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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"I'm beginning to feel like a potted plant."

Lately I've been trying to understand more about my small town so Knox and I have been taking walks "downtown". There isn't really a downtown, there's a post office which isn't actually in my town and a town hall. The road is quieter and it was especially warm today so we went for a long walk. During what should have been the middle of our walk today I saw a truck back directly into my car. There was a loud bump and the car shook. And then the truck started to drive away. Knox and I ran and waved at the truck and he backed up. He rolled down his window and asked me why I was motioning him. Why indeed? There isn't much damage, just a crack to the light cover. I was probably a little more upset than I should have been. It's possible that I freaked on this old man a little bit but how in the world could he not feel something that I saw from 20 yards away?

I called Matt and he said he could fix it with glue and it's no big deal and I'm sure he's right and I know my car is a piece of shit really but it's the only one I have and I can't replace it. I think that's what was so shocking as I drove home, the thing that made me almost cry, how trapped I am right now. It used to be that if something happened to my car it would force my hand to buy a new one, now if something happened to my car I'd be screwed. I don't like how that feels and I especially don't like how it made me holler at an old man with a combat wound veteran plate. He probably didn't deserve my freak out. I'll have to write him a letter, send him some brownies.

4 comments:

The Better Idiot said...

Even if you overreacted I think it was pretty rude of him to just try and drive away without checking anything!

The Better Idiot said...

... I've eaten cooking chocolate when I've worked myself up into A State before. It tasted did taste bad, but I didn't care.

The Better Idiot said...

Heh, we tricked my brother into drnking malt vinegar once because he thought it was cola. Apparently we were both evil kids...

Trevin said...

You are so NOT in the wrong. Crazy old man didn't even check out the damage to your car - could've been way worse than a little light. Be as upset as you want. It's your stuff and no one is allowed to break it but you!

And don't send brownies.