Day 27 of the ALMOST DONE BLOG WRITING CHALLENGE, created by the sick mind of Nicky with her blogging partner Mike encouraging her. Mike, we gotta talk. And what could be a more timely subject than, “Side of the Road.”
Monday morning found me with the doctor for my blood test results. Guess whose cholesterol went from 260 to 198 without meds? Yup! So I was in a pretty good mood leaving the office and driving towards work.
As I neared the downtown tunnel, I saw the sign stating there was a bridge opening. Sure enough, cars were slowing ahead. So I began to slow as well. But the driver behind me? Kept going full force. I might have had my invisibility cloak on by accident, but I don’t think so.
The sound of the crash won’t leave my mind.
I didn’t see it coming. One minute I’m slowing down and the next I hear a huge crash and my head bounces forward and completely back. And then my mind told me, “Someone just hit you from behind.” Wow.
I pulled over and began to get out on the driver’s side. Bad idea, I was still on the interstate. So I climbed over the passenger seat and found myself on the side of the road.
Fortunately, the young military woman who hit me was honest. She admitted to both the police officer and me that it was her fault. Names were exchanged, insurance companies were called and I have been promised a rental car and all damages repaired at their expense. I consider myself lucky.
I don’t think the hatchback was hurt at all, but I won’t know until the garage looks at it. It doesn’t look bad considering.
I was far too shaken up and dizzy to drive to work, so two co-workers came to my rescue. Why I went to work and not home I will never know. But Tuesday found me home in a drug-induced coma from the ONE MUSCLE RELAXER I took the PREVIOUS EVENING.
You can call me a lightweight now. No more of those or I will find myself by the side of a road. Probably naked, painted green and wearing a tin foil hat.