First off, I work in a financial industry...and we didn't get the holiday off. So there was that.
Second, I didn't drive my car all weekend. It sat out in the cold for over two days. It has been no warmer than 10* for weeks. As a result, my battery froze. My car would not start, and I felt like I was killing it more every time I turned the ignition. It just sounded like death.
After about 10 minutes of trying, I got the ol' gal to start. And man, she did not want to get going. Cold as shit.
So. My car was cold. And frozen.
I let it warm up for about 10 minutes and went out to see how much the windows had defrosted.
My ice scraper was missing. I thought...Hot water would get the frost off the windows and I could just get going. I grabbed a cup of hot water and poured it over my windshield.
It melts half the ice, and freezes over the rest.
Now, I have an extra thick layer of ice on my windshield.
So this time I think, "Ok, I just need to get the wipers going before I dump the water." I turn on the wipers. Dump the water.
Those wipers flip that water right back in my face. It freezes in my hair. On my coat. More obscenities.
WHAT THE HELL.
It's actually all really, really stupid and a little bit funny now that I look back at it.
I was in panic mode. And it made me stupid. Obviously.
Have you ever experienced a frozen car? Worst car story. Go. (That doesn't involve death or dismemberment)
Once upon a time, when I was a young a newly licensed teenager. I backed my parents car out of the garage...and hit the side of the garage. Then tried to act like it didn't happen. Like maybe they wouldn't notice the large crushing dent in the front right wheel well.