Tuesday, October 17, 2006

bump

did i mention that i got in a wee car accident yesterday? no, i didn't think so. there have been some low moments in this long weekend which have made me deeply thankful (yet again) that i'm not a single parent. it's all much more fun and easier with a partner like m! anyway, i was driving (slowly, speed limit 25, so i was going about 28 mph) up preble street, and a man driving a truck apparently thought i had a stop sign. coming from the right, he stopped at his stop sign and then proceeded to pull out directly into ace-the-acura's path. we honked (ace and i), and braked, but alas, we smashed into him a little bit. the man was a nice older guy with a fabulous maine accent. we were cordial to each other, exchanged info, and he duct-taped my right turn signal back to my car.

the amazing thing about this is that this was my first accident in 20 years! the last time i was in a little smash-up was when i was 19, driving the plushmobile, drinking a diet coke which spilled all over my lap upon impact. this time my brother adam wasn't with me, i wasn't drinking any kind of beverage, it was the other guy's fault, and i didn't cry one bit!! now i assume i'm safe until i'm 59.

6 comments:

mama d said...

I guess that was a pretty good accident if you absolutely have to have one! In my last accident (which was my fault, unfortunately, although I still think it was the fault of the person ahead of me) the impact knocked a couple of toy poodles to the floor! We didn't have Maisie yet, so I couldn't appreciate how awful that was--I just thought it was kind of funny....

lizzie lou said...

oh my! no animals were harmed in the making of MY accident!

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lisa said...

me too!! happy that your turned out okay.
I was backed into at Hannaford's. The (young girl driver her mothers car) was like, "oh my god...I am like so sorry... I was totally not paying attention" so I didn't bother to get the names of witnesses and she is now denying it. guess her mom was pissed.

lizzie lou said...

oh no -- i'm glad yours was just as minor as mine!!