Monday, January 26, 2009

I warned him!

Last week, after having this feeling for almost 2 weeks, I told my husband about this overwhelming feeling that I was going to be in the car and be hit. I wasn't sure if I was alone, or if I was even driving, but I was sure that it would NOT be the fault of the driver of the car I was in...and it wouldn't be serious. I told my sister this, too.
Saturday, after shopping at a mall in Windsor, as we were waiting at the exit for the light to change to green, WHAM. We were hit from behind. The sound made it seem so much worse, but the damage is just to the bumper. The poor young girl driving was so upset, she'd just gotten her licence, the sun was (yes, it really was! in ours too) in her eyes and she didn't see us in time. I don't think there was much damage to her mini van, but the bumper on our little Ford Escort is cracked and knocked a little out of place.
She didn't want to go through insurance, said her father was a doctor and maybe we could work something out. We met her father, he seemed honest and did offer to pay for the damages.
Now, before I hear 'Ooooh, bad idea...' we did think this through. Especially after knowing a few people who have been told "Oh, I'll just pay the damages" and then never come through. We do have a week to report this, my husband just took the car in to the garage the girl's father recommended (he gets his own cars worked on there) and the estimate isn't much at all.

I did get to thinking, though, yes, there's got to be trust on our end. But how about the other side? Is the good doctor sitting at home wondering if we're the type to sue for trumped up injuries? Honestly, we're not the sue-over-every-little-thing kind of people. I do not miss work unless necessary, and will not fake an injury to do so. And especially would not fake an injury to sue someone. *If* the accident had been serious, and I was forced to miss work, well, yes, damages and loss of wages would be sought.
But, two days later, not even a bit of soreness. Like I said, the noise made it seem a lot worse than it was!

Afterward, I mentioned to hubby 'Didn't I tell you?' and his reply was something like "Psychics predict vague things, and if something remotely like it happens, they claim credit."
I'm sorry, but I was pretty sure my feeling was not 'vague'. Sure, I didn't know when or where, or even who was driving (hubby was, btw), but hey, I was right about being hit, and about it not being serious wasn't I?

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