I was planning to drive down to see a friend in Puyallup tonight, and with the car getting low on charge, I drove down to the supermarket where there’s a charger in the basement. It was being serviced by a technician who told me to come back in a couple of hours. I couldn’t do that because I was going to be in meetings, but I found another charger, in the car park of the zoo, so I drove over there.
The zoo car park was packed, as it always is, and somebody had parked in the space for the charger, even though they had a petrol car. Well, thanks, person. I thought of writing an angry note and putting it on their windshield but life is too short; I drove home and took some more meetings.
In the evening, I didn’t go to Puyallup but I figured I’d go back to the supermarket and get the car charged, buy some jujubes, the usual sort of thing. But the charger there was totally switched off. I called customer serviceand they told me about another charger, six miles away in the Whole Foods near my office. I started driving over there, then realised I was close to the zoo, so I changed direction and found the charger was available, now the car park was empty.
Every charger seems to be from a different company with a different app (I now have at least three apps on my phone) and more or less easy to use. I put 40 minutes into the car to get it up to 70% full (around 200 miles range) and then drove home, by which point I was exhausted and couldn’t really think of anything. And so to bed…
One response to “Driven to distraction again”
This sounds like my typical working day, full of detours and distractions!