Monday, February 08, 2010

FFS

So its Monday morning.
We wake up late.
The kids are shitty and won't do as they are told.
Hubby is stressing over his first day of work and losing everything, including his car keys.
There is a lot of shouting going on.
Finally I get the kids into the car, running fifteen minutes late.
Traffic horrendous, pissing down rain, and 2km traffic jam on the motorway giving the kids ample time to wind themselves up into a fit of yelling - which I coped with outstandingly well, by yelling back.
What would be the worst farking thing that could go wrong in this situation? What would be the most cliched, ridiculous thing to happen?

Yes. A FLAT FARKING TYRE.
So, as I came off the motorway I noticed the steering was All Over The Place, and I had a feeling it was the tyre. So I limped to the school car park, which mercifully is undercover, and was met with the flattest tyre I have ever seen.  No chance of getting to a garage on that baby. No way.

Not having the patience to wait for some man to rescue me - I'm sorry but my feminist principles would not cope with that - I changed it myself.  Had Dad offering advice on the mobile - like loosen the nuts before you jack the car up - which was brilliant because I would've done it the other way around, and away I went.

The worst bit was getting the spare tyre on, they're bloody heavy and of course my back was not happy. But now I'm home safe, swallowing neurofen, and feeling rather bloody pleased with myself.

Rargh.

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Caz said...

Oh what a morning you had! funny it's bright and sunny down here in the Viclands. Hope the day get brighter and brighter :)

Christie said...

Good for you!I know I would have waited to be rescued...maybe by a savvy Mum like you who has done it before. Next time this happens to me, I resolve to give it a damn good try myself (before I dial my hubby).

Kellyansapansa said...

Well done, that's definitely something to be proud of! Sorry about your sucky morning though :o)

livemorenow said...

what a crap morning, I agree its hard work putting the tyre back onto the lugs - its an awkward lift. I hate how your hands feel after changing a tyre.

Melissa said...

Too true, sometimes it just goes that way.

I laughed my backside off, if that makes you feel any better. I shouted out to hubby 'Caitlyn got a flat farking tyre' and he laughed too.

Thanks for sharing.

Quixotic said...

Always the way, it doesn't rain it pours...
Sometimes you just want to stab something... hope tomorrow is better!!!

Philbee, said...

Just remember: it's only flat on the bottom!

Philbee, said...

Just remember: it's only flat on the bottom!

Melissa said...

Too true, sometimes it just goes that way.

I laughed my backside off, if that makes you feel any better. I shouted out to hubby 'Caitlyn got a flat farking tyre' and he laughed too.

Thanks for sharing.