Okay, so this is stupid and good and bad and even a little funny. You know I am trying to catch up. (Off Like A Herd Of Turtles) Today was the day this was supposed to happen. The stranded teenager who has been staying with us the last couple days, left late this morning. My husband blew the head gasket on his car on this mission but it was ultimately successful?
I had an appointment myofascial / physical therapy. It went really well – I headed home to go to work. I was on a state highway heading towards an intersection with the Interstate. You can turn onto the Interstate in both directions but I was going through, so I stayed in the right lane.
Nothing happening until I heard a loud noise and felt the impact. A large commercial truck (gravel hauler), had veered into my lane and clipped my car. It knocked me hard but the car was drivable. I got quite pissed off when I saw the truck, speeding away, clearly intending to get on the highway and run. BULLSHIT!
I got myself together and stepped on the gas, forgetting I had no left side rearview mirror… honking, flashing my lights making a scene. Next thing I knew, someone motioned me over behind the truck so I could better follow. Good deal, I had a witness!
Next, another man accelerated aggressively, and started signally me, very effectively. Mars conjunct Mercury! He motioned with his hands, to pull in front of the truck, he would pull behind and we’d stop the truck. By now there were at least eight cars, all leaning on their horns. I nodded and did as I was told. The truck came to a stop and blew his air horn at me which further pissed me off so I got out of the car to confront the guy; I started yelling at him like any mad Italian would.
He denied hitting me, but I did not have to say anything because by then there were three men standing with me, all independent, all stopped to make sure this guy did not get away with what they saw him do. All four us told the guy, “You did it. Get out!”
He said he did not know he hit me which was bullshit. Turns out the man who signaled me was an off-duty cop. I just love how people are here. This is not at all surprising due to the area and of course, my Guardian Angel! I’m taking the rest of the day off though, two cars down.