Do you think that a piece of land can have it out for a person? Maybe even hold a grudge? There is a piece of land near the Idaho/Utah border that has it out for me. I have had A LOT of car mishaps along that stretch over the years, but here are the top three:
1. A few years ago my alternator went out on that strip of land and I spent the next few hours trying to get home. I would drive for 20 mintues, stop, turn off the lights, and let the battery charge for 20 minutes without ever turning off the car. If I waited too long between rests, my car would protest by turning the headlights off.
2. I had just had knee surgery and was wearing a leg brace that ran from my thigh to my ankle. My car vapor-locked along the cursed stretch and stranded me at a gas station for an hour and a half while I waited for the tow truck. When he finally came, he brought one of those GIANT trucks, and I had to literally use the seat belt to scale my way into the cab, dragging my useless leg behind me.
3. And then Wednesday night, I was driving home in the rain, and I had my first tire blow-out on the highway...on THAT stretch of road! It looked as if something had tried to take a large bite out of my tire.
I wonder if one of these days that road will just open up and swallow me whole.