Here’s a brief rundown of last night:
7:30 ish….car breaks down on side of highway by Cedar Hill.
8:00 Brother-in-law gives wife ride home and he assures me that the car is far enough off to the side where we can wait until morning to tow it.
9:00 Police call wanting to know what my car is doing on the side of the highway. I inform them it is broken and we will tow it in the morning. I hang up the phone happy that all is settled.
9:05 Phone rings. Police decide it cannot wait until morning it has to be towed now or it will be impounded and they have already called a local towing company. They ask me where I want it towed. I tell them the destination three times thinking they would probably screw it up so I kept repeating it until I was sure that even a semi-literate monkey could get it right.
Saturday a.m. I wake up, call the towing company to find out where they are based so I can pay them for the tow. During the course of the conversation I find out our car is on the towing company’s lot and not at the auto garage. Of course it is still broken so it will need to be towed again to where it was supposed to go in the first place. Of course, I get to pay another towing fee.
Oh that’s not all dear readers….that car that had to be towed right at the moment last night according to the cops, ….the same cops who said they had already called the towing company….yeah, the towing guy didn’t get the call until midnight. The car was such a danger to society that it sat there an additional three hours after the cops basically threatened to kidnap it to the impound lot if I didn’t take care of it A.S.A.P.
So thank to you officers who over reacted and managed to fuck up something my nine year old could have taken care of. I will be thinking of you all week while I eat ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese because 3/4 of my grocery money for the week, just went into a double towing fee.
I understand you have a tough job, but what’s with the lies? Get bent Officer Whoeverthefuckyouwere. While you are at it, find some competency or maybe even call me up and apologize for the fact that you screwed up. I don’t expect you to reach into your wallet and give me $75 for the second tow even though that’s what I would do if I had done this to someone else. An apology would go a long way though.
UPDATE: My family came through and via friends of friends, I got one towing fee taken care of. The other towing fee will be partially covered by my insurance so not only do I not have to eat ramen all week, but I even splurged on a jar of Nutella for my kid. This is what living on the edge looks like kids! Come join me in the fast lane where my greatest joy of the week was baking banana bread and buying a chocolate hazelnut spread. Now just cross your fingers that the car can be fixed and is not a one ton paper weight.