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2005-07-25 - 10:09 p.m.

I got into a minor car accident on my way home from work today.

I was driving down the road like a model citizen, with my cruise control on, adhering to all speed limits and traffic laws, when I was suddenly rammed on the passenger side by a crazy person.

This woman was bobbing and weaving through traffic. I saw her come roaring up from behind and quickly she was even with me. I have no idea how she could have missed seeing me, since we were right next to each other. I was watching her pretty closely, thank goodness, and when she started entering my lane, I moved over to the shoulder to keep her from hitting me. She corrected back into her lane and I thought "close one" just as she suddenly came right back into my lane and rammed me. She over-reacted and went all over the damn road. It's a miracle she didn't hit someone else. I went off the road a little and my car seemed to be playing hopscotch on the textured surface at the shoulder of the road. The car seemed to be hopping around sort of. That textured stuff makes a lot of racket when you drive over it.

She hit my car pretty hard so I pulled over to the shoulder on the right side of the interstate and got ready to write. I figured she would speed by and I would have to call in a description and license plate number. She surprised me by stopping. This woman was in her mid 30's, I would guess. She had reddish hair and lots of freckles and very, very pink eyes. I'm thinking she was either part albino rabbit, or she was high.

She hopped out of her car and started trying everything to try to get me to not call the cops and get a police report on the accident. She told me she was in a rush because she was on her way to the hospital to see her grandma... who was sick... ya know... in the hospital. That sounded so very contrived. I felt sorry for her because anyone can have a stupid moment and cause an accident. She sure didn't want me to call the cops. This might have had something to do with the pink eyes.

Anyway... she tried everything, even offered me money to not call anyone. My car now has hundreds of dollars worth of dents and scrapes on the side where she hit me and I wasn't about to let her go. I felt bad, but I had to do it. Maybe she will start being more careful and someone's life will be saved because she got that reality check.

Or maybe she will fashion a tiny red-haired effigy of me and push thumb tacks into its eyes while she chants a voodoo spell about that bitch who called the cops and reported the accident.

I have a big dent on the door and a little dent on the quarter panel and long scrapes down the side. Probably 300 - 600 bucks to fix it, I'm guessing.

Anyways, the thing that made me feel less bad about calling the cops was her fatal mistake of telling me it was my fault because I was in her blind spot. Hardy har har. She roared up from behind and was passing me. I was in her blind spot only for the nanosecond it took her to catch up and begin to pass me. She said "I'm from Texas, and in my state, you'd technically be at fault here, because you were in my blind spot." I told her that I wouldn't be at fault in any state, because I was traveling safely and normally down a single lane, no bobbing and weaving and I was not the one who changed lanes and rammed someone's car. I said "He who drives into the other fella is at fault."

She just sort of deflated a little and said "ok". She got a ticket in addition to the rest of her suck ass day. I still felt sorry for her, even after her silly attempt to make me feel that I could possibly be blamed somehow in bizarro world.

Tomorrow I'll have to call my insurance company and tell them I've been in yet another wreck. Thank goodness it was the other person's fault.

Watch me wake up all sore tomorrow. If so, I'll be going to the chiropractor.

Incidentally, Mercury went retrograde on July 22, which means there is a higher incidence of accidents and technical difficulties until Mercury goes direct again, around August 16. Try not to travel until then. I have to go to work every day, but I wouldn't go to Europe or even across the country till Mercury goes direct.

And that's how my day went. How was yours?

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