Luck  

secret_lade 47F
14043 posts
10/6/2021 5:21 am
Luck


It's a funny thing....

All perspective. If you feel like you're experiencing good luck, you are. If you feel like your experiencing bad luck, you are.

So, I talked to an old friend that I had bumped into at the store yesterday and he filled in on how bad he's felt his luck has been.

Flat tire, leaking transmission fluid, power steering going out....

And that was just over the course of the past twenty four hours. He'd been experiencing this type of luck for the past two years or so, he'd stated. I empathized with him but secretly thank my lucky stars I wasn't going through what he was going through.

Fast forward to this morning when I get up, get ready for work, head to my car, and find a dead battery.

Wait.... What?!?

Recently I've felt as though I'd been experiencing some pretty good luck, as of late.

Has my old friend's bad luck somehow deposited itself onto me???

Feeling as though I was adequately prepared and ready to tackle this problem, I grabbed the jump box out of my utility room and popped my hood.

Hooked her up.

Let her sit.

Nothing....

Let her sit some more.

Nothing....

So I unhook the jump box, take her into the house, plug her into the wall....

Dead jump box.

Oh My Fucking God

What's the point of having one if I don't have the fucking thing charged???

Apparently in my attempt to be as prepared as possible, I had neglected to check the thing periodically to make sure it was still fully charged. I've only used it once since I've owned it and it wasn't even for my own car.

I can't even tell you how long ago it was when I checked it last.

So, here I sit, waiting for the box to charge, late for work, and wondering if I've been cursed with an old friends bad luck.

Happy Wednesday!

topherific 59M  
5153 posts
10/7/2021 8:35 am

and then some
i'll bring my toothbrush


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:39 pm

Are you feeling lucky?


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:38 pm

Third time lucky.


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:38 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    I'd jump-start your car but I would need a very, very long lead to reach you from here!
    Hope you get the car started soon.
I got it started, but it wouldn't hold a charge. It was just time for a new battery.


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:37 pm

    Quoting boobwhisperer69:
    It has to rub off on somebody!!!! Guess what skippy!!!!!
Well, he can just have it back! LOL


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:36 pm

    Quoting New2Midlo:
    Being a master mechanic I tend to consider shit breaking on cars outside of the good luck / bad luck continuum, because well, shit on cars breaks. Doesn't make it suck any less when it happens though.

    Better check your battery to make sure it's not close to pushing up daisies, because winter's coming and will finish that job in a heartbeat.
It was the battery. The more I thought about it today, the more I thought it was actually good luck for me. The battery died at home in my driveway, not on the side of the road or somewhere random. Even though it wasn't charged, I did have the jump box and was able to charge it to get it started so I could drive it to the auto parts place. Everything flowed smoothly, which was much appreciated by me.


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:32 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    You remember those turkeys you were having that stare-off with? Yeah, they were putting a hex on you. lol
    How old is your battery? Probably time to replace it, especially with winter just around the corner. Plus maybe a battery charger? The jump box is fine, but just like batteries, they can go bad as well.
I needed a new battery. I charged the jump box, started my car, but it didn't hold the charge once I'd turned it off. I ended up driving to the auto parts place and having them test it and replace it.

I like the turkey theory..... LOL


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:29 pm

    Quoting 62Mature4young:
    All I know is that it's a dog-eat-dog world out there--and my advice is to never be caught wearing milk-bone underwear!

    In simpler terms, don't go setting yourself up for failure
Wise words!


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 4:29 pm

Thank you


topherific 59M  
5153 posts
10/6/2021 2:54 pm

you need some Topher mojo?


citizen4722 63M  
73580 posts
10/6/2021 1:18 pm

Third time lucky?....I hope.


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39485 posts
10/6/2021 9:55 am

I'd jump-start your car but I would need a very, very long lead to reach you from here!
Hope you get the car started soon.


boobwhisperer69 58M  
7866 posts
10/6/2021 9:53 am

It has to rub off on somebody!!!! Guess what skippy!!!!!


New2Midlo 52M  
1037 posts
10/6/2021 7:54 am

Being a master mechanic I tend to consider shit breaking on cars outside of the good luck / bad luck continuum, because well, shit on cars breaks. Doesn't make it suck any less when it happens though.

Better check your battery to make sure it's not close to pushing up daisies, because winter's coming and will finish that job in a heartbeat.


pagancountrygirl 64F
6228 posts
10/6/2021 7:43 am

You remember those turkeys you were having that stare-off with? Yeah, they were putting a hex on you. lol
How old is your battery? Probably time to replace it, especially with winter just around the corner. Plus maybe a battery charger? The jump box is fine, but just like batteries, they can go bad as well.

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


62Mature4young 62M
250 posts
10/6/2021 6:58 am

All I know is that it's a dog-eat-dog world out there--and my advice is to never be caught wearing milk-bone underwear!

In simpler terms, don't go setting yourself up for failure


Somefun12ooo 60M

10/6/2021 6:22 am

Much luck


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 6:00 am

    Quoting benard69:
    Yep sometimes...When it Rains it Pours...A Toast to better luck!
I'll toast to better luck!


benard69 64M/64F  
6213 posts
10/6/2021 5:55 am

Yep sometimes...When it Rains it Pours...A Toast to better luck!


secret_lade 47F
8811 posts
10/6/2021 5:22 am

It's a funny thing....

All perspective. If you feel like you're experiencing good luck, you are. If you feel like your experiencing bad luck, you are.

So, I talked to an old friend that I had bumped into at the store yesterday and he filled me in on how bad he's felt his luck has been.

Flat tire, leaking transmission fluid, power steering going out....

And that was just over the course of the past twenty four hours. He'd been experiencing this type of luck for the past two years or so, he'd stated. I empathized with him but secretly thank my lucky stars I wasn't going through what he was going through.

Fast forward to this morning when I get up, get ready for work, head to my car, and find a dead battery.

Wait.... What?!?

Recently I've felt as though I'd been experiencing some pretty good luck, as of late.

Has my old friend's bad luck somehow deposited itself onto me???

Feeling as though I was adequately prepared and ready to tackle this problem, I grabbed the jump box out of my utility room and popped my hood.

Hooker her up.

Let her sit.

Nothing....

Let her sit some more.

Nothing....

So I unhook the jump box, take her into the house, plug her into the wall....

Dead jump box.

Oh My Fucking God

What's the point of having one if I don't have the fucking thing charged???

Apparently in my attempt to be as prepared as possible, I had neglected to check the thing periodically to make sure it was still fully charged. I've only used it once since I've owned it and it wasn't even for my own car.

I can't even tell you how long ago it was when I checked it last.

So, here I sit, waiting for the box to charge, late for work, and wondering if I've been cursed with an old friends bad luck.

Happy Wednesday!


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