Friday, July 21, 2006

AAA is my friend

I know I say this a lot but it is so true. I had a ditzy day which caused me to have car trouble but nothing too serious. It was just frustrating more than anything. I had my internship today (for those of you who don't know, it is at Moss Rehab in Philly--an outpatient rehab center for patients who have suffered from strokes and have aphasia problems) and my supervisor from La Salle was going to come observe me. That was intimidating enough. I also had issues with my first patient. I wasn't sure if he was going to pass out on me or fall asleep but he put his head down and then put his head back and his eyes rolled back in his head. It was a little scary. Of course my supervisor from La Salle was sitting behind me and got to see me fumble through therapy after that. He told me that he could tell I was an even -tempered, calm, pretty level person. That made me want to laugh and it probably makes you laugh if you know me well enough :). I guess it went ok though. So about my car...I left my internship and went to get my car. I use valet parking every Friday I am there because I don't have another option. I try to turn on my car and I get nothing, NADA. My first thought was, "What did they do to my car?" I try again and my second thought was, "Did they give me the wrong key?" I thought this because somehow my keychain and all my keys ended up on the floor in the car and the car key ended up hanging up in the valet office. That had never happened before. Usually they keep the whole keychain together. So I check the trunk and it opens it. I return to the valet office and they call security to come jump me. Meanwhile my supervisor (from the rehab not La Salle) comes walking out to leave. She is all motherly and sweet and insists on staying until she sees me drive away. I realized that I had left my lights on.....OOPs. Usually I don't turn them on during the day but I had driven in the rain in the morning and in NY if it is raining you must have your lights on so it is still habit for me. Since I had my car valeted (is that even a word?) I didn't think about it because I wasn't the last one to drive my car. So the security guy jumps my car and I am on my way to BBB (a little late of course) from the city. I think on my way there that I must do stupid things when my La Salle sup is observing me because last time I was observed I locked my keys in the car. My site supervisors helped me out both times. So I get to BBB and I change into my sneakers and leave my car and of course I lock my keys in the car. I left the keys on the seat while changing shoes. I walk into BBB and tell my boss. He shakes his head because he knew I had needed a jump start about an hour earlier. My car is a legend at BBB. He tells me he will try to open it after close. The sad thing about tonight was that it was John's (the manager on duty) last night at our store. I am so crushed that he is leaving. He is such a wonderful guy. Kidron (another guy I work with) and John used a coat hanger to try to get to the lock in the pouring rain. Of course it waited until we were outside to start raining. I had called AAA to come but they can take awhile so John and Kidron tried to get it open. Kidron says he likes to conquer machines. Katie waited in her car next to us and gave the guys random things to use to pry it open (like kid's sunglasses). It was kind of a nice bonding experience because John is leaving and John, Kidron, and I have worked together for 3 years. They are like family. So anyways, they are working on it when AAA pulls up. It was a crew...literally. There was a car full of people AND a dog. They hop out of the car and tell me they are the fastest at getting doors open. The man tells his crew what tools he needs and he opens it in less than a minute. It was amazing.


At 4:13 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Yay for nice coworkers, nice supervisors (and supervisors who can see the good in us when we're sure we're not showing it), and handy help services! (And boo for rainy days. That makes everything so much worse, doesn't it?)

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

After witnessing you do this countless times, I have no comment ;-).


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