|My tire-pressure light.|
Yesterday, I had a flat tire. Had to get the car towed (no spare) to a tire store, where I was told it’s really time to replace all four tires. What fun.
Here’s the thing:
I didn’t know I had a tire going flat. A guy noticed from across the parking lot. And he had even told my son, a couple days before. My son thought he said front, driver’s side. So, I looked at the front tire on the driver’s side, which wasn’t flat. Done.
I didn’t even think to look at any of the other tires.
It was the rear tire on the driver’s side.
How weird it is that that guy notices things on other people’s cars, while I don’t even notice things on my own?
Honestly, I can’t even keep in mind what model year my car is. I always have to look that up.
I have a mental block against all things car-related.
“Pop the trunk,” says the mechanic and I’m like, “How do I do that again?”
(Yes, they totally see me coming … Gotta say, though, I don’t think I’ve ever been ripped off.)
My husband patiently shows me how to check the pressure in my tires every time that little light (which looks like a butt to me) goes off. The next time it does, I have no idea how to do it.
I think everyone has mental blocks. Maybe your mind shuts off when someone starts talking budgeting. Or you really don’t want to hear it when the repairman starts telling you exactly how they’re going to fix something. (OK, that’s me again.) Or the person from your health insurance starts talking out-of-pocket and deductibles, blah, blah, blah. (Health-insurance companies are obtuse on purpose, though.)
So, what are your mental blocks?