Life runs so fast. I find myself always trying to slow it down, but to no avail.
I'm a bit rattled. Had a wacky parking lot fender bender today....at a tax appointment, no less. Geez! I can't seem to pull my head back together. But wait, the story gets better. I might as well tell it and laugh instead of crying and scheduling a trip to therapy. Here's how it went.
1. tax appointment went much longer than expected. It was near lunch time and I was a little scattered (turns out that was an understatement).
2. got into my car which was parked off an alleyway...backed up, careful to avoid the dumpster.
3. oops....bumped into a trash can that was on the edge of the alley. Hopped out to set it up. (being a good citizen and all)
4. oh no....is that my van driving away from me?!
5. turn around and run trying to catch van and step on brake peddle before it....oh no!...before it runs into my husband's truck (he's backing out of another spot!)
6. I somehow get my leg in the van and step on the brake....oops again! That was the gas....
7. Loud crashing noise as I hit the tax attorneys beautiful new (parked) SUV and then ram full speed (good thing I found that "brake" huh?!) into the back of my husband's truck and run my bumper up onto the ball of the hitch.
8. I YI YI!
Reasons to be incredibly thankful:
1. No one was hurt. Praise God!
2. No one even yelled at me. I guess they all knew I would start weeping (smart men that they were).
3. All vehicles still run. My van is hideous without a front bumper, but it got me home (where I really want to stay and hide for a month or ten).
4. When I jumped back in the van (and missed the brake peddle), I did yank the steering wheel to the left and just grazed the tax guy's new SUV, leaving some scratches (an absolute gift from GOD!) Not that scratches are free, but we couldn't find any dents. We'll see what the dealership says.
5. My dear husband has already started joking about the episode and making me laugh about it.
6. I've put my vehicle in "park" every other time I exited it today!
7. God is good even when I'm a pitiful driver.
8. My husband (being a very good driver) was able to hold the brake and keep his truck from ramming into another vehicle parked in the lot.
9. I did not hit every vehicle in the lot, although it does appear that I was trying.
Hoping this little slow motion replay might make one of you laugh. Seems like it could have been an I Love Lucy skit.