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What do you get when you take a (1) nice new Bluetooth car stereo (Pioneer FH-P8000BT [self-installed]), (2) evil IT Consultant (I always miss-type that as "conslutant" for some reason) who has calls to make, a (3) bluetooth (semi)smartphone, and (4) the pick up line at the end of the first day of school?

So, I get to school more than 45 minutes early so I can be near the front of the line, turn the XL-7 off and start making calls handsfree. That goes well, I get a number calls out of the way, and time rolls around to pull up and pick up my dear 'packages'. Turn the key & .nothing. happens, not even one engine crank. In retrospect, I really shouldn't have had my phone plugged into the car and charging as well using the handfree carphone. Apparently, you can suck a car battery dry pretty quickly with this approach..

Just remember to wave "Hello" to the other parents who are maneuvering around you until you can get jumped.


Comments (2)
Craig Wiseman August 19th, 2008 05:49:01 PM

1) Recipe for personal embarrassment
Turtle 8/21/2008 2:40:22 PM

Replace your battery... you should be able to run a phone or practically anything else for hours or days off a fully-charged car battery.

2) Recipe for personal embarrassment
Craig 8/21/2008 3:11:48 PM

@1 Yep, did that.

I should have mentioned it....

I guess I was more focused on the 'mortified' part of the story.

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