Here’s how it always happens: Running late, you’re hustling to get dressed and get everything in order for your meeting. At the very last minute you dash out to the car. Looking at your watch, you breathe a sigh of relief. You need to be there in 15 minutes, and you know from past experience it’s a just 12-minute drive.
You’ve three minutes to spare.
Settling in behind the wheel, you turn the key to start your car. But instead of the glorious sound of your engine firing and settling into a smooth and steady idle, you hear that heart wrenching sound of your engine’s starter spinning endlessly because the engine won’t fire. What’s worse is the starter is spinning slower and slower and slower as — adding insult to injury — your battery goes dead too.
You’re definitely going to be late.