That was tiresome.

Flat front left tire on the Long Beach Freeway in the beautiful city of Commerce this morning. Inconvenience; grime; noise; moderate danger; expense. Saving graces:

* The useful and free Freeway Service Patrol tow people, who rather than just taking me off the freeway so I could change my tire safely, changed the tire for me with high powered tools in about 90 seconds.

* Modern cars, which can take a front left tire blowout at highway seed without becoming the Grim Reaper’s Whirling Gondolas to Hell.

* Working spare.

7 thoughts on “That was tiresome.

  1. The last time I got a blowout at highway speed, the main thing that I noticed was that the car sounded funny. And as I sat on the side of the freeway awaiting triple A, I too said a little thank you to the modern technology that allows for such things without troubling Mr. Reaper. Also, let’s hear it for cell phones and never even having to emerge from your car to get someone out to help you.

  2. I like your description of the City of Commerce. I have passed many times through the City of Commerce. It is as you describe. Please submit it to the Lonely Planet so that they can add it as a destination.

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