22 March 2007

Love Hate



At about 3:30 this afternoon I decided to drive the kids to their favorite park, and about half way there plowed into the back of a car stopped ahead of me. It was embarrassingly stupid of me. I had taken my foot off the pedal for a split second to mess with my sock, and then couldn’t find the brake pedal in time. Quite likely the stupidest thing I’ve ever done. Ever. (Which I suppose is comforting. Stupid goes downhill a long way from there, but still.) It took more than an hour and a half to sort everything out, and it was an even bigger mess that it might have been because our insurance had lapsed. Yes, it had.

Star fell asleep like a little cherub, while Dandelion played contentedly in her car seat. Karim appeared at the last minute like a deus ex machina, and prevented any further bungling of things by me, and sent me home with a wave of the hand and an “I’ll take care of it.”

I swear, I’d hate this place if I didn’t love it so much. Or maybe I’d love it if I didn’t hate it the way I do.

5 comments:

Matthew said...

Glad everyone went through OK. Was there any damage to your car?

Kat said...

I ran into the car ahead of me because my sandal got caught underneath the brake pedal.

Dad said...

I am glad everyone is okay and how would you know if there was any damage to the Corsica? It already has an abundance of personality! I want you to know that I read the last two posts but I could not find a way to comment.

joe said...

i am constantly online or text messaging in my car. i wouldn't make it a day in beirut traffic. glad nobody was hurt.

Mary Ann said...

Our old tank of a car was hardly damaged at all. It has a bit of a dent in the front bumper. Nothing more.