First dates are already nerve-racking enough, but when your car breaks down, that could throw a wrench in your plans. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and you don’t want to let a stubborn car ruin it for you. Here’s what you can do to salvage your first date:
Call Your Wingman
Now would be the time to call that friend of yours with the car. He can help you even if his car is ugly as sin. Tell him that you need him to pick you up so that you can make it to your date. If he’s a real friend, he’ll assist you. He may even play chauffeur for you if you ask him nicely. And if you don’t have a wingman, or some really cool friend who can do you a solid, maybe it’s time to get one.
Get Towed to the Date Spot
If the two of you are supposed to be meeting somewhere specific, you can always ride in on the tow truck. Call your roadside rescue team and ask them to tow your car to a shop that’s by the place you’re going to meet up for your date. Have them drop you off at the date spot after they drop the car off. It can’t hurt to ask.
Rent Some Scooters
You could turn this date into something extremely cool if you can make it to a scooter rental company in time. If it’s a hot summer day, you could pull up to your date’s house on a scooter and totally surprise her. Let her know you’re adventurous, and then tell her to hop on.
Call a Limo
If you and your date are a bit more on the classy side, you can call a limo to come rescue you instead. She never even has to know that your car broke down. Just go pick her up in a gorgeous limousine, and she’ll forget all about your lateness and everything else. Limo rides are classy. The cars are stocked with beverages and goodies, and the two of you will have a spacious back area to talk to each other and get to know each other better. A limo can turn a doomed night into a delightful evening. Go for it if it’s possible. You won’t regret it.
Those are just some of the things you can do to ensure that you don’t end up losing your chance to be with this person that you want to date. Use one of these ideas, and you should be just fine. And hey, if your car breaks down and is absolutely unusable after you can always see if you can take it to a junk car buyer, always look at the bright side of the situation.