the asshole on the side of the freeway

Yep, that was me yesterday. One of my tires blew out on a dangerous part of the freeway. I was in the left lane so I had to pull over onto the center part of the freeway. I’ve changed out a flat tire before on the freeway, but from where I was this time there was no room. I would have been sideswiped and mangled by a passing car, the event probably immortalized in some episode of that “world’s wildest videos” show.

But thankfully that’s all taking place in a parallel universe as I simply just waited for triple A to show up and tow me to Discount Tire. Two hours, $193, three brand new tires and a mild sunburn later, I was back in business.