The Critical 'I'

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Saturday, July 03, 2004

What's worse than killing your car battery by leaving the headlights on all night?

Doing it again, less than a month later.

Yes, I'm an idiot.

I guess it's a good indication of how shaken I was after completion of my jury duty in the Ruff murder trial. Not that I'm incapable of pulling such a boneheaded move sans weighty topics on my mind, but it definitely contributed.

So I'm now waiting for my friend Tom to come on over to give me a jumpstart. If the battery is completely dead--unlikely, as it a brand-new battery, but certainly possible--I'll be on my way to Advance Auto Parts to drop another 50 bucks on another one. While I'm there, I'll take a look through their selection of keychains; maybe they've got one that says "TURN OFF YOUR HEADLIGHTS, DUMBASS" on it.

UPDATE: I'll have to check out Advance Auto Parts' keychain collection some other time. Tom came over, gave me a jump, it seemed to revitalize the battery (as it should have), and I'm seemingly all good to go. Dodged a bullet.

Come to think of it, maybe I'll get that "dumbass" reminder tattooed on my hand.