madclarinet (madclarinet) wrote,

One of those days

I volunteered to help out at a check point for the Wild Ways Walk today. I've done it before a couple of times, and this time (because there were less people) my mom also helped out.

Now, we were at Checkpoint 3, 4.5 or so miles before the end and in Youlgreave (or Youlgrave depending on where you look) and we got there and had an afternoon of checking people in as they arrived and ensuring that all people were accounted for through the checkpoint. Its fairly easy but at busy times it can get a little frantic. It was fine, until the end when we discovered that my car had had another car parked right behind it and there was no way I could get it out.

After an hour or so of knocking on doors trying to find the owner (which gave us some leads). I must point out here that mom did a lot of the knocking (I REALLY hate doing this) we got something to eat at a local pub. There we got another lead and finally found the son of the local garage owner who identified the car and offered (if the person wasn't there) to get a jack and move on of the blocking car. Luckily the person was in and we were quickly on our way home.

We can laugh about it now, but it wasn't too funny at the time.
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