Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm a good driver. Really I am.

I hit someone with my car yesterday. Well, wait, I didn't him someone, but someone's car that is.

I just don't hit people with my cars. Or their cars for that matter!

Okay well there was the one time in high school where I didn't yield on a left turning light and hit someone. But that was 15 years ago, I was inexperienced, and I was skipping class! That was well deserved!

So yesterday, I was at a light waiting to turn right (my lane was a yielding lane). I could have sworn the car in front of me had already pulled out and so I was looking, waiting for the line of cars to pass by so I could pull out. As the last car passed by (I was still looking left), I slowly started to push on the gas and C~R~A~S~H!!

I hit the bumper of a Honda Accord.

I think he must have started to go, but then stopped. But I thought he had actually gone.

I felt really stupid. Fortunately the lady was nice and it was just a scratch. I kept apologizing profusely and then I said the words "I never do this!".

She look at my car, and then at me, and then I was even more embarrassed.

Our car, well, it's a long story, but our car has some dents in it. THAT WERE NOT DONE BY US. I subleased my car out for 2 years when we were first married to get rid of some debt, and during that time, the person leasing it (who was a stripper in Vegas by the way...I swear I had no idea because I went through a 3rd party company who took care of the leasing stuff. Again long story, if you want to hear it you can read this blog post from July 2007).

This is a picture of our car when we got it back from the Vegas stripper in 2007. This dent has since been popped out so you don't really notice it but you can still see all the scratches around the tire like in this photo.

So back to my story here, when I told the woman who's car I hit that "I never do this", she looked at me like I was the biggest liar on the face of the earth. Because obviously as you look at our car, you can see several dings and dents.

It's embarrassing and I'm tired of driving around and having people think I'm a horrible driver because our car has some dents (which the stripper didn't fix).

We're finally looking into selling our Jetta and replacing it with a newer used car with less miles. Because, really, I am a good driver. Really I am.


Dan Thomas said...

Glad you are Ok and it is not going to cost a lot of money.

Loralai's Mommy said...

That is exactly how I got into my first and only car accident! I was driving to work and was in the yield lane, I could have sworn the lady in front of me went, but like you she must have started and then decided against it, I was looking left and when I turned to look forward it was too late and I hit her. I was in my truck so it actually pushed her car about 5 feet, but there was no damage at all.

I am glad that your ok and that it is not going to cost you an arm and a leg. Those darn Vegas strippers just can not be trusted lol...and you think with all the money that she makes in Vegas (I love Vegas by the way!!) she would have fixed the dent!