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Synchronicity - A little less than a happy high
komos
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Synchronicity
After dropping off laundry this morning, I was driving along listening to Alexandra Rousseau on WZBC reading off show listings, thinking that 18 Wheels of Justice was an amusing name for a band. (Aside: they're really much too angry for my tastes.) Because driving through Cantabridgia is a little like trying to get around in a Medieval walled city, I ended up in one of the inevitable traffic tangles and got to inch my way up the street. When it appeared that I had a spot of open road, a gent came out into the street, signalled me to stop, and then began to guide an Anheuser-Busch truck that was backing out of the parking lot across the street.

I'm sure you see where this is going.

The back end of the trailer cleared with no problem, but as he was straightening out, the front end of the trailer kept moving towards me like a huge, rolling white wall. I laid on the horn, but it was too late, and now I get to go get damage appraised. Zoe's second battle scar, and the second that occurred when the car wasn't moving.

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komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
18 Wheels of Justice, baby!
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komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and a diesel power plant!

That's what I get for avoiding mass-market 'Mercain beer, I guess.
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komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn me for being an alcoholic blue-stater!
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: December 15th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why couldn't it at least have been a tasty beer? Ug.
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think any beer would have pissed me off, to tell the truth.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: December 15th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but at least if it had been Guiness you could have asked for drinks on top of repairs.
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are a wise man.
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: December 15th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's funny, everyone else always replaces man with ass.
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: December 15th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch.
Stupid dirty yellow water truck.
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
But it was white! Pure as driven snow...
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komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I confess a weakness for bitters, would I be giving away vital clues about my personality?
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tenillypo From: tenillypo Date: December 15th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sucktastic! My condolances...
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
This city conspires to eat cars, I swear.
why_style From: why_style Date: December 15th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, the levels of sad. sorry about your car, and i hope that they pony up and get it fixed quick. also sorry for all the poors saps for whom that bud is intended.
komos From: komos Date: December 15th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have some fear that the company will do the whole corporate dodge and claim they don't have to pay, but I'll let the insurance company figure all that out. It's going to be difficult to argue that I'm at fault considering that a) I was signaled to stop and b) I wasn't moving at all.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: December 15th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least in a proper Medieval city you wouldn't have gotten smashed... well, let's not say that, you might very well have gotten smashed, but it'd be a better brand, like all Tim Powers-like, drunken smash. Far better.
I suppose you might still get a rather different sort of smashed, but it'd have cooler weapons, and you'd walk away with another notch on your belt and your sword well-bloodied.
komos From: komos Date: December 19th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
What I wouldn't give for an ridiculously huge sword and spikey hair...
superbgirl From: superbgirl Date: December 15th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

BUMMER!!!

I hope the damage wasn't too bad!! I love your car. It has such a great dashboard.
komos From: komos Date: December 19th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BUMMER!!!

I think I'm going to get the car painted in zebra stripes so as to confuse predators.
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: December 16th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Duffman — er, Budman — has deep pockets

Hopefully either the trucker's insurance or A-B will compensate you, and that you own insurance doesn't try anything like hiking your rates. Most important, however, is that you are OK.

Does the MySpace page for the band mention that 18 Wheels of Justice was a TV show starring G. Gordon Liddy as a traveling trucker who righted wrongs on the road? (Most MySpace pages make me retch, so I didn't subject myself to it.)
komos From: komos Date: December 19th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Duffman — er, Budman — has deep pockets

Danke. It probably won't be a problem, but I've had unpleasant scenarios going through my head where A-B attempts to dodge fault. I'd fight something like that, but really don't want to have to go through the trouble. This has already been a big pain in the ass.

Sadly, it doesn't, and there's really very little to recommend the page otherwise. They don't even have free downloads of their angry metal.
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