Lemme preface by saying today probably could have been one of the worst days of my life.
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed in a grumpy mood from a night of very little sleep. I texted my dad complaining about how I was in a meh kinda mood and he said “Well, it could be worse.”
And then it got worse.
I was stopped on Kingwood Dr at a red light. And I looked into my rearview mirror and the car behind me did not get the memo that when the people ahead of you stop, you should probably not accelerate into them. And this caused me to hit the person ahead of me.
The man who hit me immediately got out of his car and apologized profusely. And the man whom I hit, got out of his car and introduced himself. I told these gentlemen that I had never been in an accident before and I wasn’t 100% sure how to proceed. And these guys were patient, kind, and as pleasant as anyone could be in that situation.
After getting my car towed, I had to make a trip to the police station to file a report, and the police officer there was the most personable man I have ever met who was very lovely and made the process incredibly easy.
When I got home, I called my insurance to make a claim, and the agent said these words to me,
"Oh! This is your first time? I’ll be gentle."
I’ll. Be. Gentle.
The whole process was relatively painless. And while my back and neck are in a bit of pain, I can’t help but think how much worse it could have been. I have always been pretty terrified of car issues, waiting to get my license until I was 18 for this very reason. And I can’t help but feel that the fates were smiling upon me today.
I cleaned out Ellie (my car) tonight, saying goodbye to my dear friend who has made many trips to California, Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, pretty much everywhere in between and it was a sad moment. But while cleaning her out, taking out all the knick-knacks that have accumulated over the years, I couldn’t help but be very thankful for the way the events unfolded today.
Yeah, today kinda sucked and my car is most probably totaled. But my goodness it could have been a lot worse.