As I blogged about the other day, this kind of winter weather is just fine with me. One of the reasons I love it so much is because not once have I pulled up to work only to notice I’d been dragging 6 feet of extension cord underneath my vehicle.
Last year, for reasons I will probably never figure out, I failed to unplug the extension cord from my vehicle before leaving for work in the morning. Not once. Not twice. But, at least half a dozen times. Once is understandable. Two times, a guy can kind of explain away. However, when you do that 6 or 7 times, let’s just say you start looking and feeling like a bit of an idiot.
One day I got home just as my neighbour was about to drive away from the front of his house. He got out of his vehicle and came over to let me know that my extension cord was halfway down the street when he first came out of his house earlier in the morning. He was nice enough to drag it back on to our front lawn. I thanked him, laughed it off, and sheepishly made my way into the house. That wasn’t the last time he would have to do that last winter.
I always use two extension cords. I have a long one that is plugged into another cord that is about six feet long. That way, if I do forget to unplug my vehicle, I’m not ripping an extension cord from the socket on the house. The short one will break away and follow me into work. And, follow me it did.
More than a few times I’d get into work only to notice a six foot blue extension cord underneath my vehicle. Sometimes I’d be on my way to work and then suddenly say to myself, “Uh oh, guess what I forgot to do.” Then I’d have to pull over, unplug the cord from the front of my vehicle, and then toss it into the back seat. I would always look around to make sure no one saw me!
So, thank you Mother Nature.
With your help, I haven’t looked like an “extension cord idiot” yet!