Dad went with me to my appointment Tuesday b/c we were going to stop at the store on our way back. Also Connor went as well, b/c he asked and actually got ready in time. Probably not a great idea. When I was done we went back out to the car, where dad was napping and waiting, only to have a fire engine pull in right behind us. It had followed an ambulance to pick someone up. I don't know why, and when they found out they were at a Dr.s office, I don't know why they stayed. Anyway, they were there for half an hour. They finally left, so I went to start the car. Nothing. The battery was dead. So, after trying a couple more times, dad got out and opened the hood. You know, the international sign for 'my car isn't working. Please stop and help'. Of course, we were facing a divider and there was a car on one side. Someone else pulled in and looked at me as dad was pulling up the hood, but just went in. We sat there for another hour. A space opened up behind us, so dad pushed us back into it that way our hood was facing where people were reaching it. He went in to see if he could look up a number for someone to come give us a jump. While he was inside, some guy came and knocked on my window. He was an idiot.
Guy: "Do you only need a jump?"
Me, relieved, thinking he's going to help: "Yes."
Guy: "Well, if you go inside there's a security office. They'll call someone for you."
Me, knowing he's an idiot: "Someone already went in."
Honestly. I mean, we were in the parking lot of a CLINIC. Did he honestly think I had money for that? Anyway, dad called and said the cheapest person he could find was $35 for a jump. I'm sorry, but that's ridiculous. He said he was going to grab a hamburger for Connor, since it was lunchtime. He also wanted to see if there were any little shops nearby that may give us a jump for a couple bucks. He came back a few minutes later with some Burger King. He called Neal then to see if he'd come up and give us a jump. He said he had to get ready, but he would. A little later some family pulled in next to us and the guy said, as they got out, 'I wonder if they only need a jump'. He asked, we said yes, he gave us a jump while his wife and kid went inside. We had been sitting there for 2 hours waiting for a jump. That's not counting the half hour we waited for the fire engine to move.
What is wrong with people? If we had been in Bowling Green, we would have had help within a half an hour. At one point dad said if he had money, he'd rent a billboard and have it say, "Toledo: The most unfriendly town I've ever been to."
Also, Happy 74th Birthday, Dean Stockwell! TCM has been playing Dean Stockwell movies all day. All from when he was pretty young. I wish they'd played some from when he was a bit older, but they're still good movies none-the-less.( Couple pics under the cut )