Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Happy Fucking Birthday" He Said


Yesterday was my birthday. On my way to work, I got rear ended really hard by a young girl who wasn’t paying attention. “Happy fucking birthday!” That’s what the cop said to me when he handed me back my license. My car is totally screwed up. They think the frame is bent and it might be totaled. I think she was going about 40 when she hit me. I don’t think I got seriously hurt, but today, I’m sore as hell. All my joints hurt and I’m going to the doctor shortly. Needless to say, I’m really unhappy about this. I’ve only had this car since June and I love it (or did.) It’s the first new car I ever had. I’m still in shock. I had my camera and snapped a few pictures including this one above.

It could have ended up ruining my whole birthday, but I didn’t let it. I tried to look for the positive in the event. I’m not sure I’ve found it yet. The only good thing to come of it is the rental car I was given is a Ford F-150 Supercab with all kinds of features I don’t understand. It’s big its black and it looks very mean. So it’s not too bad. Also, those clogs I was talking about before in an earlier posting . . .well I got them for my b-day as well. I don’t know how I feel about wearing them when I drive the truck. I don’t know if that’s a good combination. But I’m very happy to have them. My daughters think they look gay. Maybe they do. But I don’t care. They make me happy.

Anyway, wish me luck. My right arm and elbow are really hurting. It feels like I bench pressed my whole car.

9 comments:

Poet with a Day Job said...

hang in there, and I am sure you will see the good soon enough!

Jessica said...

that sucks... at any rate, happy birthday.

...deb said...

happy late birthday.

enjoy the clogs...your feet will be happy, at least.

Professor J said...

I'm glad you didn't let this ruin your birthday.

writerwoman said...

Happy New Years!

From Poets Who Blog.

...deb said...

I miss your voice-words, though I really chuckle at the bad-Santa photo that still shows up.

I also stopped by to say that ReadWritePoem is still up and at 'em. Would love to see you there if you are inclined.

http://readwritepoem.org/

kke said...

Getting into an accident especially on your birthday really is the pits. I remember one year I got into a fender bender the day after my birthday, which is exactly one week from christmas. Lucky for me the other driver was a nice older man and he just wanted me to give him $150 for the damages, so no cops or insurance were involved. I didn't let it damper my spirits as far as funds were concerned. I simply picked up the phone and called for a payday loan. I had the money deposited into my account within minutes. I was able to continue with my christmas shopping. Even though I was upset that my car had a dent I was glad that I was able to get the money quick and easy, thanks to my online payday loan.

phd girl said...

you can't let this stuff ruin your special day! I got robbed at the cash machine on my 30th birthday--I was en route to the airport. Lucky they didn't think to take my wallet, airline ticket, etc... but the cop said "OH it's your BIRTHDAY! OH it's your 30th! OH! he made me feel worse acting like I had a curse on my head, for such bad luck! he kept it up for awhile.

and I was just thrilled that I still had a wallet and an airline ticket. I got to the airport and flew away. enjoyed my vacation 100%.

I'm glad you were not crushed inside your car, and hope the bruising and pain goes away really quickly. It could always be worse.

phd girl said...

PS I think the guy who commented before me is ...an advertisement. I am a real blogger with no agenda, except to wish you a belated birthday!