On Friday afternoon I was shopping with my friend Nora.
I had dropped The Prince off at work earlier in the day so that we would be able to drive around in his Jeep.
This, my friends, is the Jeep that I've named "baa baa bad Jeep".
Because it's such a hunk of junk.
Anywho, I'm driving the Jeep, and we're approaching a busy intersection.
I was about to make a left turn.
And then the Jeep just stopped.
It shut off.
It was done.
Nora and I exchanged glances and started to laugh nervously.
I grabbed my phone and called The Prince:
Me: "HEY. Your piece of shit Jeep just SHUT OFF."
The Prince: "That's what happens when you turn the key toward you."
Me: "THIS IS NO TIME FOR FUNNY. I'm serious, I'm in the middle of an intersection, the Jeep is stopped, I can't get the keys out, I can't turn them, I don't know what to do."
The Prince: "Okay, calm down."
Me: "PEOPLE ARE HONKING AT ME."
The Prince: "Did you-"
Me: "Holy shit, there's a cop, I gotta go."
So then this cop pulled up behind me and came to the window:
Cop: "What's going on here?"
Me: "I don't know, it just shut off, can you help me? I'm sorry I'm holding up traffic."
Cop: "I can take a look."
Me: "Thank you, thank you."
Me: "What's wrong?"
Cop: *fiddles around, starts Jeep with no issues*
Me: "HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!"
Cop: "You know you have to put a vehicle in park to start it, right? You still had it in gear."
Me: "Crap. I know that. I can't believe I just did that. I'm sorry. I don't know why it stopped."
Cop: "Well, I'd like to know why it stopped. That's kind of an issue."
Me: "It's not my Jeep, it's my boyfriend's. I think it's a piece of junk."
Cop: "Oh. Okay. Move along, then."
So then I got back in the Jeep:
Me: "Nora, we are not going to tell The Prince what actually happened here. We're not telling him that I didn't put it in park. This whole ordeal is all his fault. We're going to say that the cop did something magical to make it start."
Nora: "Okay. I'm on board with the plan."
And then later, when we picked The Prince up from work:
Me: "Hi sweetie."
The Prince: "Hey guys."
Me: "So, I hate your Jeep."
The Prince: "You couldn't start it because it was still in gear, am I right?"
Me: "No, you're not right."
The Prince: "I know I'm right. The truth is written all over your face and even Nora's face."
Me: "It wasn't still in gear!"
The Prince: "Yes it was."
Me: "BAA BAA BAD JEEP."