Danny agreed to come with me.
On the way, I told Danny about how the brake and battery lights had been coming on for the last couple days. He figured it was probably alternator-related, decided we'd take it to our favorite car electrician tomorrow.
Went to Albertson's. Bought cough drops. Went out to car. It's dead in the water.
We call Danny's brother. Isaac and I push the car, car starts. Car runs while we chat for a moment...
Re-push car. Run out of space. Push car in the opposite direction. Nothing. Jump Start car, car starts. We say good-bye to Isaac, pull out of the lot, I shift gears...
Call Isaac back. Try to jump car again. A red wire attached to the negative lead of Isaac's car inspires Danny to attach the wrong cable...sparks...damage...and our car isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Twenty minutes later, the happy tow truck man comes. If Santa were a tow truck driver, he would be this man. With mutton-chops.
Car's at the shop. We have cough drops. And we're not going to take the truck anywhere tonight.