I was so tired of seeing my car a total mess with all the salt, snow, slush, ice, ash, dirt and gunk flying around this time of the year; a car can get pretty nasty looking.
Last night I broke down and decided to get my car washed, at 10:45 in the night.Â I got to the Tiger Wash Plaza, the nicest self/auto car wash facility I have ever patronized, put in my credit card for the Tiger Gold wash.Â It does the works, underbody wash, double panel wash, tri-foam soak, high pressure wash, higher pressure rinse, wax mist and spot free rinse with a nice little hot air dry.
Car looked great, especially considering the way it had looked just minutes before.Â My gold-hinted silver car looked gun metal gray drenched in black leopard spots.Â Yuck!
All was well until this morning.Â I tried putting my key into the keyhole, it wouldn’t go.Â After some jamming and jiggling, I got it in there, but turning was not going to happen.Â I just knew that one of the people I had towed out of my parking spot in the days before had super glued my locks.
I managed to get over by unlocking the passenger door, which took some work and still didn’t open after being unlocked.Â However, the back passenger door opened with a little effort.Â I climbed across the seats, wow, I need to clean that thing up a bit huh… and made it to the driver’s seat.
I still could not even manually unlock the car from inside, I could not open the door at all which brought me to thinking… washing your car in 34*F weather, followed by an 18*F night and a 21*F morning, not the best idea.
By the time I got to campus my car was nearly out of gas, just beginning to get warm and the front driver’s door was finally coaxed open.
I want a new car.