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Bad Day

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : April 22, 2005

My wife is in the hospital (she had her appendix removed).  Last night I came home to sleep, with the hopes of heading out in the morning to join her at the hospital (which is on the other side of town).  Lo and behold, I get outside and notice that my car is gone.  It is then that I notice the city sign that informs me that the street is unparkable on Friday (today) starting at 7:00am.  It is 9:00am at the time.

The really good part is that in order to get my car out of the impound lot, I need proof of ownership and a driver’s license.  If I can procure these things, then I can take my car and go visit my wife in the hospital.  The problem is:

1) My wife is the technical owner of the car…I cannot get the car, only she can, and SHE’S IN THE HOSPITAL.
2) Technically, I don’t have a valid driver’s license…it expired last month and I haven’t renewed it yet.

This day sucks.  At least my wife is recovering well.

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3 Responses to “Bad Day”

  1. Van S on April 22nd, 2005 12:11 pm

    Ugh. I got my car back. Minneapolis charges 133 for impounding fees PLUS 33 bucks for a parking violation.

  2. pat k on April 22nd, 2005 3:37 pm

    Sorry, Mark. Some of my most unsanctified moments have involved the towing of a vehicle of mine. I can imagine how you must be feeling. I’ll pray for your wife (and you).

  3. jeremy on May 1st, 2005 4:34 pm

    I’m truly sorry, brother. There’s nothing worse than paying thru the nose to get your car towed when you didn’t do anything (morally) wrong. I know first hand.

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