Friday, July 6, 2012
Harry Potter and the Mini Cooper Killer
Of course you know when I started my new job I also started a longer commute. Then entered a new ride for my longer commute and also I started listening to audio books to distract from said commute. Everything since has been going wonderfully. I love my job, I don't mind the commute and I've been blowing through books that have been on my reading list for years. Well, until that one day. I was driving through a construction zone, which to Pennsylvanians is no big deal because the roads in this state seem to permanately be 'under construction'. Then I hit a patch and I was literally air born out of my seat. My poor little mini is slammed into a hole and the noise it made I thought I was going to have to be towed home. Amazingly my car was left with little damage. I had to have an alignment, blah blah blah. That's not what this story is about. So the next morning on my drive to work I try to eject the 14th disc of the very last Harry Potter book. My cd player made a horrible noise. I try again and again, the cd won't eject. Jonathan investigates and he discovers that this is a common problem. When low mini coopers which certain suspension systems hit wicked bumps the disc can come off the track in the cd player and become jammed. It couldn't be a classic cd jammed in my car. It couldn't be a cd THAT I OWN jammed in my car. No, it is a random part of the fucking Harry Potter series that is owned by the local library jammed in my car. Now EVERYTIME I start my vehicle I hear "Hello Neville, we got your message." I have yet the time or energy to take my car into a dealer to get the shit taken out so I have to deal with that stupid welcome every time I start my car.