i totally had a dude where’s my car moment

No seriously. I’m not used to driving a car downtown. I love to walk and text and take photos and look at stuff. Yes, driving is fun but YES driving downtown in the middle of the day can make you a crazy person. A CRAZY PERSON. I feel like a tourist driving. Yesterday Toyota Canada gave me a Matrix to drive for the week. I’m not sure why I think this, but I have a feeling that they got it to me by using a car moving company similar to CarsRelo as it was the easiest way to do it. However they delivered it to me though, I was so excited to try it out. It’s a fun car. The ability to just get up and go is awesome. For example, today I had brunch at my Sister’s house:)

Back to the story…

Today my car was towed. I got it yesterday.

  1. “There’s a first for everything! #casiefail (@ JP Towing) http://4sq.com/i1vsxd

Stop laughing.

I thought I was fine where I parked but I was wrong. I left the office and was chatting away on the phone as I walked back to the car on King Street just after 5:15pm. I parked at 2:45. You can’t park there 4-6pm.

My friend on the phone witnessed a mini panic. Where’s my car? OMG. All the cars were gone. It took me less than 15min to find it at JP nyc towing company and in about an hour I had it back. Thank you Shelly for driving me. The towing people were really nice and despite that it cost $180, it was kinda fun. I originally thought they’d put the cars on tandem trailers to transport them to the towing company
but I later realised it wouldn’t have fit on one! I’m so glad to have my car back now!

I called Shannon the Community Manager for Toyota right when it happened and I’m super impressed with how calm and professional she was. She assured me that everything was fine and it was. I was freaking out a little. PJ’s Towing was full and busy, I imagine heaps of people go through this everyday. The guy beside me had to pay over $1,000.

There are several reasons why your car might get towed. One of my friends was recently involved in a car accident so her car had to be towed away from the scene. She was quite badly injured so is currently in the process of working out when to speak with an attorney. The sooner the better if you ask me!

Sport Lifetyle Facts from Today:

  • Parking in downtown Toronto not fun.
  • There is lots of traffic in the city.
  • You should get your bike fixed.
  • Friends are the greatest gift.
  • Having a car is a luxury, so is parking.
  • I watched Dude Where’s My Car on the weekend.
  • This is my life.

5 Comments

  1. March 30, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    How hilarious is the timing that you watched “Dude, where’s my car” the weekend before that happened?

    I’m glad you got the car back and everything’s good!

  2. Googly Eyed Stoner
    March 30, 2011 / 11:27 am

    Cars are a luxury for sure, thats why i have limited myself to 3 darling. Check those
    street signs always! $180. was cheap.

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