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Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday funnies - gridlock edition

This was my view for about an hour this morning…luckily, it was a beautiful morning to chill out in the car with my sunroof open and the radio on. And it was jeans day at work, so I was all casually comfy sitting there. Speaking of my sunroof...

I was complaining to my coworker on the way back from lunch yesterday that I hadn’t been using my sunroof much lately (for reasons other than that the weather hadn’t been cooperating) because it wasn’t closing right for me. We bought my car used, and after comparing the sunroof controls to its “twin” that my husband drives (yes, we have two nearly identical cars) realized that the sunroof on my “new” car was aftermarket. Of course there weren’t any instructions for the sunroof in the car when we purchased it.

Up until a few months ago, whenever I would turn the car off, the sunroof would automatically close. Then one day it just didn’t. I hadn’t done anything differently, and I had no idea how to get it back. The only reason that I wanted it to close automatically was that I had no idea how to correctly close it! The control box has two arrow buttons, one pointing to the back and one to the front of the car. Generally that moved your window back (open) and forward (closed) but if you kept the forward button depressed for too long, it went from closed to tilted up – where was the pause to let me know it was closed?!? The first time this happened there I was with the driver door open, pushing the button and popping out of the car to check if the window was flush. That was probably funny to anyone watching me, but not so funny as the operator!

There are three other small buttons above the forward and back buttons, at first glance they are 1, 2, and 3. As I was telling my friend that I assumed they were programming buttons but that I had no idea how to program them, she looked more closely and said, “they are actually 1, 2 and C” Then my friend said, “I bet C stands for close” and she pushed it…the window closed! My friend is a GENIUS! Either that, or the problem solvin’ mom has been totally off her game for awhile now…at least when it comes to aftermarket sunroof operation.

Happy Friday!

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T with Honey said...

Sometimes it just takes that second set of eyes, a different perspective to figure things like this out. At least you know how to close it now!

Mel said...

Ok i am laughing!!! that would so happen to me!!!

C. Beth said...

Ha! Yep, sounds like something I'd do too.

Okay, I have to say, an hour in traffic with just the radio to keep me company actually sounds fabulous! As long as there are no kids in the back seat. Of course, I also find myself fantasizing about a stay in the new hospital near us, which appears practically a luxury hotel. But I really don't want to be sick enough to be in the hospital. And a luxury hotel would be a lot cheaper. So maybe I just need to go to the hotel for a night.

Wow, I sound really burned out. I'm not...I just dream of being responsibility-free for a short time. :)

Lisa P said...

yep we have all had those duh momentst hahah

HeatherPride said...

LOL! Problem Solvin Mom was having an off day, huh? Oh well. That's what friends are for!!

Marva said...

Too funny!!!!!That is all me! Have a great weekend! Blessings!

CC said...

hee hee! The more controls a car has, the more intimidated I get!

Martha said...

C for close - brilliant! LOL!
Have a nice Sunday :-)