (((hugs)))

I too spotted the ref to a new CK bag...you just gotta show which one you have.

Toni xx

lisa said...

You have a good moan, Julia. Go throw those ribbons about again, it'll make you feel better.
I hate it when they don't start either. After having a car that was tempremental for ages, I sympathise. Hopefully you're lovely mechanic will get you motoring again soon.
Hugs Lisax

Carmen said...

You and my Dad both. He's been car-less for a week now. He said he feels like he's had a limb lopped off. Most inconvenient for me - he was supposed to be helping in dump runs of smelly rubbish from the unit. Now I have to make my own already smelly car... smellier!

Amberbop said...

Oh you know what, Julia? Just kick the car. Hard. Kick it again. That's what my bathingsuit and blue jean clad 15 year old self would do. Then I'd call someone cute and have them borrow their daddy's pick up. Hugs and HUGS. xoox I hope it's all better soon.

Debs said...

You need a journal to wreck so you can take it out on that! I do hope the outfit has changed because that would be whiffier than the bank documents! Yes, lose your car for a day and your legs have been cut off, hope it fixed now xxx

sandra de said...

Sorry to hear about the car but, I want to see the CK bag. I already have the teenager so know exactly how that looks.

Amy said...

So. Basically you wear green jeans, too?
We have way more in common than we thought.
Julia! Do you have dreadlocks?!?!
Xx,
Amy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And here I thought I was whining when I was without power last night and today in sub zero weather. So glad you set me straight. Now all I need are some pouty lips and an orange tee to match.

Sorry to hear about the car, though. I'll "whinge" with you! And I know how to repair alternators, just not electricity coming from the pole.

Pam said...

Did you say an ORANGE t-shirt? Frickin awesome!

Lyn said...

OMG that situation would have my Inner Brat (Mivvi Anne - what's yours called?) in full sail. I mean, just HOW can one cope with such inconveniences? Alternator? ALTERNATOR? All I need to know is where to put the liquid gold costing petrol in an emergency because no-one has done it for me. You have me and my brat right with you, Girlfriend!