07 February 2008


bummer-rama

Today is Chinese New Year, and thanks to my friend Maia, I learnt that one should not wash one's hair today...nor buy a new pair of shoes as it is 'bad luck'...well, blissfully unaware I proceeded my normal morning ritual of washing my hair...and I kid you not, less than an hour later I am stuck in the parking lot of the Supermarket with a screw in my tire! No worries I think to myself, calling AAA to let them know...she'll be right as rain, I have AAA roadside service, and it's just a screw right? Not so quick chook, seems like I drove on the tire as it was deflating(I couldnt tell, the roads are covered in snow and ice), and I damaged the 'wall' of the tire, and since I have an AWD car, well, you cant just replace one tire, you HAVE TO REPLACE THEM ALL!
crap crap crap! That's $600 I don't need to be spending right now! If only I hadn't washed my bloody hair this morning...Thank God I didn't hit the shoe store too!
When Piper asked how they tire went 'exflated'(nice try huh!), I asked her how did she think it happened(smart Mummy's always turn the question around to the question'er) she said
"Pirate's poked it with their poking sticks"
at least I got a little laugh from that.
Onward...I hope the rest of the day is better!

10 comments:

Mamacita said...

Not good at all. Sorry to hear it. I washed my hair today too. Yikes!

Rony said...

that. sucks. bummer.

krj said...

Damn those pirates. Can't you demand all booty from them? Get 'em to pay for the new tires at least?!

OziMum said...

Bugga. I didn't wash my hair, maybe that's why my day went off without a hitch?!! I'm going to the hairdresser today, hope its ok, to do something with my hair today?!!

Carrie&Aaron said...

sorry Hayley looks like we are not the only ones with crapy luck!

Patricia/NYC said...

UGH!! Double UGH!!! So sorry to hear that! (Piper's answer was pretty darn funny though! Gotta watch those poking sticks!)


OK...if it makes you feel any better...I did NOT wash my hair today & am having major oven problems right now as I am TRYING to make our CNY dinner!!! ARGHH, matey!

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

OK, sorry 'bout that, but here's the GOOD news (I"ve been holding out):
You're also not supposed to SWEEP THE FLOOR, because you run the risk of sweeping away all your good luck.
Man, I am ALL OVER that.
Got it covered.
Nope, wouldn't dream of sweeping the floor. Today or, really, for the rest of the year. I mean, why take risks?

Tamara said...

Oooh...I think you'd better leave the outside the lights on tonight, just in case!

Steve Tse said...

we need to get you a book on Chinese superstitions...

sorry for your bad luck. things will get better.

remember no clocks or watches as gifts on birthdays.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

***REMINDER*** Do not wash hair!!! Had to have a chuckle when I saw the word 'chock'... even 'Ozimum' saying 'bugger'... yep... you can tell we are all from the Southern Hemisphere... hehehe