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A pox upon the bloody fools...

...who leave a large piece of dark furniture in the middle of the road at quarter of one in the morning when the speed limit is 55mph.

Conveniently, I swerved almost completely in time, overcorrected, had a lovely mad 180-turn across the intersection, and avoided bashing into anything except the bloody piece of furniture itself. The right side of my bumper is sadly gone in a thoroughly pathetic and broken way. However, my dance partner and I are uninjured and the car appears fine besides that. And there was almost no one else on the road so we didn't hit anyone else or cause anyone else to have an accident.

But still....GAAAAAAAAAAAAH! The stupid! The hate! The loathing! May flying hamsters rain flaming coconuts down upon their villages!

And I'll call tomorrow to see about getting my poor car checked out. Grar.

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larksdream
Dec. 17th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. :( So glad you're okay. I wonder if the furniture fell off a truck or something? Gah.
jalenstrix
Dec. 17th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
I wonder if the furniture fell off a truck or something? Gah.

Yeah - that's my best guess. It was smack dab in the middle of the lane, as if it had just fallen off the back of whatever was carrying it.


larksdream
Dec. 17th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
You know, I see so many trucks / vans go by with stuff tied on badly and sometimes not at all, and I always wonder where people's common sense is. It's so much worse when an accident would have been relatively preventable if only the person hadn't had the IQ of a turnip.
jalenstrix
Dec. 17th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
...relatively preventable if only the person hadn't had the IQ of a turnip.

::laughter::
You know it's comments like this that make me absolutely adore you. Despite my general snarkiness of mood today, I shall now have a little mental giggle when I imagine you scolding a bunch of idiotic truck drivers and pointing at a demure and conveniently nearby patch of turnips.
larksdream
Dec. 19th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
*LOL* A demure turnip... it's true I've never met a forward one... *giggle*
fallen_tigress
Dec. 17th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope everything turns out to be alright... it was awesome getting to see and dance with you last night.
jalenstrix
Dec. 17th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
[grin] Thanks. It was absolutely splendid seeing and dancing you with last night, as well. Long live the cha cha line dance! And getting up the courage to talk to people who we think dance way better than us! ;)
boojum42
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
That sucks. A lot. I'm really glad no one was hurt, though.
jalenstrix
Dec. 17th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) And yeah, given the situation, it was nearly the best possible outcome. The amount of potential damage (to car, to other people, etc.) is actually quite frightening.
halophoenix
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
ACK! OHMYGOODNESS Thank Gaia you're alright. O_o

...


Did you get to keep the offending furniture?
jalenstrix
Dec. 17th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
;) Sadly, nay. We swerved so long down the side of the road before I lost control and overcorrected that I couldn't even see the darn thing when we finally came to a halt.

I bet it's sorry now that it sat there so smugly in the dark waiting for us, though. [wry grin]

generouscruelty
Dec. 17th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
I am relieved that you are safe.
jalenstrix
Dec. 17th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
[smile]
Thanks very much, indeed.
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