While traveling to an appointment 40 minutes from my hometown, my engine light came on. Not only did it glow with warning, it also had the abbreviations ACS and TRAC OFF in bright orange.
I assumed traction off was probably not a good thing. Since my husband lives in a town an hour and a half away during the week, I knew I'd have to handle the situation myself...
Or call my dad.
Dad met me over at the dealership to have it inspected per our local mechanic shop's request after being unable to see any issues.
We drop the car off and I head into work. During my evening lunch break, my mom takes me by the dealership. I walk into the first door I see, explain that I dropped my car off, here to pick it up. He gives me the "hang on a second, I'm on the phone" finger.
He hangs up and says I should talk to another guy, so he walks to the back, grabs some guy who then comes to the front desk. (Now mind you, I was not in the part of the dealership that sells cars, I was in the area that looked like the place where mechanics reside....)
"How can I help you?!"
"Just here to get my car!"
"Oh, well you are going to need to drive through this way, turn right. Go through these doors and speak with the guys over there."
Hmmmmm, ok and the other guy who gave me the "wait" finger, couldn't have TOLD ME THAT?!
So get back in the car with my mom, she drives me over to the other side. Walk up and a bunch of guys are hanging around.
One of them says, "Mam, they've already picked up your car!"
I stared at him blankly and said, "I see it parked right there..."
"Oh, I was just playing with cha!"
Next guy comes out and says, "Here to pick up your car?"
At this point all the riff raff have come out to see the blonde girl who is obviously irritated.
"YES SIR, just NEED THE KEYS!!!!!!"
"Well mam, it's ready to go. Seems the problem was your gas cap wasn't properly placed on. Gotta remember that!"
No lie, he winked at me and handed me the keys. Like you poor, simple minded woman.
And that ladies and the few gentlemen who read this blog is why this particular woman refuses to deal with car issues of any kind.