Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Car Wash...not my friend.

I got stuck in a car wash.

It snowed recently in Utah which means the roads turned into salt which means my car went from red to white and I couldn't see out of any of the windows.  Finally,  I went to the car wash.  I should have gone to the one I normally do but I decided to go to one a bit closer to my house.  I pay my $5 for the "Deluxe Wash" and drive in.  It is the kind where it pretty much cages you in and the sprayers circle around your car. 

Well... about half way through the sprayer stops circling (its still spraying full blast).  After a few minutes I was like this isn't right.  I thought NBD I'll just drive out of here. nope.  One of the metal sprayers was in front of my car and there was a tire stopper.  I couldn't escape the car wash.  I turned off my car and started looking around.  It is the biggest oversight in our solar system that there isn't a "Call for Help" number in the car wash.  There was a big button on the wall that said, "Push for Emergency Exit".  Like I'm going to get out of my car while it's still spraying like crazy.  No thanks. 
I played a game of spider solitaire on my iPod while finishing up a RadioLab podcast...still nothin'. 

I wasn't going to die in there so I either had to call 911 or take matters into my own hands.  I decided on the latter.  I drove forward as far as I could then reversed as far as I could.  I did this a bunch of times until it jarred the machine.  It finished the cycle and I drove out never to return again.


Tracy said...

ha ha ha ha... OMG!! I can't believe that. So glad you got out of there without having to call 911.

Stefani said...

This is totally cracking me up. I know I shouldn't laugh at other people's expense, but I can just picture it. And I love that you took matters into your own hands. You're right about the call for help number... oh and nice Brian Regan reference ;)

Natalie said...

this is so funny mave