Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On Vehicle Warning Lights.

I'm already running 10 minutes late. I hate being late.
No, really. I hate it.
With every fiber of my being, I loathe being late.
I am chronically early. All the time. For everything.

But I digress.

I'm already fifteen minutes late. I start my car to get the defroster and fabulous seat heaters running, close the driver's side door, and run to open the gates at the bottom of our driveway. I get back in the car and am greeted by a day-glo orange warning light glaring back at me.

That's not really what I said.

It looks like an exclamation point embraced in a parenthetical bear hug.
Perhaps, an exclamation point wearing a modified inner tube.

WTF, Lexus? Are you serious with yourself?
It might as well have been a monkey holding a plunger.

It can't be my oil. I know I'm due, but it doesn't look... oil-like.
It can't be my wiper fluid, we just refilled that!
And doesn't that warning light usually look like ocean waves?

I should have been out the door fifteen minutes ago.
Oh. My. God. I'm going to have a breakdown.

Tearing through my owner's manual, I realized my tire pressure is low.
My tire pressure. Fan-freaking-tastic.

Thank you, inner-tube-wearing exclamation point!
Happy freakin' Wednesday.


  1. lol that sucks. i hate my car haha i think it hates me, secretly:)

  2. Bummer! At least it wasn't anything major. I HATE when my tire pressure light comes on. It's very sensitive and will come on if the weather is super hot or super cold even if the tire pressure is fine. Drives me crazy!

  3. This would absolutely happen to me. I wish the metro went everywhere!

  4. HAHAHA I am having the same problem right now... there is a light on that looks like it might be check engine but when I had my oil changed the mechanic said not to worry about it and that it is probably just a messed up fuse. So now I have to take my car to the dealer and I have no time to get there... and well, that's a whole other boring story. ANYWAYS - your post was hilarious.

  5. Oh no! Things always happen like this when I am running late! It is so frustrating! Glad it was only your tire pressure!

  6. ahhhh cars.. not very helpful when something is wrong. I mean, come on at least women tell what is wrong!!! Hope your day gets better, xxxoo

  7. LOL it must be a day for warning lights I had one this morning too!

  8. LOL it must be a day for warning lights I had one this morning too!

  9. my infiniti has the same light! and when it comes on it makes this terrible long beep that scares the crap out of me! i've found that it comes on when it's cold out only, and therefore do nothing about it. the dealership offered to disconnect the warning light for me!

  10. haha! i never quite understand the warning lights in cars! if it weren't for owner's manuals, i'd have blown up a few cars by now.

  11. seriously, been there!!
    When our luxury cars get smarter then us, it's a scary problem!

  12. that happened to me last year on my way to work. i misread it and thought it was the check engine light, so i called in. It turned out to just be low tire pressure. The car people told me that cold weather will affect the tire pressure. but, if it turns off after about 5 minutes of driving it should be ok. If not, it needs air.

  13. That's my cars favorite alarm light!

  14. Ughhhhh!!!! I am so sorry! I hate being late, too.

  15. unrelated, but, I'd like to know how much you really actually like carrots.


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