Yesterday I attended a blogging event. My day started at 6 am so I could make it to Sydney on time for the event. I got there on time but most importantly, without getting lost! Sydney has so many bloody lanes – everywhere! Anyway the bloggers brunch was amazing, I learnt about some fantastic products, made some brand connections and had the pleasure of catching up with some amazing fellow bloggers. And of course enjoying some delicious food.
The day was ridiculously hot. The sun was burning and there was not a breeze around. Imagine dry desert tumbleweed but in Centennial Park, Sydney. So freaking hot! Anyway I collected all my goodies and said my final Good Bye’s, thanks for having us, wonderful to meet you, etc. and made my way to the car. I pushed the unlock button on my keys but nothing happened. I tried again and then again just in case. But still nothing. Oh shit the battery in my remote must be flat. I unlocked the door the old-fashioned way and thought I’d start the car and crank the air-con so Poppet could get out of the heat and cool down. I put the key in the ignition, foot on the clutch and turned the key. Nothing happened. I instantly looked down and realised I had left the lights on. FUCK! My battery is dead flat! FUCK FUCK FUCK!!
I made my way back to the restaurant with Poppet in the pram and asked the guys (waiters/chefs/etc) if any of them had jumper leads and were able to give me a jump but unfortunately none did. They told me to take seat and get out of the heat, relax and they bought me ice-cold water and filled up Poppets sippy cup while I rang around to get some roadside assistance. Stupidly I didn’t already have a membership for roadside assist as I am never far from home but of course now that I was it was going to happen. I rang NRMA and she told me it was cost me almost $300 – WHAT?! I just need a jump start. So I thought I’d try Allianz, $170 later and help had been dispatched. I sat and ordered a latte which was absolutely delicious and waited an hour for the truck to arrive. He kicked it over and we were free to leave, at 4 pm. Now to make our home to the Hunter Valley – of course we hit peak hour traffic so didn’t make it home until 7.30pm.
What a day! An adventure filled, hot, flat battery day. Even though this shitty thing happened and it cost me $170 (yes it was my own doing), I would still class the day as a wonderfully successful day. I made it home safely and had a fantastic morning meeting new people!
Have you ever broken down or had a flat battery? Share your story so I know I’m not alone!