23.2.10

Gratitude With Attitude Tuesday

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Dear Self,

Thank you very much for hitting a parked car this morning. I am so thankful that you misjudged the width of that Jeep's fenders or whatever as you pulled into your parking spot. I am really excited that my rear fender is hanging off while the other car sustained minimal damage. ANd it's fabulous that my adjuster can't look at my car until tomorrow morning. Now I need to find someone to help me jerry rig it so it doesn't fall off tomorrow on my way to get the repair estimate.

Sincerely,
Me



Dear Girls,

Thank you very much for complaining about missing your play date because of the car accident. And I know the reason for the accident was that I was pulling into a bakery to get treats for you and your little friends. You really don't need to keep reminding me that Daddy doesn't know about the accident yet. He'll find out soon enough.

Love,
Mommy


Dear Bakery,

Thank you very much for tempting me with your delicious treats while I am trying to behave and have lost eight pounds since New Year's. I guess I should be glad I had an accident and therefore skipped out on the bakery altogether as I sat on the phone for a half hour with my insurance company and cried my eyes out.

Sincerely,
Trying to lose another few pounds



Dear Woman Whose Jeep I Barely Hit,

I know it sucks that I hit your front fender. I also know you were working when it happened and I'm sorry my timing sucked. However, I was a basket case, apologizing left and right and gave you all of my info quickly. And you were still rude and short with me. Cut me some slack. Your car had a few minor brush burns and likely all will easily be buffed out. My adjuster has probably already called you and your repairs (if any are required) will be taken care of promptly.

Sincerely,
Having a Nervous Breakdown and Just Need You to Forgive Me

69 comments:

Laura said...

Sorry your whole day revolved around a minor fender bender. Don't worry about looking for forgiveness, likely she was having her own nervous breakdown over something other than the car & that just added to it.

IASoupMama said...

Yikes... Sounds like not much fun...

Travis said...

Listen.

I'm headed that way. I'm going to need that plate number.

And also, I can jerry rig your car. I need a can of WD-40, some spit, baling wire and a roll of duct tape, premium grade with the matte finish.

It'll get better, darlin. I promise.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh man, that sucks, mama. I'm sorry. Good for you on the weight loss, though! You're my idol! ;)

Daffy said...

Some people get all worked up over the littlest things (I'm talking about Jeep lady, not you). I'm sorry it upset you so...sounds like she need a swift shin kick to put things in perspective. I would've done it for you...I could still do it for you if you'd like *big grin...teeth and all*

YOU LOST EIGHT POUNDS? How? Seriously. I need your secret unless you tell me you just quit eating. That sucks. I gain weight if I quit eating. Actually I'd probably die...that whole diabetes thing puts a real damper on eating disorders.

Snarkler countdown is ON!

Christiejolu said...

Good job on the 8lbs! Sucks about the accident though.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That sucks hon. Why is it that people have to be rude when you feel bad enough already?? I mean seriously!!

LB said...

Love your letter to the lady you hit! Sorry you have a jacked up car right now, though.

That One Mom said...

*sad panda*

Sorry your day started out rough! Hope it gets better, doll!

meredith said...

ahhhhh, noo! i'm so sorry!!! this is such a freaking hassle to deal with!

Shorty said...

Ok sister, you, me and a nice bottle of Amarone!

:)

Amy said...

Excuse me on this one, but...
WHAT A FREAKING BITCH OF A LADY!
Accidents happen. They're not planned to inconveinence you lady, that's why they're called "accidents!"

Screw that woman Erin!

unabridgedgirl said...

Ick. Fender bender!

What a fun idea, though.

Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

She need's to chill. I was rear ended really hard last year and I didn't get snotty with the woman that hit me. Accidents happen. Don't worry about her.

Margaret said...

That totally sucks. I know when I was in my accident I was a total wreck. It totally ruins your whole day that is for sure.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Bitch!

You lost 8 lbs!! Way to go!

Michele said...

Holy cow, that woman needs to put things in perspective a bit, hey?

I'm sorry you had such a horrible experience over such a minor incident.

((hugs)) to you ;)

Anti-Supermom said...

Sucky days suck, tomorrow will be better, promise.

Cara Smith said...

I hate days like that. I did the same thing on my husbands birthday a year ago. I had to call him out of his golf game to tell him.

The reason for hitting a parked car, I was yelling at my 3 yr old to stop chewing on the dry cleaning bag. I tried to tell him it was the car or our son. I'm still not sure he bought it.

Nancy C said...

I'm glad everybody is okay. I totally feel for you. I've been there. At Christmastime, I saw a woman do the exact opposite...she was kind to a clearly upset woman, going so far as to give her a hug. It made me feel good about the world again.

Sorry you didn't have the same experience.

Existential Waitress said...

I'm sorry that your having a crappy day - like I said on twitter, I've so been there. I literally took out the entire right side of my car once ON A POLE IN THE PARKING LOT. So sad.

Kids are ridiclous like that too (complaining about the missed playdate). when I got a speeding ticket a couple of months ago, my son complained the entire time the cop was writing the ticket that he was going to be late for taekwondo, and couldn't we just leave, and you need to drive slower, but HURRY I'm going to be LATE!!!

I know this sucks now, but just remember, 5 years ago this will all be a distant memory and it won't even matter all that much (that's what I always try and tell myself at least. While I'm crying my eyes out). Hugs.

adrienzgirl said...

You played! Yeah!

You lost 8 pounds! Yeah!

You had a poopy day?? BOO!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sorry about the accident. Hope your day improves.

MiMi said...

Oh no! What a crappy day. I'm sorry!
I feel bad that the lady was a crap head...I mean you could have LEFT without telling her! It would make me wish I did.

Quirkyloon said...

Ay, yi, yi!

What an icky thing to happen making the whole day icky!

But 8 pounds? That's wonderful!

Here's wishing you a DIET Dr. Pepper, no calories, just good fizzy taste!

Helene said...

Ugh, what a crappy day indeed!!! I hope today is a much better day for you!!!!

Tracie said...

Sorry about the fender bender. That lady was a bitch. If she had been the one to hit you, she would have been bitchy too.

PS If you lost 8 lbs, I found them.

I'll be there soon.....,

Elaine A. said...

Oh girl, my last accident (yes, there are been a FEW... ahem.) was very similar to this. We've all had days like this. Hang in there friend. And you STILL deserve some kind of treat. Just make your husband get it for you, k? ;) HUGS!!!

nycgirl0501 said...

I'm sorry that your day started out so rough. The lady could have been nicer especially since you gave her your info.

Coffeypot said...

I would be in her face yelling about how come she parked the fucking Jeep where she did. It was sitcking out too far; it is her fauld; that you are going to sue her for improper parking and causing an accident and for being a bitch. Here, speak to the hand.

leigh said...

At least you looked skinny when you hit the Jeep. It still sucks that it happened!

Matty said...

It's no consolation for you, but I've been there, done that. The stress of the accident, the other driver being upset, making insurance and repair arrangements, and in my case a loaner car. I know how you feel. But it will pass and soon your car will be good as new.

BigSis said...

If it makes you feel any better, my bumper was already being held onto the car with duck tape when I sideswiped my Asian neighbor who jumped out of his car and yelled "Why you drive so fast?" with a heavy accent.

Of course, said bumper has fallen off at some point in the last week and as an adult I'm embarrased to tell my father and scared about how much it will cost to replace.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Tell the Jeep person if they're so bummed they can trade cars with you ;)

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...

Guess what, though? Crying burns calories. Not only did you not go to the bakery, you (kindofsortof) exercised. So you go, girl. (Good luck tomorrow.)

Gracey said...

I'm sorry your day sucked. I am sure tomorrow will be better. Way to go for that 8 pounds, btw.

Secretia said...

Dear Erin, you are still a very nice person, a loving wife, and a wonderful mother, right!
Stop fretting, and realize that a car is just a car, there will always be bills to pay. Just say "Fuck it!"
Then deal with it like any other hassle, minimize it...

You don't deserve any extra grief.

Secretia

Dual Mom said...

Congrats on the 8 pounds! Do you see it yet?

Fender benders suck. What sucks even more is rudeness! You should have backed up and hit her again.

What's Snarkler?

MJ said...

BOOOHISS to crappy day!!

YAY for weight loss. Way to go, altho I don't know where you have any to lose, you are gorgeous just the way you are!

xo MJ

RN Mama said...

Woohoo on your weight loss! You are totally cowgirling up:)

As far as hitting the car. Get this...one time at Walmart I hit a woman! Head on, with my front fender! Knocked her grocery cart down and everything! It was right in the very front of the store, so I'm pretty sure it was caught on video too! Now, does that make you feel a teeny tiny bit better?

singedwingangel said...

Aww honey deep breath, you are okay your children are okay and that is all that is important. Not motehrbitch with the jeep, not the adjuster who wants to drag their feet. CArs can be repaired and replaced people can't

purejoy said...

oh, i'm so sorry!! and i'd let the air out of that stupid woman's jeep. booo. like you did it on PURPOSE!! that's why they call them ACCIDENTS, freak!

hope your week improves dramatically!!

and the hubs is okay with your little driving indiscretion.

JoeyRes said...

I bumped a parked car while attempting to park in the "expectant mothers" parking spot at the grocery store. It was determined after that I should not drive anymore due to my huge preggo size. The incident nearly gave me a heart attack. I really didn't drive again until after the baby was born.

All that being said from the perspective of one who did a real bad job parking, I know how it feels to have irrational feelings of love toward an automobile. I know a guy who once chased another driver with a tire iron because the person put a ding in the door of his car. Sometimes rude and short is as good as it gets.

Sarah said...

Ugh! So sorry this happened. I have hit so many parked cars, I won't even tell you. I always cry my eyes out! Hope tomorrow is a better day!

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm sorry! That sucks!

Mother Chick said...

Aww, man...what a crappy day! I hope things are better soon.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Oh damn. Those diet Gods were n full force today keeping you from that stupid bakery!

Does hubby know yet?

Arizona Mamma said...

I've so been there. I actually hit a co worker's car in the parking lot of our office once. The worst part was that her car was new! I cried when I walked into her office to tell her about it.

Arizona Mamma said...

I've so been there. I actually hit a co worker's car in the parking lot of our office once. The worst part was that her car was new! I cried when I walked into her office to tell her about it.

LMJ said...

uughhh! Sounds like you had one of those days!

I've never had an accident in my life! I hope I never do!

The Blue Zoo said...

GREAT job on the 8 pounds!! Thats way cool.

Shoulda told that bitch to take her car and shove it up her you-know-what! =)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The lady with the little fender bender Jeep needs to lighten up. It's not like you hit and ran (although here in California, that's the norm).

There's got to be a bright side to this...you didn't eat goodies from the bakery and you will put creativity to work as you rig your bumper to stay on until it gets fixed.

Sorry it was such a cruddy day for you.

Moonspun said...

Easily it was the bakery's fault! Damn sugar!
Hope today is better!

JennyMac said...

You need a cocktail. Stat.

Sorry about the accident. So glad you are ok and sorry the girls were upset about their playdate..there will be more playdates little ones!

A Mother's Thoughts said...

Shitty day!! I hope that everything comes together for you. I am glad (from your letters) that you are finding perhaps a bit of humour on everyone else's reaction though!!

Good luck with your jeep.

Lynn

JP said...

I've had more than one person hit me. Seriously it's not that big of a deal (at least assuming they have insurance). Odds are you're going to end up on the positive end of things when everything is paid for.

My philosophy is "shit happens, get over it." Yeah you hit me, it's ok, shit happens. So long as it's fixed, whatever.

foxy said...

Oh girl... those things NEVER happen at a good time, do they? Stupid accidents.

suzicate said...

wow, what a morning! That stinks...I would have totally eaten a whole dozen of donuts after that!

Traci said...

Oh sweetie! So sorry. Hope things are better soon... at least you have insurance!
:-)
Traci

Maven said...

Despite the stress, your fabulosity shines through :-)

Nessa said...

Congratulations on losing eight pounds.

RnPB Chapter 012

Mindy said...

Oh, I can so feel the pain of this! Being in an accident is the worst, and even worse if it's your fault. I don't know why people can't be more courteous and gracious about it. Especially when it's a minor fender bender. I hope your hubby just gave you a big hug. We have insurance for these situations and no one was hurt.

Two Normal Moms said...

Big picture, Jeep Lady. Geesh. Sorry she was a pain. As for you - I know it sucks. Not being able to tell the husband right away just adds to your anxiety!

Eight pounds? Do tell! We're all dying to know how! Nice going, Erin!

***Ally

Theta Mom said...

What an experience! Ugh!

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Sorry to hear you had an accident. You have managed to turn it all into an interesting post.

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Holly said...

That just really screws with the whole day. I t is so nerve wracking when there is an accident - however minor it it is. Sorry :(

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i am SO gracious that i have NEVER been rude to anyone who has hit my car and TWICE (since there was no damage) I just let them drive off.

that oughta get me into heaven

Poconut said...

hugs and more hugs

Corrie Howe said...

Until I saw the other driver was a woman too, I thought maybe I saw this accident.

Sorry, this obviously was very upsetting to you.

 

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