Wednesday Vignette – cursed like clockwork

It seems I’m blessed with a curse. For the fourth time in as many years, whatever car I was in, and I were hit by standing at, or near, a standstill. It happened again yesterday. Each time, it is in such an unlikely situation – about as odd as if a crane would drop something on you. It’s never my fault, but I have this powerful attraction to road fools. This time, I was on my little residential street, in the correct lane, waiting to turn left onto a bigger road, indicating so with my blinker. Oddly enough, I was hit from behind. How does that even happen?? I’m not sure what to do other than roll with it. At least no one was hurt. Other than my poor truck. For having been standing still, these damages are the worst ones yet. She managed to scrape the entire side – all three panels – AND hit my front wheel. It is my hope that this is it for this year. Onward, forward…

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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21 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – cursed like clockwork

  1. WHAT!? How does that even happen? Thank god your okay. Poor truck.

    My WV:

    • annamadeit says:

      I know, right?? Sometimes I feel like I live in an alternate reality where stupid shit like this happens… I guess I should be happy about it, but I’ve never been in a “regular” accident that HASN’T had this weird impossibility component to it. So very strange…

  2. bergstromskan says:

    Bedrövligt, jag hoppas du polisanmälde och att hon har försäkring!

    • annamadeit says:

      Polisen bryr sig bara om någon skadades, vilket lyckligtvis inte skedde denna gång. Men jag gjorde en “State Accident Report” med DMV istället. Vet inte om hon hade försäkring – det var en hyrbil. De borde veta. Hon hade inte körkortet med sig heller. 😦

  3. Kris P says:

    I’m glad you weren’t hurt, Anna. Sometimes driving seems like a game of dodge ball – with no rules. I hope your insurance company helps things move along to get your truck repaired quickly. My WV also concerns an unlikely event, albeit one with much more innocuous consequences:

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Kris hope so too. Chances are she didn’t have insurance, but we don’t know yet. She carried neither proof of insurance or drivers license when it happened, and gave me a fake phone number, so the prognosis isn’t great. But, it was a rental car, which might work in my favor. Haven’t rented a car in a while, so I don’t remember, but I can’t imagine they’d rent you one without showing that you were insured. Fingers crossed!

  4. Alison says:

    Damn, that must have been scary! That’s all along the driver’s side. Thank the Goddess, I haven’t been in an accident in 9 years. Surely, your run of unluck must be over now. I’m so glad you weren’t physically hurt. My WV is here:

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Alison – not hurt, but resigned to the fact that it is best for me to never ever get even a newish vehicle. This happens again, and again, and again. It’s so weird… like that book ‘Replay’. I’m driving, I get hit by some weirdo, and I walk away unscathed. As long as it stays like that, I probably should just be grateful it isn’t worse!

  5. mamadeyoung2012 says:

    Maybe a meth-ican American was the culprit? I am going to light a candle for you and throw up some prayers!

    • annamadeit says:

      She was definitely agitated, but I don’t know if it was caused by something like that. I hope not – she had her two little kids with her! Thanks for your kindness! 🙂

  6. Tina says:

    Just try driving in Austin, talk about ‘road fools’!! Glad you’re fine, but your truck is sporting a bit of an ouchy!

  7. hb says:

    Hopefully the errant driver was insured and you got her info. Happy no one was hurt!

    Last accident I had, I backed into a brick pillar at 1 mile per hour, doing extensive damage. (Brick pillar wasn’t damaged.) Sigh.

    WV today I tell my dogs a squirrel joke.

    • annamadeit says:

      The jury is still out on the insurance part, but I sure hope so. Turns out it was a rental, and I don’t imagine companies rent to those who don’t have insurance… At least I hope not. Wish cars were built like brick pillars…

  8. Peter/Outlaw says:

    I’m so sorry, Anna, accidents are frustrating!

  9. What a pain. I once sat in my stationary car and watched a lorry reverse into the back of it.

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