A Series of Unfortunate Events: Could this be the worst day ever?

Posted: September 7, 2012 in Random me stuff

After another night/morning of mild insomnia, today’s agenda was very simple: 1) Wake up late 2)eat breakfast 3)go to uwi @ 1pm 4) pick mommy up at 2.30pm 5) go home. Nice easy day eh? Oh well here’s what actually happened.

(8) this is the land of my birth (8) blares as my cell phone rings. I look up at the clock and lo and behold its just 7.00am. I miss the call, I go back to sleep. *RING RING RING* its the land line now. I drag myself to it to hear a frantic Mommy saying on the other end “Shane you need to come now, your father car smoking. we at the gas station at the foot of Jack’s Hill.” Spring to life drag on some clothes, jump in the car and I’m off. What greets me not too long after…TRAFFIC.

Anyway, I eventually get to the gas station. by this time mommy has taken a taxi. I see a forlorn Mr cunningham. New agenda: take him to UTECH, pick up the mechanic, check out the car, hopefully go back home and revert to the old agenda.

We get to UTECH. Drive to King st. to pick up the mechanic. On the way back to the gas station i realise  Daddy did not give me the keys for the locked up car at the gas station. SIGH. Back to UTECH I go. Get the keys and zip right back to the foot of Jack’s Hill.

Mechanic checks oil, all is well. Opens radiator cap, lacking water. Nothing big right? Pours one bottle of water – fine, pours some more… all i heard was woosh. ALL the water and cooolant from the radiator is now running from under the car towards Barbican Rd. Diagnosis: Busted water hose.

New agenda: Pick up daddy from UTECH, get hose, go back to the gas station with mechanic to fix the car, revert to original agenda. Zoom, back to UTECH AGAIN!!!. Now where do we get this part. Store 1 – No, Store 2 – No, Store 3 (Which is the official dealer for Suzuki by the way) – NO, and bout an hour later Store 4 – FINALLY!!!. So the day is finally going right. Something good is finally happening. HA.

Now we go back to the garage at King St for some tools with the mechanic, make a stop somewhere off Spanish Town Road and again began the long journey back to the foot of Jacks Hill. Drive the full length of Maxfield Ave, Through HWT, Up Hope Rd, Turn left onto West King’s House Road, STOP LIGHT AT LOSHUSAN. Nothing special bout a red light right? Anyway, the other side gets amber then red and its our green, AS we enter the intersection all i heard was a long POOOOOOOFFFFF!!! with a side order of smoke. SMH. Down goes car # 2. Silver lining: being in walking distance from the foot of Jacks Hill. SO shane and the mechanic make the trek back to the gas station leaving my father to guard smoking car # 2.

New agenda: fix hose, get daddy some water for that radiator, go home and forget about the original agenda. Note it is now after 12 going to one. Spare a moment to recall what the initial departure time was. PS no tea, no breakfast but alas these are minor details. Back to the story.

Hose is fixed, back to the open lot where my bewildered and fatigued father was. We open the radiator cap to see some goo on the radiator cap and again not enough water. Water added and when all seemed back to normal, closer inspection from the mechanic revealed the days next horror…RADIATOR IS NOW CRACKED!!!. Car #2 which was rescuing car # 1 is now a much bigger issue. Again SMH. It is now a couple minutes after 1 pm. (see original agenda to see where I should have been at that time).

New agenda: steer Car #2 as it is towed by car #1 to a constant spring rd radiator place, go home, then go for mommy, then go back home and just lay the hell down. So we attach the tow rope and we move off all the while the mechanic beside me giving me countless instructions as to what to do whilst being towed. We get around barbican rd, all the way around to the intersection of Grants Pen and  Shortwood Rd and wouldnt you guess it this traffic light chose today not to be working. We slowly approach the intersection, and as Car #1 slowly drags Car #2  around the corner where the JPS truck was already holding up traffic…POW!!! Yes you guessed it, ROPE BUSS.

Thank God the mechanic must have been a boy scout cau two twos the rope fix up and we on the road again. We eventually get to the radiator shop. Long and short of that is when the radiator was taken out the previously mentioned goo was not some negligible debris but it was lining the entire tank of the radiator. Lets just say this paste lining resembled strawberry ice cream. This story ends last but not least with a bill consisting of 5 figures.

I guess alls well that ends well. Now near 2.00pm I glimpse Usain bolt and then Yohan Blake ripping up the track as I cross constant spring rd to a Pharmacy to buy a biscuit and a pespi bubbla in an attempt  to address the stomach grumbling.

Mommy was then picked up and we drove home. Arrival time approximately 3.30pm, a full 8 hours after the initial departure time. I dont know how fun your day was today but I assure you Mine was SUPER SUPER FUN.

  1. belleJonelle says:

    LOL! Shane and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!!!

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