Day 2 of the job: dead car battery
Day 2 of the job at the greasy spoon: Little Idiot leaves the lights on in her car in the morning and kills the battery. She calls us in a panic, having a full meltdown, and freaking out after after she gets out of work. The first thing we hear is "her key is stuck in the ignition". We tell her to jiggle the wheel a bit and see if it will come out. No luck. Hmm very strange, Then, "well I think I left the lights on and the battery is dead" Ok, well that's your problem then - the truth comes out. Mind you, this is all being shouted at us over speaker phone and BI is having trouble understanding LI because he has hearing problems and she is babble-screaming with her lisp. I try to leave this all to BI but he is saying "I can't understand her!! What is she saying??" And I'm sitting there telling her loudly to speak up. He still can't understand her so I have to translate for them. Ugh. I should have just walked away and left them to it but he would have gotten mad at me. BI and I can't come to her rescue because of work. So she has to call a towing service. She is all upset because she will have to go back into work and wait for the tow, and she thinks she will look like an idiot. Yep, that's too bad. 3.5 hours and $45 later, she is finally able to start her car and drive home.
She texts me later that night apologizing for flipping out and says she is going to work on being more respectful. I told her that I didn't really think she said anything out of line THIS TIME, and she was stressed out and we all have killed a car battery at least once in our lives. These things happen and it's part of being an adult. You just have to deal with them (hope you are enjoying it!). But this DOES teach you the importance of saving emergency money, LI and not blowing it on shoes and makeup when you work at a greasy spoon and have nothing to your name.
Meanwhile The Skunk Ape is down in FL posting "I wuv you soooo much LI!s" on Facebook all day now that she doesn't have to deal with her and LI is liking the posts like her mom never stole her Christmas presents or made her pay all her bills. It's so easy to be a mom in a different state. I told BIthat if LI decides she wants to go back to FL, I'm done. We tell her no coming back. She deals with whatever happens down there. I'm done with the flip-flopping and again I reminded him after her associates degree, it's me or her. He agreed.
Also of note: The Skunk Ape and Ex step-dad have been cheating with each other behind the back of his new girlfriend. The Skunk Ape told LI this the other night. Apparently, they talked for an hour and it's been going on for months now. Ex step-dad, according to The Skunk Ape, needs to watch porn in order to perform with his new gf and says he only divorced The Skunk Ape because "he was mad at her" Not sure how much of this I believe as apparently the new gf found all this out (The Skunk Ape told her) and she still is with ex step-dad? Trash, trash, trash.