Anywho, as you know I drive a Kia minivan. Her name is ol' girl. I love her and she has been very good to us.
I came back from dropping DJ off at college on a Thursday so Friday was our first real day of freedom. Den only works half-days so we were out running errands that hadn't gotten done because I was gone.
We get stopped by a red light and off to our right a little red cooper mini starts creeping forward like it wants to race. Normally, I let them go ahead of me but since Den was driving and this really isn't a big deal, I tell him to punch it.
The light turns green and I look over at him and.............................
So our Kia mini-van and the cooper take off from the starting line. I'm yelling, GO GO GO! Ol' girl lurches forward and we are ahead! YAY US!
The problem with our little drag strip was that there was a merge about a half mile up. So we had to win fast.
I look to the right and sure enough we WON! Take that mini cooper!
And then out of the corner of my left eye, I notice something. It seems like Den is having a seizure. He seems to be bouncing around in the seat. Mind you, the van motor is still screaming, as in wide open and we are racing towards the merge that now has cars stopping.
I turn toward Den and he isn't having a seizure, he is stomping the gas pedal AS HARD AS HE COULD. Then he yells, "THE PEDAL IS STUCK ON THE FLOOR!"
Guess what? My adrenal gland still work.
After what seemed like FOOOORRRRRRREEEEEEVVVVVEEEERRRRR, he locked up the brakes with the gas pedal stuck to the floor. The van wasn't happy about this situation but by some miracle the pedal unstuck itself. We came to a screeching halt.
I realized a few things from this little fiasco. We shouldn't race in a mini van. And perhaps it wasn't Den and I that were in charge of the children. What if they were the ones keeping us out of trouble? I mean we were drag racing not even 24 hours after they left. Shit man, what are we going to do to ourselves in say a month?
I'm a little worried about what is next.
Mrs. C. Trickle,
PS-Den came home and tried to figure out what happened since no codes were coming up. It was the floor mat. At least, I hope that is it.