Saturday, September 13, 2008

What Part of STOP Doesn't He Get!

That is my question to the young man that rear-ended me the other day!!!! I was stopped at a stopped sign (DUH!) waiting for cross-traffic to clear and BAM! my Blazer was jarred forward, I was startled and so was my little 3 year old. I look in my left rear mirror to see a male in a white SUV getting out as a exclaimed, "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!"

I was shocked that I actually was rear-ended while SITTING still at a STOP SIGN! I mean it's not like they just put it there. We have been living in this neighborhood for a little over 3 years and I guarantee you it has been there longer than that.

I am actually irritated and a little angry at the guy because when we exchanged information, he lied and gave me a disconnected phone number so I could contact him for his insurance info he didn't have at the time..................hmmmmmm, that is a surprise!

So as I take a couple of days off to baby my neck and upper back (yes it was slightly injured) and contemplate how bothered I am by the fact that I have no recourse but to turn this in to our insurance and have to pay a $250 deductible, I am take a lot of time to be thankful that our little one doesn't seem to have any problems for the accident. That in itself makes everything ok!

The only other thing I really worry about, since this kid will not have any repercussion from his wrong doings, will he learn any lesson, or will he feel he "got away with it" and drive any worse then before!

If you feel I am judging this young man harshly, think of this. I was impressed by the man getting out of his vehicle, telling he was sorry and handing me his registration. I was wrong to be impressed because he gave me a bogus number (I was suspicious when he paused and had to think about his number) and he has not contacted me to see if we were ok or to give me his information.............He could of really injured me and my daughter and clearly, he was in the wrong!

Just goes to show you, many people still don't take responsibility for their actions! Something Larry and I try hard to teach our daughters to do. Our 6 1/2 year old is more responsible then this young man. That in it's self is extremely sad!

Take Care,
Rebecca in Beckys World 101

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