I coast off the exit and onto the shoulder and spent the next 15 mins slamming my clutch down to the floor. Ironically, that must be the remedy - it works! I got tension back in the clutch and was ready to fly. That was until I went to start the car again (why I ever shut it off I have no idea) and the battery was D E A D! Like, mamacita, you may as well sit your ass down and order a drink or two, DEAD.
Panic started to set in and I mentally went through the rolodex in my head trying to decide who I could call that could help. Person A? No, they couldn't find their way out of a wet paper sack so there was NO way that I was going to be able to explain to them where I was. Person B? No, they are the ones that I would be forever indebted to. You know the ones, I could offer to pay them and they will still 5 years down the road (pun intended) bring up the time they had to pick me up off the side of the road. No thanks, I don't that hovering over my head for a lifetime. So, I called my business partner. And, sure enough, no questions asked, no hesitation and she was on her way.
What shocks me is that not ONE person stopped and asked if I needed help from the time I coasted off the exit until the time help arrived. I had the hood up, windows down and it was quite obvious that I was in distress. In a city of a bajillion police officers that are on you for EVERYTHING not ONE drove by.
Anyhow, after a trip to AutoZone, a change of battery and a few hours later I can say that I am safe at home and eating pizza! Pizza is always my go to stress food. And to any of you that I should happen to see stranded along the side of the road - I WOULD STOP and make sure you were okay!
Since I am still a bit stressed out I think I need a drink and this one is going to have to do!
Kahlua Espresso Martini (taken from Kahlua.com)
Ingredients1.5 parts KAHLÚA
1 part ABSOLUT VODKA
1 fresh brewed espresso