God Hates My Car December 12, 2008

God Hates My Car

One of my car’s headlights wasn’t working. Last night, I replaced it.

Then I put the keys in the ignition for the drive home and the car didn’t make a sound. Because the battery died. So last night, I replaced that, too.

Then I *really* started to go back home and I realized that my radio was no longer working. This forced me to drive in silence for over 30 minutes. Freaky… That will be fixed shortly.

Between all that, finishing up work for my students’ last week of school before break, and Speech Team coaching responsibilities (you know you’re curious…), I’ve been going a bit crazy the past day or so.

I’m taking a short break.

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  • Sorry to hear about the stress. I can empathise. I just got through university exams, working twice as many hours as usual, and Ottawa got hit by a bad snow-storm (30cm snow and freezing rain) on the night before the bus drivers went on strike, so everyone who doesn’t have a car (i.e. me) has to walk everywhere, or as the City helpfully suggests, bike. In -13 degrees Celcius with snow and crazy traffic… Hope you guys south of the border are enjoying December more than I. 🙂

  • i named my car ganesha and, coincidentally or not, i have actually avoided 4 accidents…

  • cameronp

    Is driving without the radio on really all that bad? I do it all the time. It’s a good way to relax.

  • Ubi Dubium

    What was baby jesus like? Well, my two girls, as newborns, were kind of squashy and wrinkled and red looking. They fussed and pooped and that’s about all. Oh, and they spit up a lot too. Then, after two weeks, they broke out in zits. It takes several weeks before newborns are anything approaching “cute”.

    So forget that idyllic manger scene. He probably had “swaddling clothes rash” and a very cranky mom who had not had any sleep, between feeding the baby, changing the baby, yelling at the shepherds to quit waking up the baby, and kicking out that infernal kid with the drum. That stable is no place any sane person would want to hang around.

  • skinman

    Bon Jovi sucks. I hate Bon Jovi. I hate them. Seriously. I hate them.

  • Beijingrrl

    You should have your car checked to make sure there’s not a short in your electrical system which is causing your various problems. Have a nice break.

  • Baby Jesus, like all babies was A loud noise at one end and a mess at another- food going in one end and waste coming out the other. Also wailing a lot.

    The saddest thing is this weird Disney Flashlight someone gave me. It is pathetically sad

  • vee

    The saddest thing I own is a gift from a friend who died last summer.

  • Rat Bastard

    @Milena- I really enjoyed working on the car today, it was sunny and warm, about 74 at the peak of the day, thank you very much.

    Oh, and baby jeebus was quieter than any baby ever known- he didn’t exist, by all accounts of the time and place.

  • I suppose that the saddest thing I own is…Star Trek UNO cards.

  • Sounds like your alternator is going out.

  • Vincent

    yes, could be the alternator. Could be a short when you put the new light in.
    I’ve had both happen on different vehicles. One is much easier to fix than the other.

  • Mathew Wilder

    No, Stephen, I think that must be the AWESOMEST thing you own.

  • mikespeir

    Face it, Hemant, God hates you. The car is just the first bit of evidence. It’ll get worse.

    So, skinman, what do you think of Bon Jovi?

  • Sounds like your car has electrical problems. Should get that checked out–especially if other odd things start going wrong. Like the Joey said, it very well could be your alternator.

    Or could be that God has been messing with your car….Nah!

  • Richard Wade

    Richard says, “Hemant, whether or not God hates your car probably depends on what kind of car you have.”
    Hemant replies, “I have a…” (fill in any kind of car)
    Richard answers, “OH. Well, that explains it.”

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