I did something really stupid yesterday but it keeps making me laugh when I think about it. Sometime in the late afternoon I talked to my roommate and she told about how her car had broken down again. This always surprises me since she got this car brand new while we were in college and it is newer than my car. She always has story after story about how awful her dealership is ect. I went on a long tangent about how my car has been so awesome and whenever something is wrong with it how my dealership is so incredible blah blah blah(which by the way is true). I drive a 2001 Acura TL and I have been so impressed with the dealership where I get it serviced that I would buy another one in a heartbeat. When Deaner and I move to Germany my dad is going to buy my car for my brother. The car has 103k miles on it and I just don't feel comfortable bringing a car that old to another country where they don't even sell Acuras. Anyways, I digress. So after I go on and on about how my car never has any issues, something horrible happens. I noticed that morning that my car was making a funky noise on my way to work. Solution? Turn up the music and ignore. Unfortunately on the way home the noise was getting louder and louder. It was this awful rattling noise that sounded like it was coming from my dashboard and/or glove compartment. I tried holding my hand on the dashboard while I was driving to see if I could feel any vibration. Nothing. The noise is now becoming more frequent. I turned the radio off completely so I could 100% concentrate on what it could be. I briefly contemplated calling Acura to see if they could give me a service appointment but it was after 5pm and I had no idea when I would actually be able to bring it in. I was going to have to ask Deaner to do it on his day off Friday. My bachelorette party is this weekend and I have friends coming in from everywhere leaving me no time to deal with this. As tears were starting to prick at my eyes because all I could think about was how expensive this was going to be for me (after all, a noise like this could only be $$$) I happened to glance up at my rear view mirror. Imagine my surprise when I realized that my GA400 TOLL TAG (a hard white plastic box--no I have not gotten the new sleek sticker like tag yet) has come partially detached from my windshield and seems to be dangling by a thread. Sure enough at that exact moment I went over some bump in the road that allowed me to witness the toll tag bang into my rear view mirror, thus creating the horrible noise!! As realization struck regarding how stupid I was you can hardly imagine my relief. Nothing was wrong with my car, it wasn't about to blow up, and I can continue to brag about how nothing ever happens to it. Well, I might keep those thoughts to myself. Crisis averted.
4 months ago