"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm not blonde, and keep the polish jokes to yourself...

Um. Yea, this is my tire. I'm kinda proud of it. This past fall, I had a nail in my tire. Fix a Flat was the only option to get me home from cleveland, because no one, not even a towing company could get my tire off. Even with that stuff that loosens screws.

I had a friend try with an impact drill. No go.

In the end I had to pay to have my donut put on. I guess I'm kinda proud of the stratus and its inability to let go. We are working on this together.

At that time, the tow guy said, you need new tires you have steel coming through on the back. Eh, I'll get to it. Cut to the winter time when I'm sliding all over the place, and manfriend told me 50 times, you need new tires. Eh...I'll get to it.

Cut to about 3 months ago, when my car developed an odd "wobble" It kinda shimmied back and forth like it was dancing. Manfriend said perhaps I bent my rim, cus I like to check out a lot of curbs to be sure they are safe...wink wink.

Friday night I'm driving to Cleveland, and my wobble seems to be getting worse on the hiway. I slow down to about 50 and it didn't help so I proceed to call manfriend, and tell him he may have to come get me, my cars acting weird...and all at once I heard horrible noises falling from my back end, smelled something hot, and told manfriend my car was on fire.

I was a wreck, because, I'm awesome in an emergency. I must say he really has a level head and told me to pull over, get my purse and get out of the car. It turns out my car wasn't on fire, it just fell apart while I was driving.

The tire, that is.

Manfriend came to rescue me, and gave me his coat, and was generally cute and sexy all at once, because I love nothing more than a man doing menswork (changing the tire) aaaand being protective of me all at once. *swoon*

I helpd. I mean, held the flashlight. I wanted to hold the nuts too (lug...) but visions of ralphie losing them and using the "F dash dash dash" word stopped me.

So it turns out, the only thing wrong with my tire was it was balt and wearing unevenly. My car drives like a dream on the donut. Only now, I have the fun task of buying a new odd sized tire for my car when I don't have the money.

Reason 567,981 not to have kids. They don't listen, and could die on the expressway one day.


mylittlebecky said...

this would SO happen to me. i'm the worst at cars.

heather said...

must be a weird stratus quirk. i've lost two tires (both on the front driver side) because they were wearing funny and became so bald, steel wires were coming out.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

not gonna lie, when i saw this on facebook i kinda giggled.

i mean the tire literally fell apart! haha

Teena in Toronto said...

You're poor tire! I wouldn't have a clue how to change it.

Fizzgig said...

me too. same w/my battery my manfriend kept saying i needed to get a new one for like a year. and i ended up stranded at the circle k. lol

dont say the stratus is quirky. i have like, 3 more years to pay on it. lol

I would've too honestly

me either. i mean i watch it being done but it takes muscle to get them off. and while i do lift 8lbs, i dont think i can remove a tire.

MzAriez said...

Definitely been there. After the tow and the new tire, I regretted not taking a picture of the rim and strip of tire left. I go through so many tires in Ohio. I wonder why?

Allison M. said...

oh no.

if it makes you feel any better, I once ran over the curb and couldn't make it my luncheon. I sat outside waiting for AAA

Fizzgig said...

mz: hmm maybe its the fact that our roads suck and they are permanently under construction? lol

that sucks! i realized though, i need to invest in roadside assistance on my insurance. for peace of mind!