When it rains, it pours, ladies and gentlemen.
Let me break down my summer for you:
First day of summer break after a long year of teaching - my bimmer gets wrecked by some dude who decides to put his car into reverse whilst waiting at a stopsign. Nearly a month and a half later, I get my car back.
During that month, the girl I was with for nearly 10 years (8 1/2 solid years and then 1 1/2 trying to work it out) and have a child with decides things aren't working out and says we'd be better as friends. Now, things weren't working out that well this past year, but still. I was hoping they would work out in the end if we could stick through the difficulties, so it kinda sucks.
Also, I think my ex-boss is blackballing me from getting another teaching job. Me and the principal didn't see eye-to-eye on the direction education in America is heading. I've had 11 interviews or so and haven't received a one offer. I have been NAILING the interviews, too! Well, all except 2 of them. 2 interviews I didn't do well on. Also, I received perfect marks on everyone of my performance evaluations since I started teaching 2 years ago. Now, I have to contact the union and open up an investigation. Each place was excited about me until they called my school.
Anyway, I get my car back and bring it in to have the transmission looked at, as it was acting up before the wreck and was still covered under their 100 day, 3000 mile warranty. Well, this was on Monday. They say, drop it off and it should be done tuesday afternoon. Had to replace a couple of internal parts and the drive shaft was adjusted slightly. They do that but guess what? It didn't resolve the problem. Still had issues. They then say, for the next 2 days, the car is in diagnosis and they aren't sure what is really wrong with it. Well, 6 o'clock yesterday I get a call and they say they are just going to replace the tranny with a rebuilt and I should be able to pick it up tomorrow late in the afternoon (today). Today comes, I call them, and it is being worked on. I'm thinking, okay - good!
Well, 6pm rolls around and I get a call. I'm excited now. I want my car back. He tells me, I can't get it back today. I say, why not? Is it not put back together in time? He goes, we put everything back together but this tranny isn't working. . . . . . . WTF man?!?!? He says, we're going to wait and see now what happens next. I have an idea, how about just getting a NEW fucking tranny! This whole time, I haven't even had a service loaner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! I try explaining to him how I am supposed to leave for NY tonight and that I also have to tend to business in Toronto this week. He says I may be able to get a loaner on Monday, but it can't leave the state. WTF man?!?!?!?!!? As a result, I must now get a rental car to go out of state and will not be able to depart until tomorrow morning. This has been the shittiest summer I can recall.
Oh yeah, did I mention that I almost hit an entire family of racoons on Sunday? I ended up hitting one, unfortunately. As a result, some plastic piece fell off the bottom front left side of the car. Also, from breaking hard, one of my fogs almost fell out. It was sticking out a good 3 inches! So, after this is all over, I still have to bring it back to the shop and tell them about their shoddy craftsmenship!
I know things could be worse and I am thankful for things I do have. But damn is it fucking frustrating sometimes! I would like things to go smoothly at some point. I'm telling you.