I woke up this morning not feeling too great. I couldn't sleep last night because of my knee swelling pain and I was tired. I felt like calling in to work sick today, but I decided to be the good employee and head in. Little did I know this was a mistake....
About 8/10 miles of the trip to work, about 500ft before an intersection, I noticed my car starting to get very loud. Then came the crescendo...
THe sound of metal dragging against the ground . I pull over, hazard lights on. The joint from my tail pipe to catalytic converter flange (welded in place) has completely failed and snapped off. I think about calling AAA service, but I remember that there is a very good muffler shop that my parents use nearby. Luckily, I was only 1.5 miles away! So I crawl there, and I am told that I won't have my car all day, that I can pick it up at 5:00PM. I call and somebody from work picks me up. She told me "You know, it seems like you're having a bad day. BUt I'll tell you, when these things happen, they come in 3's". I said "No way, I don't believe that". I was being your typical naive 18 year old at this point.
I go into work, and the production manager goes "BERNIE BERNIE BERNIE". Everything's leaking, the lathe isn't working right, our ionizing blow off *** isn't working, and they need it all now. Apparently the production engineer, who normally comes in at 7AM, was not coming in 'till 11. So I came in around 9, and people were very unhappy because nobody knows how to fix anything themselves there and the production was held up.
I did call my doctor about the knee. THe receptionist said I can't get in until Friday. I was hoping for an earlier appointment, but I didn't have a car anyways I guess. I go into the company 'fridge around 1 (after the production people have eaten lunch), and am told somebody ate my lunch! WTF?! Instead of grilled chicken, I eat PB&J.
Luckily, my car repair only cost me 66 dollars. I go home to call our doctor again to find the phone isn't working. THere's no dial tone anywhere in the house. I go outside to find that the phone line to the house has been snapped. One of the neighbors tells me that during the day, a large utility truck drove by and the carriage piece caught the phone line and snapped it without even realizing it.
I just want this day to end, but it's too early to fall asleep on my own. Is there some sure way I can tire myself out so I can go to bed soon?