Cool Car Tales - 2nd Trip

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hey All!  I am loving driving The Chevy Traverse - and will talk about it on TELEVISION today at 10am central on Showcase Minnesota
I will put up the video Saturday for you!

So while I am doing that...My Peeps are writing my blog. 

Today's Guest Post is from:

BWS tips button  Yeah for Michelle!  She is taking us back in time to tell us how CLUMSY she is...
and how one time that "hampered" her ability to drive her car.

I've always been clumsy - ever since I was little. That carried over into my driving as a teenager. I can't tell you how many times I slammed my finger in a car door, hurt myself with the seatbelt (yes, really. LOL), hit a car in a parking lot (that was parked!), or backed into a light pole. It was sort of a running joke in my family that any car I'd ever own would probably end up with dents/scratches/a missing bumper/etc. They weren't kidding! There is one story that stands out more than others. Probably because my parents like to bring it up at every family function.


I went out with friends one night and it was a late night (to my mom's standards). I drove home and I was getting off the interstate I literally plowed my tire into a curb. I decided to back off the curb and keep driving cause I was only about 10 minutes from home. It was like 2 am and I didn't really want to deal with a cop asking me what I was doing parked on a curb at 2 am. It couldn't have been that bad right? I just hit a curb! I kept hearing this weird sound and I noticed that it was an awfully bumpy ride. I couldn't really figure out why it was so bumpy but figured it was no big deal. I'd make it home and whatever was wrong would be fixed by my stepdad the next day. I mean, HELLO I needed a car to keep up with my ever growing social life and he would never let me be without a car! I parked it in front of my parent's house and went to bed.

This was back in the days when I could sleep until noon on a Saturday. My mom tried to wake me up several times and I heard her but ignored her. It was the weekend and I was sleeping till noon no matter what. To be honest, I forgot about my car troubles anyway. Being responsible was totally over rated at that point in my life. Finally she had enough and she shook me until I woke up. She said, "Ummm Michelle what the HELL happened to your car?" I can't remember what my response was but I think it was "nothing!" My mom then gave me the "look" and told me to go look outside under the carport.



Outside I found something similar to this:


(Photo credit AA1Car.com)

Except my darling stepdad had already removed the tire (or what was left of it) from my car and put a donut on it. He was already at the tire store replacing my tire. That picture doesn't even do justice for what it really looked like. There was a few shreds of tire left and the rest was all rim. So basically I drove home on a RIM with no rubber attached to it.

Yeah, I'm responsible, intelligent and quite possibly the epitome of a woman driver.
Now, can I borrow your car??

16 comments:

Cathy said...

My dad would have killed me if I came home with a tire looking like that! He certainly wouldn't have run off and fixed it without lecturing me first. I can't believe you drove 10 miles on a rim!!

Steven Anthony said...

Wow, now that takes some skill...lol great story ;)

sprinkles said...

I did that once, only my drive home was about 5 or so miles. I drove up too close to the curb at the post office and popped my tire. Didn't feel it pop but when I drove home, I kept wondering what that awful noise was! And then I realized it was me!!! Got home and some guy saw me out in the driveway trying to change my tire and he took care of it for me. I drove to the tire store on a donut and my parents were never any the wiser!

Mommy Lisa said...

I just love this story! ;)

MommyLovesStilettos said...

Ahhh yes, I am not always the brightest crayon in the box :) But it gives me good blogging material :)

Dee Crowe said...

OMG! I'm surprised you didn't ruin the rim doing that...great story!

Lisa Anne said...

LMAO, sorry it's only because you remind me of me. I'm super clumsy trip over your own feet walk into things and crash my car clumsy. I don't even want to touch our new Camero clumsy.

I love how much I can relate!

Chantele said...

lmao Shell!

Chantele said...

Oh, and I'm a new follower! :)

~J said...

LMAO! This is great!!!

Carrie said...

You are a crazy woman! If I would have done that my father would have made me change my own tire! LMAO!

The Bipolar Diva said...

This sounds vaguely familiar to me. Hmmm, I'm wondering if we're related?

MommyLovesStilettos said...

My stepdad would probably say that all women drivers are related to eachother :)

sarah said...

Michelle!

I have a lil surprise for you over at my blog!

Whatcha waitin' for? Go look :)

http://nodontandstop.blogspot.com/2010/05/its-finally-friday.html

Big Mama Cass said...

LMFAO! Sheeeeeesh woman!!! That is so funny! I can't believe it was THAT bumpy and you just drove home! LOL I have hit many a parked cars ... oops ...

Marla said...

I can't wait to show Bob this post. He's a fleet manager and will LOVE it!

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