Sunday, 3 February 2008

Bad Battery Day

I used one of those timer heater thingies to defrost the windscreen of the car from the inside before you get out in the morning. It is essentially a clock with a big battery and heater, and you set it to come on 30 minutes before you get out in the morning. You then charge it in the cigarette lighter whilst you travel so that it is ready for the next day.

Well, I set the clock incorrectly, and left the defroster plugged into the cigarrette lighter. Needless to say, when I got to the car in the morning, the window had frozen again, and the unit decided to go back onto a charge cycle, and I had a flat battery.

I was supposed to be taking Colin into work with me, but as he was ill, he lent me his car to get to/from work. As I was in his car, I didn’t have my mobile phone charger with me, so by the time I got to work, the phone battery was flat.

Now, my car does everything for you, including automatically switching off the lights when you get out. Colin’s, however, is not. I really could have done with my mobile phone charged so that I could call the RAC for a jump start.

I hate Mondays!

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