Last weekend we had a wedding to attend. I packed the car and drove an hour to the city to pick my husband up from work. Due to my lack of direction, he would drive the rest of the way.
The bride and groom's car breaking down wasn't part of the plan.
When we caught up to the bridal party caravan, squeezed on the side of a windy road, in the pouring rain, the groom's car was finally running. Still not willing to chance it, my husband decided we should drive their kids in our car to be safe.
No problem. Then...
"Hey babe," my husband said. "I'll ride with the groom, you take the bride."
The expression on my face dropped. I had a bad feeling, this wasn't the best idea.
"Oh, that's right, I was supposed to drive," he remembered.
"Well, it's not ideal...but, I guess I can handle it..." I replied sarcastically. Thoughts of, I don't know where the hell I'm going, were flashing through my mind.
After everyone was crammed into random cars, my husband tapped on the driver side window. "The grooms parents don't know where their going, so let them follow you."
Great! So it was the blind leading the blind. What could go wrong? I had a stressed, panicked bride riding shot gun, twin toddlers in the backseat, and two senior citizens tailing my lead.
"Weddings always have a glitch," I reminded the bride. "This was yours, nothing else can go wrong."
When the exit approached, I turned my blinker on early signaling the car behind me to follow. Then a semi truck cut in front of me, it slowed down and blocked my view of the road ahead. The exit appeared to be a two lane off ramp, so I switch lanes.
I was wrong! I cranked my steering wheel right and switched back at the last possible second clipping the off ramp median with my front left tire. I looked to my right with a gut wrenching feeling, I just lost the groom's parents...
...and in slow motion, I saw the faces of two elderly people drop in disbelief as they missed the exit..so what do I do?