June 15th, 2003

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12:16 am - Q: did Jimbo's day suck worse than mine?
A: probably fucking so.

For reference, I did not tear the entire tread surface off of the already-flat tire with my teeth in a transport of rage - the whole damn thing separated completely from the tire, just as you see it there, at 80 mph on the interstate. Just to add insult to injury, it turns out that the monkey-ass motherfuckers at the oil change place put one of the lug nuts on cross-threaded when I let them rotate my tires, so I actually had to TWIST A HALF-INCH STEEL STUD APART LIKE AN APPLE STEM with no better tools than the little hollow-frame toy wrench that comes with the little rubber doughnut on the toy wheel in the trunk.

I am glad I am not a scrawny man. Because this was the kind of place where my cell phone had absolutely no coverage - even though I was ON THE INTERSTATE. The kind of place where they feel the need to actually put up a ten foot sign to let you know that Chester, SC is 22 miles thataway - in spite of the fact that Chester, SC is the kind of place that would normally make absolutely zero impact on anyone further than, say, a bowshot away. The kind of place where "a bowshot away" is a very crucial distance, because, well, they'uns in Chester likes to go bow-huntin'.

And of course none of the tire places are open on Sunday, and I already drove 88 miles on a 50-mile toy tire, so instead of delivering 11 computers to a customer tomorrow, I had to make an embarassed call to the customer and request A RIDE to their office and back. Sigh. Oh well, at least the customer in question is cute. (Married, and totally not on the menu, but cute.)

Current Mood: aggravated
Current Music: Bloodhound Gang - Asleep At The Wheel

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[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: June 14th, 2003 - 09:50 pm
(Married, and totally not on the menu, but cute.)

More like "Married, but I was so embarrased about having to ask for a ride that I didn't want to risk LOSING the ride by asking her if SHE wanted a ride of another sort."

[User Picture] From: apotheon
Date: June 16th, 2003 - 02:20 am
The two of us have probably been in far closer proximity to each other this weekend than ever before, and we didn't even know it. Friday I passed through Georgia, South Carolina, and part of North Carolina twice, and I've been in Florida the rest of the weekend. Wotta coinkydink.

G'luck with this bad-day stuff. I actually had a pretty good Father's Day with two generations of direct male-line ancestry, among other relatives.

[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: June 16th, 2003 - 03:46 am

"I am glad I am not a scrawny man..."

oooh, buff jimbo!

From: aduncous
Date: June 16th, 2003 - 11:48 am
Jeebus Christ!!

Jim, I'm so sorry! Doesn't reduce your own agony, I know, but you have my acute groans of empathy by your side.

Fucking tires.

[User Picture] From: blue_canary
Date: June 16th, 2003 - 07:49 pm
Holy God, that sucks. Good thing you aren't scrawny, indeed!

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