Kellie’s Blog: This is Me, Grumbling
Kellie’s Blog: This is Me, Grumbling

This has been a ridiculously long day. But after I hit the Save & Close button on this blog, it will be officially over.

Here’s the deal — I’m a bad mother. I admit it. Almost 3 years ago, every time Emma Kelly and I would get in the car, she wanted me to tell her stories. And it was non-stop repeats of Little Red Riding Hood…The Three Little Pigs…Goldilocks and the Three Bears…Little Red Riding Hood…The Three Little Pigs…Goldilocks and the Three Bears…Little Red Riding Hood…you get the idea……

Now I love my daughter to pieces, but my throat was tired. And telling the same three stories over and over again was boring. So I went to the dealership and got them to install a DVD player in the headrest so my daughter could be entertained while I drove in a blissful state of mute.

All was well until about 2 years and 6 months into my 3-year warranty. The DVDs started freezing up. So being well within my 3-year warranty window, I went to the DVD installer and was told they could fix the problem in about an hour. Two and a half hours later, I was finally getting the keys back to my car with its brand new DVD player.

So I asked about the warranty. Does this mean I have six months left? Does a new warranty kick in with the new DVD player? How does that work? He said that I’d just used the warranty.

Uh-huh. And?

There was no and. He said there was no more warranty because I just used it. This didn’t compute in my brain, so I asked him, “So what happens if a week from now, something goes wrong and the DVD player stops working?”

And do you know what this man said to me? Wait for it………………………………………………………….

“You need to have a positive attitude.”

I could’ve slapped him right there in that parking lot. Well! Guess what?! It’s been about a month now and the freaking DVD player isn’t working. Put in a DVD and it tells you there is no DVD in there. So tomorrow I’ve got to take my positive attitude back up there and find out what he’s going to do about it.

And with that, I shall hit Save & Close. Good night.