Rebecca (beeker121) wrote,

gods hate french fries - a meditation

Last night after rehearsal I was driving north to stay at the friend's house where I've been cat sitting for the last two weeks and I realized I was hungry and she doesn't have any snacky food.  So I took a slightly longer route in and stopped through a McDonald's drivethru.  I ordered, got my food, confounded the counter person by giving them $5.01 for a $4.86 check (I still got 14 cents in change, I decided not to fight it), and then prepped to drive away by rolling up my window.   Which didn't roll up all the way.  FYI, the windows are electric in my '96 Honda.  I stared at the window in consternation for a moment and then realized that the glass of the window had somehow fallen off the track again**.  So I drove to my friend's with the window only half up, grateful that at least the rain had stopped.  Upon arrival I studied the window more carefully.  The end closest to the front of the car was dipping low, pulling the back straight part away from being parallel with the door.  I manually pushed it square and then worked the switch to close it a little more, this got me to within three inches of being closed.  At which point I taped two garbage bags to the window, looped them over the top of the door frame and shut the door for the night.

**Yes, again.  The same thing happened two years ago.  That time in early December and it was raining, but it was after a late night fast food run through a drive thru when my window didn't go up.  Seeing the pattern?  A friend helped me take apart the door and reset the window closed, but I didn't have it fixed  to go up and down again until January of this year. 

Things I have learned:
- I am now surprisingly good at manually pushing my window into place.
- When this happens the time it takes to do something so your window isn't just sitting open for the night will make your food cold.  Making you even more annoyed by the entire process.
- Cold McD's food is slightly better than cold In and Out.

This morning when I went out to check on the car I found that the window motor was a little happier and so by manually squaring the window off I have it almost completely closed.  There is still a 1/4" gap along the front curve that whistled at me on the way home, but I have now sealed that off with gaff tape, meaning I can wait a little while before taking it back to a mechanic.

So apparently, I am not supposed to eat fast food of any kind, but especially french fries, after 11pm.  And if I try the gods will come and break my drivers side window making using a drive thru a near impossibility just to remind me.   Stupid gods.  Stupid french fries.
Tags: car, french fries, stupid

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