Assault and Battery

I had been planning for months my outing to Ft. Myers, FL, when I would take my granddaughter, Gracey, to see “Sleeping Beauty” at a dinner theater. Gracey is very artistic and talented seven-year-old and has responded to other outings like this in a very enthusiastic manner. However, the outing required that I drive from St. Petersburg to Ft. Myers where I was to meet Gracey and my daughter, her mom. I filled up with gas, I added $20.00 to my SunPass, I programmed my GPS, and I loaded some new CD’s into the changer so I would have a music treat driving the nearly two and one-half hours down the interstate. I was excited. I knew that I had to leave by 9:30 in order to be there in time for lunch, which would precede the play. Everything went as planned until I turned the ignition in my car and the only thing that happened was the awful stutter which means it isn’t going to start. After being towed by AAA, it was determined that the battery was dead and would be replaced at no charge as it still had 13 months to go on the warranty. By then, the time was 11:30. My daughter went ahead and took Gracey to the play, but I drove home deflated, the victim of an assault on my plans by a faulty car battery.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Assault and Battery

  1. arcadian48 says:

    This happened to me recently because I left my lights on and ran the battery down. My new (used) car’s dome lights and “lights-on” sensor don’t work because of a bad switch, which I will replace when I have the funds. But, on the advice of a friend, I bought a portable charger, charged it up and keep it in my trunk. Because I’m elderly, I’ve left my lights on twice more, same result. The portable charger has been a lifesaver. Money well spent. And, yes, I know I should get the switch fixed. NOW!!! 🙂

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