He pushed the green ECON button and The Uv moved sprightly down the road as he chauffeured Fast Eddie and JannyLou and me to dinner.
Did we lock the car? He says he asked me why I didn't do it from the remote key. I remember telling him that I'd pushed the button on the door.
After a lovely dinner and scintillating conversation, we returned to the parking lot to find the Uv's lights blazing into the night. I leave the selection wand on AUTO; the lights come on when it's necessary and turn off with the engine. I was confused. I walked on ahead, sat behind the wheel, and realized that the accessories were all running, the car was "on" and the battery was dead.
Hmmmmmm..... did I mention that he drove my car?
We called AAA, returned to the restaurant for a while-we-wait beer, and met the kind technician 23 minutes later. He jumped the battery, we drove home, but the mystery remained unsolved. TBG is not the kind of person who forgets to turn off the car. In fact, he made that point several times on the ride home, at one point describing his actions in stentorian tones
I double pushed it and got out of the car.Double pushed it? Yes, because that's how he turns off his BMW. My little Honda, so much less refined, needs but one tap to shut itself off. Once it's off, one light tap turns on the accessories. So, a double tap turns it off and then half-way on.... just enough to drain the battery and offer Fast Eddie the opportunity to try another craft beer as we waited for help.
Because she knew that I'd be devastated if she didn't, The Uv started right up when I bounded out of bed with plenty of time to deal with AAA again if she had disappointed me. Nope, my girl was right there for me, not angry one little bit that I'd let him drive my car.