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Re: OT - bad day

  • Subject: Re: OT - bad day
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 18:41:31 -0500

God love ya Auralie.  I hope he's got insuranc that will pay for your
repairs!

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:

> Oh, Auralie, I can so identify with your day.  We did not share the same
> specifics, but the resulting desire to have remained in bed was the same.
> I'm hoping our experiences will improve in the near future.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:32 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] OT - bad day
>
>
>   Some days the best thing one could do would be to stay in bed with
>> the covers pulled over one's head.  The problem is how does one know
>> in the morning that this will be one of those.
>> Yesterday was like that here.  We had been having trouble with our
>> cable, telephone and internet company for some days, and yesterday
>> morning they assured us the problem had been fixed.  It had not, and
>> I had to spend annoying time to persuade them to do something more.
>> I won't bore you with all the irritations of the day, but they were
>> numerous -
>> added to the fact that it was an awful cold, humid, overcast day that
>> looked like rain but nothing fell.
>> Then late in the afternoon, we decided we need to take a run to PetSmart
>> to get in a supply of cat food since we plan to go to the State Garden
>> Club
>> Fall Conference in Binghamton next week, and we were running low.  We
>> have figured that we save enough by buying cat food in bulk there instead
>> of at the A&P to buy a tank of gas.  Anyway, the rain finally began while
>> we were loading the car.  Then on the way home an unlicensed Hispanic
>> man ran a red light at a major intersection and demolished our left front
>> bumper.  He turned into the cross-road where we were headed and stopped.
>> We pulled in behind him, and he put his car in reverse and backed into us,
>> finishing off the rest of the front end.  Fortunately no one was hurt.  We
>> called 911 and the police got there in about 45 minutes.  By that time the
>> rain was pouring.  The driver of the other car was talking excitedly into
>> his
>> cell phone, and within minutes a bunch more Hispanics had gathered.
>> We stayed in the car with the windows up.  One of the men kept knocking
>> on the window, saying "No cops, I pay!" Of course it is required to report
>> an accident even when no one is hurt.  When the police finally came, the
>> group assured him that the brother of the driver had a license, even
>> though
>> he had not even been in the car.
>> Anyway, you get the picture.  It was another hour before we were allowed
>> to limp home - the car would still drive though it was dragging parts,
>> etc.
>> Today has been almost equally annoying, but at least not disastrous.
>> Coping with insurance companies, still arguing with the cable company,
>> and grading disgracefully bad examination papers from the Horticulture
>> School that was held on Long Island - that's another bad scene, but I
>> won't get into that now.
>> I should have stayed in bed both days.
>> Thanks for letting me vent.
>> Auralie
>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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