While I can play the piano like Schroeder, and have a way with the ladies that's only rivalled by Peppermint Patty, as Will likes to point out, I'm most certainly the Charlie Brown of travel. My planes are ALWAYS delayed without fail (though I'm always at the airport on time). I'd be willing to bet that I've spent more hours in the Birmingham airport than most of the people who work there. But that's just scraping the surface... I once bought a ticket to Italy from Al Italia, and they gave me a 45 minute stopover in NYC. No problem, I thought! Of course, the ticket they sold me had me landing in JFK, and flying out of LaGuardia (no joke) with the delay occurring during rush hour. Good Grief! Needless to say I missed the connecting flight.

Of course, when God, the weather and Italian airlines aren't mucking about with my itinerary, I tend to do it to myself (like leaving my headlights on by accident). Anyway, all that rambling's to badly segue into this: I only seem to have to jumpstart my car when it's raining, and this seems like the perfect solution. Instead of having to wait for the weather to clear up, and having to remember where the jumper cables are, and how to use them, this new gadget makes everything effortless. All you have to do is plug it into your cigarette lighter, the cigarette lighter of nearby car, and then start the engines. And while it seems pretty foolproof to me, I'm sure I can find a way around that! 74437.jpg