Bit long winded but its my lunchbreak
Finished work at 4.30 and unusualy sunny for a Scottish evening so with a hop skip went to start the car. After about 3 feet of driving it decided to die on me. Thinking nothing of it i went to start again and made the sound like a cambelt had snapped. Its done this before and was advised to take out the fuel pump fuse and try to start the car then put the fuse back in as its probably the engine flooded. Done this and low and behold started with a bit of a cough n spluter and kicked out a ploom of smoke. Let it sit for a while then headed off home.
On the way down the motorway i went to overtake a car and there was no pull in the car. So to save embarrasment i decided to pull in and leave it be. Came up to the toll booth on the bridge and a smell of either clutch of brake pads waffted through the vents. Fearing the worse i pulled into the nearest layby and got out to find the passenger side brake decided to seize on me.
The nearest phone box was a 20 minute walk so i thought, may as well phone me dad for a lift. Clutching the usual 20p in my pocket for the minimum phone call i headed off to the phonebox only to find out BT are now 30p minimum So now i head back to the car in the layby 20 minutes walk away and decide to chance it and drive to the phonebox. Thought to myself i must have 10p kicking about the seat and as a miracle found 10p in the passenger side.
Walked to the phonebox and out of the 3 10p only 1 would work in the phonebox. After waiting for 15 mins for someone to walk by, i asked an old guy for change of my 30p and he gave me a 50p piece . So phoned my dad for a lift and was told he was still in work (top of Scotland) and wouldnt be home till about 9pm (there goes my phone money).
In the end just drove the car home nice n reasonably, pulling into all the laybys to let the pads cool down and finally arrived home 2 1/2 hours after work which usually takes me 25 minutes.