Yesterday my father, Erin's zaydie, turned 72. I told my cousins that I'd need to call him to wish him a happy birthday. What with work & all, the day got away from us. Before I knew it, it was 4:00 & time to leave for the day. Normally I hang a few minutes, clean up & chit chat, but I had plans to go out with some friends to see a movie.
So there I am sitting in the left turn lane waiting to make a turn so I could get on the S expressway. In front of me was this huge truck. As I'm sitting there, I am watching this putz start to back up so I laid on my horn. Anyone who has heard a T0y0ta horn knows it is the most annoying horn. Ever. Nope. It didn't stop him. I got pushed back, & then he stopped. I had the hood of my car all crunched up. Then he started to back up again. With my laying on my horn so hard I don't know why it wasn't heard round the 50 states!
When he stopped & got out of the truck from he!!, I got out & quite vocally asked him what he thought he was doing backing up & didn't he hear my horn. BUT NO!!! He starts talking to me in Spanish claiming he doesn't speak English. I got back in my car because I was ticked off & needed to stay away. First thing I called 9!! to report the accident. Then I called Cheryle at the office, & she sent Stacy to me.
Not too much after Stacy showed up, the service aide pulled up. He came over to take the report from my point of view & then explained that I should call my insurance company & Triple A. When he came to me, he told me that the other driver claimed I rammed him from behind. Mind you, my car was the one with ALL the damage & on the diagonal. (Had I hit him, my car would have not been pointed the direction it was in. Just MHO of course.)
In the midst of this the driver from Triple A shows up & is the sweetest guy ever!! I hope they call me with a survey because Thurman will get top marks. Rather than have to speak with my insurance company, Stacy handled the call & then Thurman spoke with the rep to find a repair place that would be convenient for me.
I went over to the service aide assisting me & asked if he knew if the aide behind him was Fa!th. He wasn't sure so I walked over. When she looked up & saw me, she got out of her truck with a white face. Gotta love friends like her. She didn't need to stay with me but did until I was almost done.
Thurman drove me & my poor T0y0ta to the repair shop which is around the corner from my house. The people there seem to be great. In fact, they are so nice the owner drove me home.
My neighbor L had picked Erin up from camp & kept her at her house for dinner so I could settle in. When Erin came home, she brought her friends Matthew & Sophie with her. They all wanted to make sure I was alright.
When I finally got in touch with my dad, I told him that I'd found a great way to celebrate his birthday. With a crash, bang, boom! He asked me to celebrate his day in a calmer way. I'll try that next year. Promise.