A contact fell out of the fan switch on my 88 Buick Regal so I ripped a wire on it and hotwired it directly to the battery...
Well I'm sitting in deadstop traffic on the freeway with a cop sitting RIGHT next to me, and I notice it getting hot, so I kill the car, listen, and the fan is off...
The wire must have fallen off of the fan.
I happen to partake in the occasional usage of a certain natural herb from time to time... And my "smoking instrument" instantly flew off of my lap and onto the road as I hopped ever so gracefully out of my car.
It hit the ground.
Slid under the cops car and out the other side, sitting right by his drivers door.
Luckily just then the traffic started moving again and he pulled up while I grabbed it real quick.
Since then I have been much more aware of things I sit on my lap when I get up.