on memorial day ( monday ), i get back from a camping trip, whoohoo, unpack, shower, etc. decide its a great day to drive to my girlfriends house and spend the night ( about an hour away ). Given that i have a job interview at 3pm on tuesday, i only bring enough stuff for monday night / tuesday morning. Obviously no need for a phone charger, etc. WELL i was wrong.
15 minutes into the trip, driving with windows down, i smell a lil smoke. nothing in the rearview, so i chalk it up to the fact i live in jersey and it smells. goes away within 2 minutes, so im not overly worried. Stop at a rest stop, check under the hood, etc. all seems in order. So back on the highway, 20 minutes later... there it is again. stop at the next rest area, check again. this time my washer fluid thing is uncapped... so i figured it might have popped off, spilled a lil which burned. nope. about 15 minutes from my destination, slowing down for a toll booth. BAM!!! screeched to a halt in the fucking toll. car wont start. people are beeping and yelling and im just fucking panicing. FINALLY it starts, and i lurch onward, searching for an open mechanic ( its memorial day, no luck ) . Five minutes later, same thing happens at a red light. Im fucked. Thankfully some bikers park, and push me into the shoulder. so now im calling AAA, my girlfriend, everything. Tow truck comes, takes me to the closest mechanic, which is closed. so i leave a note, my ignition key, and my contact info with the attendant. girlfriend picks me up, we go to a party... i get messed up and forget about everything.
next day, find out the mechanic isnt in til 11. FUCK my interview is at 3. I need this job so i can pay for my summer classes. FUCK. FINALLY get in touch with him at 1. Interview is now out the window as he informs me its a 500$ , 5 hour job. Call my parents trying to get any money, no luck. So the guy says i can either get the 500$ shit done, let him ghetto rig it for 100$, or get my car out of his fucking lot. Fine take my 100$ for some bullshit, watever. so its done today at like noon, i have my gf drive me there, i pay the asshole. begin my long cautious drive home. oh yeah and my phone by now has died, since i had no charger. So i buy a prepaid wireless phone in case i break down. more $ out the pocket. crawl home at like 50- 55 mph. FINALLY make it to my school, check my computer for class location... and its fucking not listed. so im gonna miss my first class of the summer, after fucking struggling for 2 days to get shit figured out, paid for, and get home. Oh yeah, and i still owe 1400$ for the class by the end of next month. and no other interviews in sight. yeah. fuck.