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What’s The Worst Way To Start Your Morning?

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My morning today was quite memorable.  

We all have those days when things don’t go right. There are many things that can slow or stop your morning.

  • Stuck in a huge traffic backup
  • Weather — especially this time of the year
  • Wardrobe trouble — spilling the coffee stinks
  • Kids running late
  • Car problems

I was on my way to work this morning when I heard a “thump thump thump”.  So as soon as I could (I was in a construction zone, so it wasn’t immediate), I pulled over.

Yup, flat tire. I called AAA, and they came about 45 minutes later, once the tow truck found me because of the dispatcher’s bad directions. He put the donut on, and I was on my way, about an hour and a half later.

Went to a local service station where I thought I purchased the 6-month-old tires to check about a warranty. Turns out I bought them from another store, but they said they’d take a look anyway. They checked it out and called me back. The tire was not fixable because I had driven too far on it, which wasn’t far at all.

So I called the place I originally bought them from. They said I purchased everything except the road hazard warranty (lesson learned), and a new tire will run me $135.

That was my stinky morning. Share stories of your bad mornings below.

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