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accidentally speaking

somewhere i heard most accidents happen less than 3 miles away from your home. well, i was pretty much almost run over a few minutes ago coming back from a junk walk....only a quarter of a mile from home.

i stopped at an intersection, a car stopped across the street from me and paused. figuring they were polite and knew i had the right of way, i started to walk across the street. this car then pulls out and turns RiGHT in my path, almost as if i was a target. i saw the lady's face as she was coming straight for me. no expression....nothing. i was completely invisible. she slammed on her breaks (and it's a good thing too, cuz i had no exit strategy) and came to a screeching halt not more than a foot away from me. and i just looked at her, flung my arms up and yelled, 'Whaaaaat, WHY?!!'

she cranked her window down (white female, in her 60's?) and said, 'sweetie, i'm so sorry, i didn't SEE you there...'

so, i'm thinking to myself, 'you MUST be legally blind oooooor drive with your head up your ass.....cuz it's broad daylight honey, and i'm a full sized human being, swinging my arms and moving my legs right in front of you!!! WHAT'S NOT TO SEE?!!'

but, the only thing that came out of my mouth was.....'you scared the HHHELL out of me.'


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Jul. 30th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
so very scary

hope art life is going wonderfully
Jul. 30th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
YEA....i'm here to make art another day!!!

Jul. 30th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
glad yer not squished
Jul. 30th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
heh....yup....today was not my day to become a pancake. phee-U.
Jul. 30th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
holy crap! glad she didn't hit you!!!
i wonder if you really were invisible... you know, it can happen to people when they are super-deep in concentration, and you totally get into the flow-zone when you're arting... hmmmmm....

Jul. 30th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
yupper, CUH-razy, huh??!!!! sure scared the pee outta me (and possibly a bit o'poo?)

maybe i have powers i'm not aware of????? this whole invisible thing could really work for me, who knows???

honestly, the weirdest part kimmy....was seeing her face as she almost plowed into me. it was like looking into a shell of a human....soulless. for a split second i thought maybe she was 'out of herself,' like having a seizure or something. veeeery strange. i was in complete shock and it all happened so fast, but i'll never forget her stone cold/lifeless face.
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
totally creepy!
what a freak out.

Jul. 30th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay-what if youi were a child? she probably would have hit you-hopefully today was a wake-up call for her-
Jul. 30th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
i thought the exact same thing, actually. i'm short, but i'm not THAT short....so, that's prolly what saved me. if it were a stray dog or child, they'd be meeting their maker right now....or at the very least in traction.

she kept apologizing to me, so i know it scared the bajeebers outta her, too.

yup, she prolly bee-lined it to the nearest doctor to ramp up those prescription bi-focals!!!
Jul. 31st, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
steven wright
There is a comedian, Steven Wright, that has a line in his act...

He says:

Most accidents happen within 3 miles of your home.......

.......So I moved

I don't think you need to go to that extreme but e careful. You may be a full size human being but you are a thin! full size human being. :-)
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Re: steven wright
You know, 100% of all accidents happen within 24,000 miles of home.
Jul. 31st, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: steven wright
pa dum pum...

i'm here every thursday, tip your waitress!
Jul. 31st, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
Holy Crappola (literally!)!!!
I'm so glad you're okay, Dr. B... that's gotta be scariest thing in the world! Having been on both sides of that particular equation, I've gotta say it sucks on both sides but at least you're still alive and physically unharmed on the side that has you inside the two-ton metal monster! Maybe we should add some flashing lights and bells to your walking outfits, Dr. B! :o)
Jul. 31st, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Holy Crappola (literally!)!!!
heh....thanks dr. R!!!! i could add a nice little orange jumpsuit number to go with all those lights and bells....that outta show 'em i'm comin'!!! although the L.A. fashion police might give me a ticket. :/
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know what I'd do without you! I'm so glad there's a happy ending to this story, that would be a tough conversation for me to have with Jozee and the turtles.
Jul. 31st, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
oh, something tells me our little ones would get over it, as long as it meant all you can eat steak and worms 7 days a week. :)
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