Jul 10, 2009

When it rains, it pours!

Normal day, got ready for work. My brother-in-law was giving me a ride to work. We get into his truck and are heading towards my job. All of the sudden I see this pick up truck with a huge confederate flag barrelling towards us across the double yellow line. BANG! Both vehicles were totaled. Rick had to be taken via ambulance, as he had glass all in his face. This young kids runs over, the stupid driver, and says "Ma'am I'm so sorry I fell asleep, gosh I'm sorry".. Forgive me, but all the Yankee Baltimore bred me came out. I reply with " You stupid motherfucker, what the fuck?".. "How could you not see us"..I used words this kid probably never heard. I was furious. This was the only vehicle Rick and his wife own. They are just getting over the death of his brother and now this. My son and mom picked me up and we went to get Tina and go to the hospital. She is a very fragile emotional person. Her ability to handle stress is not the greatest. I did what I thought was the best move..I went to work. I always thought that when people nodded off at the wheel, at least by my own experience, you always veer towards the right. If Rick wouldn't have had as quick reflexes as he did and we wouldn't have had seat belts on we would have been dead. There def was an angel watching over us yesterday. The EMT's were the same ones who were at my house the day my husband died. Everyone wanted to know, "Who's boy was driving"...it being such a small town. By the time I get to work, all the customers already new I had been in an accident and who hit us. Amazing. The local gossip mill is the quickest form of news spreading that I have ever seen. So I am counting my blessings. I am alive and well. Now I am scared to death for Jesse to drive on these back roads, because the locals know them so well that they fly. We were the second accident in one hour on that road. At least I know my work ethic is intact. My dad taught me early on that the only excuse for missing work is death and it better be your own. That was probably one of his best pieces of advice. Have a great, safe day. Beware drivers that are half asleep.


Lou said...

I'm speechless. That sucks..

the walking man said...

How's Rick? The only thing I can say after seeing how they drive in rural area's is Rick done good in doing what he could.

Lori...don't be angry at the stupid kid. Don't let it all pass either but just roll with it.

Glad you're OK. Let the town work it's magic.

butterflies said...

So glad to hear that you are ok!
One thing that ppl seem to forget is that vehicles are lethal weapons that can kill.
We take them so much for granted.

Lori said...

Lou- I wish I would have held my tongue and been speechless with that kid, I made him cry. I apologized to his father. The words just came out of "that place" the lives in us when we get mad..

WM- I thank God Rick was driving. He now has a Trans Am rental that he loves and is waiting for the insurance Gods to work their magic.

Butterflies- That is what I try to stress to my son. He just got a big econoline van. He hates it. I like it cause it has lots of metal to protect him. Young drivers, usually until they have their first accident, don't realize how powerful and lethal a car/truck etc is. We were in a blazer and the other driver was in a truck. If Rick wouldn't have drove into the grass we would have been hit head on and dead. Thanks for the good wishes..