We’ve all had days like it. You’re out and about, minding your own business when everything just seems to Go Wrong. I had a day like that at the weekend. I went to a picnic to celebrate my brother’s birthday – lovely! The kids were good, the weather was fantastic and we had a great day. Until I went near my car.
Usually I will be the first to admit if I’ve done something a bit daft (at least to myself, anyway) however on this particular day, things just seemed to happen that were not of my creation. On the way there, my engine light came on. Fortunately, I knew it wasn’t anything serious, just a sensor misbehaving, so I carried on. Then a little light popped up to advise me my tyre pressure was low. Huh. My dashboard was starting to look a little Christmas tree-like. Okay, fine, fine, I can get these bits sorted out, I thought to myself as I trundled over the Dartford Bridge. Then coming home, a guy quite literally took my wing mirror off as he came around the corner on my side of the road. That was a bit of a shocker, I can tell you. We stopped, checked we both retained all of our limbs, he apologised, I collected the bits of my mirror from down the road and I thought with slightly gritted teeth, okay, it’s fine, it can be fixed, and I pushed what remained of the now smashed mirror back into place so I could at least get home and went on my way.
I made my way back towards the Dartford Bridge with my car feeling a little under the weather and me feeling a little paranoid that people were looking at my freshly shattered mirror and silently judging me as they went by, when I had a moment of horror as I saw a large stone hurtling towards my face. Fortunately the windscreen took the brunt of it but the glass was left with two nice big chips in it. “Oh, for goodness sake!!” I snapped. “Really!? Anything else?! Could there be anything else that could happen!?”
Then the petrol light came on.
But epic as my journey seemed at the weekend, it’s nowhere near as bad as this poor chap’s day, so I shall count my blessings:
And then there’s always the times that animals are hell-bent on wrecking your day too:
But then there are the times when… well, there is just no hope for some people, it was destined to not go well right from the outset:
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