Saturday Night Jukebox.....
Part 2, continued from last week
I parked my baby next to an older green beetle I had been admiring for months in the college car park and strutted to my art lessons like a proud peacock. I couldn't wait until my free periods to cruise around Twickenham high street with my friends. I got the great comments I was after about my car tape too, could it get any better?
I had already arranged to pick up 2 friends after college and go to the pub. I couldn't wait to say, 'Just a diet coke for me, I'M driving!' We decided on the Wetherspoons in Hounslow, only the best for us students. With my steed safely parked at the Gala Bingo next door, we went in and were having a whale of a time until something caught my eye out the window. My friend said, 'Hey a beetle like yours!' and I realised in a terror I hope never to relive again, It was my beloved beetle on the back of a tow truck being dragged away at full speed! 'Thats my f@*king car!!!' We all ran out of the pub and as much as I wanted to chase it down the road at full pelt, I had to accept it was gone and do the only thing I could, reluctantly call Old pa. Feeling like Cameron from Ferris Bueller after the Ferrari crashed out the window, I punched in the number. Oh God, the dream was well and truly over, I felt sick. After a seriously loud ear bashing, Old pa calmed down and realised it was no fault of my own that I wasn't roadwise. I was able to extract a mobile number for the tow company from the minuscule, filthy sign that was much below eye level at the gala car park and give it to old pa. Old Ma called back saying she had caught the guy and he reluctantly agreed to hang around at a petrol garage to let us pick the car up for a whopping £280! It was either that or pick it up from a lot in Iver the next morning.
|How was I to know?!|
Oh boy was I quiet on the way home feeling very sorry for myself. Needless to say, the following day I decided to give Jazzman the day off after his traumatic experience and went out to the pub with my pals. Now that we had all slept on it, Old pa began to see the funny side and my friends couldn't stop ribbing me about it. There was a DJ on at the pub and in between songs I heard him make an announcement. 'This song is dedicated to a girl who managed to get her car towed away on her first day of driving it!' I went redder than Jazzman when this track came on, thanks a lot!!
Have a listen to my guilty pleasures playlist!
Gary Numan - 'Cars'
4/ 5Oleh Shell Hunter