The little book in my glove compartment, that I never look at……
I have owned my car for a little over 1 year now and still have not read the owner’s manual. Come on ladies out there. I know I have company. You can feel free to agree with me and make me feel a whole lot better, here. I’m waiting for your responses!
My first experience with feeling stupid, when it came to my car, happened on a sisterhood weekend at Mary’s, in Wisconsin. The 4 of us are driving in Mary’s new car and she has the option on her car that she can receive a phone call thru her car….OK, now I’m thinking this is “Cool Beans”, and I want this too. The girls all tell me that with my 2013 car, I have it. Now I’m pissed at myself, because I haven’t been using it. The girls are gonna set it up for me when we get home and as soon as we pull in my driveway, after the bathroom stops we all made, they get in my car and are looking all over for the bazingkus to set up my answering system…………WELL, I don’t have one! I never had one installed. If I would have read the manual, I would have known that.
This past Monday night I start the car up and this cute little light goes on my dash. I had NO idea what it meant and if it was urgent or not. It looks like a horseshoe with an “!” in it. It was too late to go to the dealer, and I was late for BINGO, (another series of stories to follow), so I decided I’d go in the morning. I know, I could have asked my husband about it, but I really didn’t want to hear, “Why don’t you read your manual?” again! Ladies, I know you can relate. Well, I drive to the dealer’s service area, park, and go in. Mind you, I didn’t have an appointment, so I’m going with the, “Poor little me” mode, and see what happens. I walked up to the service counter, where 2 guys are standing. One guy turns and asks me if he can help me with something. I told him that I was out shopping and when I got in my car this funny light came on. I’m scared to drive it, not knowing what it is, was close by and was wondering if they could take a look. The guy told me to pull in and looked inside and said, ” Don’t worry mam,(yes, he was young & very polite). You just need some air in your tires. I’m like, “OH, is that all…..good thing it’s nothing worse. I would have had to call my husband.” He took care of it and then pulled out the manual and showed me all the other funny little pictures, that hopefully will never light up. I said my “thank you” and went on my way. Hubby is none the wiser,…..Manual is back in the glove compartment and I’m just hoping & praying I never get a flat, because there’s another manual just for that!!!!! oy