Yes, this is exactly what I felt!
The lesson for today.....
Learn how to change a tire.
Yes. I got a flat tire. I was surrounded by tall trees. Luckily. the freeway was just next to me. Still, not safe.
Even if you have auto insurance to call, there's always "What IF..." You left your cell phone at home, -you don't have signal, - you are in the middle of dangerous area, and you don't have this and that... You may find a solution. However, there's nothing wrong with learning how to change a tire. Is there?
Always leave your mobile fully charged. That means, bring your complete chargers with you all the time or an extra battery.
"Crazy, I talked to the agent for more than one hour, my phone was almost dead. I was afraid they can't get a hold of me and no one can get me." Big mistake.
Bring extra water,snacks and magazine. I was hungry and bored to tears. Again, I was surrounded by trees only.
Never leave the house without cash even if you're heading to the bank. Always leave extra cash in your wallet. The minimum is $100. The best part, leave cash in the car too. Make sure it's in the hiding spot. Never touch the money. It's for emergency only. Me, I think $100 is not enough.
Like what my father said. Keep you car's gas tank FULL. Again, never leave the house with half tank. The best advise is pump gas before you go home. Tomorrow you don't have to go the gas station before you start your productive day. Stress free right?
Research about what you must have in the car
I hope you learned today too. Don't wait for it to happen. Be safe!