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Re: OT: bad week- need to play in dirt

Oh Theresa - what a dreadful experience for you! What a lunatic this
broad is! Ugh - hope they do drug test her, the nitwit. Will say a
prayer about that tonight! Responsibility, can anyone even SPELL that
word any more?? Cripes.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Theresa
Sent: 10/13/2004 10:38:25 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] OT: bad week- need to play in dirt

Hi all-
Sorry I haven't been too active on the list lately work + school gets 
kind of overwhelming...and then add in the new nightmare I have found 
myself in.  Allow me to vent:

Last friday headed from a school over to work, some lunatic woman ran 
across a very busy road (the hospital is located there) without paying 
any attention (or perhaps on purpose) and RAN INTO the drivers side of 
my car.  This was while I was driving down the road!  Yes, she was on 
foot, and yes I slammed on my brakes and swerved away from her as much 
as possible as soon as I saw her- but she was only about 2 steps from my 
car when she was visible to me, because of all of the other traffic on 
the road.  Scared me to death- I screamed when she hit my car, even 
though she did not.  She apparently wasn't severely injured, as she then 
ran up to my passenger side window and said "I'm Ok" before I even had 
time to get out of the car.  She refused togo  to the emergency room and 
just kept saying she had to "check in at school" and left with someone 
she seemed to know.  I got her name and phone number before she left.  I 
went directly to work, which was right around the corner and called the 
police, insurance company etc.  I didn't realize it until I parked at 
work that she had actually dented the side of my car! Well, my hunch was 
correct, and so this week I have been dealling with her husband calling 
my work saying she is in the hospital, the sherriff's dept wanting a 
statement (I've called them back 3 times and still they haven't returned 
my messages), etc. etc.  What a total pain in the neck-  I am just 
furious about this.  Today I got the phone call from one of those smarmy 
TV personal injury lawsuit lawyers.  My auto insurance is of course 
handling it, but still- I've had to waste hours on the phone dealing 
with this, she sacred the daylights out of me in the first place, and 
I'm going to end up paying $250 deductible for my insurance due to her 
reckless behavior (and I'm sure my insurace premium is going to go 
up!).   Who the heck over 3 years of age runs headlong into the street?  
Oh- I forgot the best part- about 20 minutes after the accident last 
friday- her Drug Court Probation Officer called to confirm that this 
woman was indeed in an accident (apparently in this woman's mind 
"school" and "probation" are the same thing.)   I certainly hope that 
drug tested her that day!
 So, it's been just a lovely week.  I will no longer answer my phone at 
work and boy do I want to get rid of this car now-  I'll want no 
reminders of this once it is all over!

So- I'm taking the next 2 days off of work (and instead will spend 
tomorrow doing homework), but on Friday I'm going to get in the garden 
and hopefully regain some sense of calm over my nerves!

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