Why can't I change a tire?
Not this one.....
~It started with a beautiful 79 degree day and Red Rover and I are going for 60. Seagull Century is breathing down my back and I must get this ride in.
Red and I were having a marvelous ride when, wobble, wobble, wobble....."oh know....." Standing on a grassy knoll next to a fried chicken dive I'm changing this biznatch. Love Red Rover, hate changing tires. I'm so Type A, I'm determined to get this. I'm giving myself a pep talk in my head the whole time.
I take the old tube off and lay it on grass, grab new tube and CO2 cartridge to put some air in the new tube. I'm twisting this gizmo contraption when air starts squealing out and frantically I'm trying to attach it to the valve. Yep, too much air escapes and the cartridge goes dead. Soooonnaafaaaa...
Standing their with chicken grease waving in my direction a truck pulls up. Gentleman leans out and says, "what's the problem?" WTH? I broke a nail, what does it look like? The southern lady I am I respond in a polite way, "I just have a flat, I'll be alright-thanks." The big ol' brotha (he was huge!) decides chivalry is certainly not dead and decides to park his truck in the dive parking lot to help me.
He's decided to school this white chick. He says, "I'm gonna teach you how to put this on right, watch me and then put your hands here." His lesson started sounding like I was having "you know" for the first time. He grabs the second C02 tank and says, "How do you work this?" He grabs gizmo thing and starts the whole twisting motion when air starts squealing out-and we lose the tank. I want to curse but I give an awkward smile and say, "that's ok, I'll call my husband."
Honestly, he was so sweet and was worried sick about leaving me. "Are you sure your husband is coming?" "I could stay until your husband comes." :)
Hubs comes and we load up Red and head home. When we get home he starts pumping air into the new tire and it's not holding air. Hubs says, "did he put the bad tube back on?" What?!? Both tubes were laying on the grass together, did I hand the nice gentleman the bad tube and not the good one? ::::Smacking Head::::: So now I'm gonna get schooled again by my hubs on how to change this biznatch. Finally, we get the tire changed and I'm on my way again.
5 things I randomly saw
1.) Are Krispy Kreme trucks taunting me?
2.) 2 Motorcycle Dudes pulled up next to me and said,
"want to race?"
3.) Why do old people in 77' Buick Electra's hate me?
4.) Funny bumper sticker:
"Lost Your Cat?
Try Looking Under Your Tires"
5.) Chivalry is not dead!