One of the downsides to living in Southern California is having to put up with really bad traffic congestion, not just on the freeways but on the city streets, as well. That was driven home to my DH and me on Saturday when someone ran into the back of our car while we were stopped at a light. Fortunately, no one was injured.
It had already been a not-so-great morning. The DH woke up apparently mad at the world, me included. Then we had to drive from Anaheim to Placentia to pick up my new glasses, which I'm glad to say are wonderful. After that, we decided to go to the Souplantation in north Fullerton for lunch. We almost stopped at the nearby Barnes and Noble to look around, but decided against it. That was our big mistake. If we'd stopped, the driver who ran into us would have been ahead of us instead of behind us. Isn't it odd how one little, seemingly insignificant decision can sometimes have unanticipated consequences?
The traffic going home was horrible because of road construction. We were finally less than a mile from home when the fender-bender occurred. We pulled around the corner and stopped to talk to the other driver. He stopped, too, and said his brakes weren't working right. Then why was he driving? Before we could get his ID or insurance info, he said, "let's move away from the intersection," jumped in his pickup truck and took off! Sheesh, what a guy.
As you can imagine, my DH was furious. He had managed to take one photo of the man before he sped off, but unfortunately didn't get the license plate. NOTE TO SELF: next time someone runs into your car, get the license plate first, before you even say anything.
Two hours later, we finished filing an accident report with the local police. (The young men there looked more like Eagle Scouts than police officers, they were that young.) The only good thing to come out of the incident was a change in mood. Now it was the DH and me against the world, or at least the part of the world that hit us. I guess that's called making lemonade when life hands you lemons.
What's the traffic like where you live? I hope it's better than around here.
I forgot to add that My Town Monday comes to us courtesy of Travis Erwin, http://traviserwin.blogspot.com/. Thanks, Travis! Click on his site to read his latest post and find links to the other participants.