It was raining. The sun had just set as I loaded my grocery bundles into the back of my SUV. The holidays were approaching so everybody was in a rush, and with the cool rain falling, visibility of all drivers was significantly reduced. At least that is how her accident report would read.
With only the canned goods bundle remaining, there was a crunch and my SUV shook. A quick glace to my right revealed some dumb broad had backed into my passenger door, leaving a sizeable dent. Just what I always wanted to do… exchange insurance information in the fucking rain, and drive around in a smashed vehicle two weeks before Christmas. My first words to her weren't going to be Happy Holidays.
I tossed the final bag into my SUV so roughly it tore and spilled. One can popped out of the back, landing on the ground. Picking up the can of peas I saw it was dented. Great! I tossed it in, slammed the hatch and walked up to the driver who installed that new cavity feature in my door.
She appeared to be young, maybe early 20s. No wonder insurance rates are higher for the under 25. She certainly didn't help that today. At least she wasn't a dumb blonde. There might just be hope for a reasonably quick resolution.
She began, "I'm sorry I couldn't see out my back window". I was about to acknowledge the rain may have contributed to the cause, when I saw that she had piled her bundles so high they blocked any chance of rear vision. Maybe I was wrong. She must have been a blonde… and just dyed her hair brown to appear more intelligent. I sighed, "Maybe you ought to think about not stacking your bags so high that you can't see where you are going".
"But it's all for Christmas and I did a lot of shopping today, and… well, my car's not all that big".
Offering her a solution I replied, "You could have put some on the passenger seat, then you could see out".
"But… then the seat belt light and buzzer go on. They can be so annoying even on my short drive home".
Her blonde hair roots weren't visible, but every time she opened her mouth… "try bucking the seat belt. That will turn off the alarms".Post too long. Click here to view the full text.