I have had a lot of bad days in my lifetime. I’m sure the average person can say that they have had some bad days, but I am the reigning champion (with no competition in sight). There is one day in my mind that stands out as the worse day of my life. I could not make this up if I tried so I will just state what I know to be true.
I was coming back from lunch one day and I got in a turning lane on a busy highway and my car cut off. I tried to start back up, but my car would not start. It was a pitiful feeling because a lot of people were turning and I was blocking the lane. In all honesty, it probably was not any more than the usual amount of people that would be turning on that street during that time. It just felt like I was blocking millions of other drivers from reaching their destinations.
They didn’t have any shame about letting me know how upset they were. I heard horns and a few expletives that I had never heard combined together before. I had just finished paying for the car. I was thinking that I was going to have this vehicle for another 5 years. As the sweat dripped down my forehead – this was during the summer – I could not help but cry at the thought of another monthly car note.
I had no idea what was going wrong with the car. Someone came over to jump start me after lots of other people passed me by. I was super grateful for the help, but the jump start did not help me at all. It wasn’t my battery. The idea of calling a towing service was as unappealing as sitting in this broken down vehicle.
I was frustrated, but I was also embarrassed. I was in standing out in the highway with a car that would not start and there were pretty girls everywhere just looking at me like I was the most pitiful site they had seen for the day. I was in a college town so there were tons of students just passing to gawk at me and my broken down vehicle. I am sure that they were just headed to class, but it seemed like they were driving just to stare and point at my broken car. It goes down in history as the worst day of my life.