So last week some dumb lady backs into our Ford Taurus in the parking lot and puts a big crease in the door. That's right, the door. On the side of the car.
Apparently she thought it would make more sense to drive past the parking spot, and then put the car in reverse and back into the spot. But instead of making a nice sharp 90 degree turn she decided to use more of a 45 degree angle instead. Bonehead.
Fast forward to yesterday while I'm sitting inside our fancy new Pontiac G6 rental vehicle the auto body shop gave us, waiting for my wife to come out of her office. As I'm listening to the radio I got bored and started fidgeting around with all the cool knobs and buttons on the dash. Our Taurus is pretty much no-frills so we don't have anything cool like this.
Then I saw some buttons on the mirror I didn't recognize. What on earth does a mirror need buttons for? Maybe they're cool lights or something! Hmm, I wonder what this one that looks like a plus sign does?
Suddenly the song on my radio fades out and is replaced by a pleasant computer-generated female voice.
What the?... HOLY CRAP, WHAT HAVE I DONE!!!
In a panic I tried to cancel my request by pushing the button again, but I think I just made it worse. Now they were going to think I was REALLY in trouble!
And then before I knew it I was connected.
"This is OnStar. What is your emergency please?"
What could I say, except that I accidentally pressed the OnStar emergency button while attempting to adjust my mirror. But I'm quite certain this is what the nice service rep at OnStar heard instead:
"Uh yeah... I'm like a total idiot and I really don't know that a "red cross" is the international symbol for emergency and so while I was screwing around like a 5th grader... no wait, 5th graders are smarter than me... screwing around like a 1st grader, I started randomly pushing buttons on my mirror? Huh, who knew it would call you! So anyway, I'm way too embarrassed to tell you the truth so I'll just use the old, "adjusting my mirror" excuse that everyone else defaults to as well. Oh, and sorry to have wasted your time."
Hey, can you believe how stupid that lady was for backing into our Taurus?