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28 July 2010 @ 02:04 am
today sucked, majorly. or, how I was in my first car accident, and I hope it's the last, too.  
[premise: the only thing getting seriously hurt was thankfully the other guy's car. Well, it was his fault, but still. Everyone got out of it without hurting themselves, at least.]

You know when you start the day and you get the feeling it's going to utterly suck? Well, that was today. Or at least, that's what I thought when I got into the post office and the machine giving numbers was broken, and it was just a long, huge line. Anyway, I was supposed to run some errands with my mom and so I called her after I was done working in the library, and I was like, 'do I get to your workplace?' and she, 'well, take the car so we can do this and that', and I was like 'do I really have to?', but then I realized she had a point so I was like fine, let's take the car.

Then before getting out of the house to go, I though that dammit, I really didn't feel like driving or using the car. Next time I'm taking the goddamn bus.

So, I'm calmly driving, doing the usual road, going like 20kms/hour which is basically as slow as you can without getting people to honk because you're going at snail speed, and I'm passing this perfectly green light. And then on the left, from the lane where buses should be the only vehicles allowed, and from which people CAN'T turn, suddenly comes this car at like one meter from me and going forward without a care in the world. I don't have the literal time to brake.

Moral of the story: I smash right into the passenger's side door and the fucking glass of the window explodes and falls out. And when I tried to move I couldn't because we were fucking -stuck-. And I was seriously convinced that someone must have gotten injured.

Which thankfully didn't happen even if I don't want to know how the driving-guy's wife felt when I hit her side of the car, but whatever. Now, it was totally his fault because he couldn't turn there and he was committing at least two/three other infractions, and it was good I got the passenger's door next to the driver or I'd have taken the back where the guy's thirteen-year-old-nephew was, but seriously, I got so scared that I was half hyperventilating. Also because it was my mother's car, not freaking mine. Anyway the driver pleaded guilty without me even asking which was good because a) he was, b) I wasn't in the mood for arguing about that, c) we didn't have to deal with the police, but then there came the half-fun part because I apparently was the only person able to fill in the form you should fill in case of accident. Or at least he claimed that he never did one and considering that he was about sixty/seventy and usually drove in the country I can believe he never did one, but point was that I never did either. Now that's one thing they should teach you in driving school, but whatever. In the end I got the whole thing straightened out, but now when I open my mom's car's door it.. er, creaks. Or something like that. And I don't know if that's fixable in one week, which is when we should be going to the grandmother's village, for which the car is kinda needed. I just hope it is, ew. Anyway, then I decided I was going to just do nothing for the rest of the day, kept my date with a friend to go to the movies and so the evening didn't suck as much as morning/afternoon, but still. If I ever got a scare in my life that was it. Also at least the guy didn't have a problem admitting that it was all him so we ended up being as friendly as you get in such an occasion (not to mention that his nephew looked fairly more excited than freaked, good for him because I'd have been VERY freaked), but still. For one who has two recurring nightmares, one of which is exactly hitting someone's car while driving and running into them, this totally wasn't funny.

In the end the only thing left seriously damaged was the guy's car. Seriously, I completely freaking smashed his door, not to mention the window exploding with glass and all. Not that I feel -too- sorry about it because if he has just turned LEFT where he could have moved on the cars lane instead of staying on the bus lane, instead of totally cutting in front of me, I'd have saved an hour and a half of my life and he'd have saved the car. Still. It doesn't exactly feel amazing. :/ I still don't know how his wife didn't get cut but hey, I guess that as long as we were all uninjured and since I couldn't do anything about it I'll just go to bed, not drive for the next week and make peace with it.

Though seriously. This one was enough already. I'll be glad if there isn't another anytime soon. Ew. And that said tomorrow I just want to deal with a) fandom and b) finding ways to get back from Patti Smith's concert without having to use a taxi. Ew again. And now I just hope this doesn't scare me off driving because it took me three years to decide I didn't totally hate it, now it'd be a problem if it happened. Ah well, next time I can do it I guess I'll just force myself to.

This ranted, I'll probably crash on the bed since it's 2 AM and I need to sleep this goddamn day off. *waves* *sigh*
feeling: stressedstressed
Janice: hugsjaydblu on July 28th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Aw honey, sorry about the accident! Man, it does wreck your nerves when it happens. I'm glad that everyone was okay, and I hope your car is just in for a quick fix. *hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: glomping!janie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! Jesus, I was wanting to punch someone but at least it was just cars and it wasn't... too nasty. Except for the whole smashing thing. :/ <333333
fullonswayzeed on July 28th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry you had such a shitty day bb, but I'm glad you weren't hurt in the accident or anything. *hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: the vampire porn damon/alaricjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
Thank you <333 yeah at least we all got out without a scratch. I don't even get how but I won't complain about that, right? ;) <3
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the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Thank you. <3 Seriously it was freaky. I'm just glad it wasn't worse than that. <3333
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the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! Seriously, if I had been his wife (who was on the side where I smashed) I'd have been way, way less coherent. *shudders* and yeah, all things considered that was the best outcome, but still. Phew. <33
Konst: [misha] omg by suave_badasstimey_wimey_kid on July 28th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
Oh shit! I'm so glad you're okay!
the female ghost of tom joad: ARE YOU SERIOUS?janie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, that was scary. Eww. <333
yellowhordeyellowhorde on July 28th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
OMG! Thank God no one was hurt! But all this could have been avoided if that guy would have been following the traffic laws. Idiot.

However, if you should start feeling sore, tomorrow or the next few days, especially your back or neck, don't hesitate to see a doctor or maybe a chiropractor. Sometimes the full extent of an injury doesn't make itself known right away, especially if there is no obvious wound.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, SERIOUSLY. I got such a scare out of that, ew. And yeah. Especially if he just took a glance at the signal stating he could just go straight. *headdesk* At least check if for me it's red, right? ://///

Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to do it if it happens. It seems like I'm fine for now and I really didn't get a huge blow myself but yeah. I just hope it doesn't come to that. <333
ciaimpala: jateciaimpala on July 28th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
*huge hugs*
chocolatetorte on July 28th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh I'm sorry bb <3 I hope the concert is super fun and you have a great time =)) i hope tomorrow feels happy and calm!
chocolatetorte on July 28th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
sorry this is kljoyce!!!!!!!!! v sorry LOL <3<3!!!!
(no subject) - janie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
Ana: Lost! Alex qtsnowweisz on July 28th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Aaaw poor bb!
I hope you feel better now and that the car can be fixed soon ;) Log in later if you want some Ian fangirling to take your mind off things ;)
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! Re me, I'm good. If I don't think about it. ;) Re the car I'll know today. This is the time when I regret not having one because at least I'd have smashed mine, but ee. And damn, I overslept, but I'll totally try to log in this evening. :)))
ozmissage: Lost. You know I love you.ozmissage on July 28th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
That sounds terrifying. I'm so glad you and everyone else are okay! *hugs*
the female ghost of tom joad: friendsjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
It was outright freaky, seriously. But thank you! <3333333333
Lou: koala huggottalovev on July 28th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
oh sweetheart, I'm sorry you had to live this! accidents are so stressful! but as you said, the most important is that no one was hurt and it's just metal and glass. the fact the guy admitted his mistake is at least a bit less of a problem. Yes, you might have to force yourself to go in the car next, but you must: it was an accident, just that, and not even your fault.

I hope you can rest ♥
the female ghost of tom joad: ILUjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. <33333 I just, ew, would have totally rather have done without. :/// Though at least we all did get out uninjured which was good considering the entity of the whole thing. And thank fuck I was going at 20kms/hour and not faster, lol. And yeah, at least I'm not having guilt issues about it because I totally couldn't have avoided that.

♥ ♥
elliotsmelliot: Booneelliotsmelliot on July 28th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
That's so scary. I'm so glad you're okay. Stupid people are stupid.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost boone finalejanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
It seriously was, ew. Thank you! <333 and yeah. Or at least, people who don't drive in the city often should LOOK AT SIGNALS instead of thinking it's like a small place, but eeeeh. ://
lover all alone: SPN: reunion huginvisiblelove on July 28th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
D: I'm so sorry about your accident. That's awful. I'm just glad you weren't hurt though <3
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean/samjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! Augh, it was... I don't ever want to do that again. Ever. If I can help it, at least. :// <3333
missy_useless: casmissy_useless on July 28th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Holy shit! *HUGE HUGS*
the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural castiel is a bamfjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
*HUGS BACK* thank you! <33333 it was.. eeh. If it never happens again I'll be mostly HAPPY. :/
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the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on July 28th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! And yeah, now if I had had to argue it'd have been the last straw or something. ;) And apparently the insurance covers everything so there won't be money spent, which is good stuff. But yeah, your dad does have a point. Now I'm not ever going out without one. ;)