Wednesday, February 24, 2010 AD
Emergency Planning, Kyriosity Style
If you are planning to get your vehicle stuck in the snow, and then, when you've almost managed to get it out of the snow, to get it stuck quite inextricably in the mud, Kyriosity recommends that you take the following measures:
1. Have a AAA membership.
2. And a cell phone.
3a. Visit the ladies room last thing before you leave the office...
3b. ...or forget to drink water all day.
4. On the preceding day, decide you are tired with the radio station you've been listening to, and grab your iPod on the way out the door.
5. Have it loaded with a nice audio version of Pride and Prejudice.
6. Have your crocheting basket in the car.
You may imagine how smug I felt last Friday evening when I had followed my own sage counsel in these matters. The only point on which I do not reflect with complete satisfaction is that I chose option 3b, which is somewhat inferior to 3a. But, on the whole, I think I did remarkably well. AAA's initial 90-minute prediction turned into a wait nearer two and a half hours, but being so well provisioned, I hardly minded. The car was warm enough, and I was deliciously occupied with good listening and busy hands, and the time flew by with little cause for impatience. Ain't I a clever girl?
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:57 PM