January 19, 2005

Well, THAT was fun!


What a day. Really....not all that good.

Let me explain..**Deep breath**

We have a new line going out. On of our larger retailers happen to be recieving thier product this week. Yipee (/sarcasam). Last night I get a call from one location. Seems they recieved 8 queen size mattresses, but 8 twin foundations. Gotta tell you, doesn't show too well on the floor like that. OK - I gotta go tag them so we can ship the correct ones and pick up the wrong ones.

Ring ring....shit, another location, same problem.

This morning....I find out there are issues at each and every location I cover. So, instead of out hitting stores this morning, I'm at the house, slamming out paperwork so that I can get this straightened out ASAP.

Then, around 2:00 I leave so that I can hit at least 5 stores today. First visit, ok, stressful, busy, but ok. I leave there and get on I4. Heading into downtown Orlando. I'm on the phone with Bou when the car jerks. Again. Just quick little jerks. Then the RPMs spike to 5 and back down real quick like. Then the change oil light comes on, and immediately the low oil light comes on and the car shuts off. In the inside lane. Of I4. During rush hour.

No warning. No oil leaks. No other issues. Nothing.

Son of a bitch.

I tell Bou I gotta go - car broke down - and get the car off the road, into the inside median. Yeah - it's almost as wide as a car. THAT's real safe. I call a tow truck and sit to wait.

_Jon calls and asked me why I broke my car. Made me laugh - man I really needed that.

Then Lee Ann calls - bless her heart - sorry I had to jump off so quick. Tow truck called, Ranger shows up , police barricade at the exit to catch a robbery suspect....just a couple things going on.

So....tow truck shows up. Bright spot.....Tow Truck driver very very hot!! WooHoo.....if my damned cell phone would have quite ringing (customers) I could have had a little "chat" with him. ;-)

Get to PEPBoys - but it's too late for them to look at it tonite. Tomorrow.

Call my friends to see if they would run to my house and pick up my check book - yes, I forgot the wallet this morning - and give me a ride if I need it. They say yes (what else are they gonna say) and I wait.

I have another wonderful _Jon conversation - very wise man!! Finally my friends arrive. Cannot locate the checkbook and they went through the entire house.

Son of a Bitch. The house is not in any condition to be "gone through". It's awful. Still haven't unpacked from Vegas. Oh well, they know all my dirty secrets now.

So....now I wait to hear from PEPBoys tomorrow and see how bad it really is. Then...I'll take a cab into Orlando to pick up my car.....please let it get fixed tomorrow, please please please.

Son of a Bitch.

Oh well, plenty of time for reports and blogging tomorrow. Oh, and I guess I'll finally get unpacked from Vegas.

So....how was YOUR day?

Posted by Tammi at January 19, 2005 09:49 PM

Sorry to hear you had arough day.. At least it's not raining...right?

Posted by: Koolaid at January 19, 2005 10:56 PM

Damn hun, that blows! Sounds like something bad went really wrong with the car, hope it get's fixed, sounds like the day Bianca had (she's on my side bar) {{{hugs}}}

Posted by: Sean at January 20, 2005 02:39 AM

I'm just glad I only have pnuemonia and no voice. I'd rather deal with this that what you just described. Hope things go better for you today!

Posted by: contagion_1@yahoo.com at January 20, 2005 08:19 AM

I forgot to tell you... my day was good. Well, a little stressful when you broke down on I-4 during Rush Hour, but other than that... it was good. :)

Posted by: Bou at January 20, 2005 11:15 AM

Glad to see you are home and able to post to your blog. Stay safe!

Posted by: vw bug at January 20, 2005 11:19 AM