Today, something very annoying happened. You see, here in the United States before you can get your license, you have to take a 5 hour pre-licensing course (usually just called the "5 hour").
I had called a few weeks ago and scheduled for a Saturday at 9 AM, but didn't go because I overslept (stupid cell phone alarm clock). Yesterday, I called again and was told by the man that they were holding another class today at 5 PM. Naturally, I was excited because I didn't have to get up early and could get it over with immediately.
Except I didn't. Turns out, there was a class today. I got there a half hour early to find out it was being held in another location 30 minutes away.
Of course, the man on the phone never told me this. I walk into the place, with my mom driving off, and told the lady at the front desk "I'm here for the 5 hour course," and she simply states "you better hurry and catch up with your ride, because there's no course today".
What the hell?!
So I quickly run outside, trying to catch up with my mom as she's driving away. Of course, she doesn't even notice me running and jumping and waving my arms like a lunatic. There's nothing worse than the sinking feeling in your chest as you hopelessly watch your mother drive away.
Now here's the question you're probably all thinking: why didn't you just call your mom on her cell phone? That's immediately what I did, except for one thing: her phone was off. HER PHONE WAS OFF. Typical Mother. She either leaves her phone at home, or it's off. I had no idea what to do. We don't really have public transportation where I live and it could be hours before she came home because it was likely she was also running errands.
I called my sister (who was at home), crying and sitting on a sidewalk bench. She told me to just go to the nearby drugstore and that she'd tell my mom if she came home. I wandered around the store, looking at birthday cards (and buying one, even though none of my friends' birthdays are coming up). About an hour later, my sister in law came and picked me up.
It's scary to think of myself just wandering that store for 4 hours had my sister in law not come. Hopefully that will teach my mom a lesson about always keeping her phone handy. Just thought I'd share a little (or big, seeing how long this post turned out) entertaining story.