Monday, July 6, 2009

My Poor Car


This morning someone at work asked me to step outside. Unless it's your birthday, being asked to step outside is usually not a good thing. Allah yustur, I thought. I walked outside to witness this scene (above). I wasn't sure what happened yet but I walked back in, grabbed my diggie cam which stays in my purse, and snapped pics.

My poor car was hit in the parking lot when a driver lost control of her vehicle as a result of the fact that it was just raining cats and dogs. It was my coworker; she was very nervous and distraught. I think she was especially shaken up because of the images she associates with car accidents. She has a child that was involved in a bad car accident with fatalities and he is now disabled. I calmed her down and told her no big deal, accidents happen.

She hit the Acura which in turn rammed into my Lexus. Ironically it looks like my Lexus took a bigger hit than the Acura. When the cops came on scene they just burst out laughing. No one else really thought it was funny and to me it was just a tad bit unprofessional, not to mention annoying....whatever. Trying to figure out how to disassemble the cars was like playing a game of checkers. We weren't sure what vehicle to move in what order, in what direction, and to what degree without causing any further damage. One of the cops got on his car intercom system and guided us out of the tangle (in between his giggles).

"The Acura moves first!"

Who knows maybe the Baba will get me a new car out of this. This one has now acquired its share of dents and scratches. I don't know why it is that no matter how minor or major, no matter whose fault it was, and even if you weren't physically in it-accidents always leave you a little bit shaken up. As much as I assured my coworker that everything is alright I was a little bit jumpy. Alhamdulilah no one was hurt.

8 comments:

Goofy Girl said...

Eeek! I'm glad no one was hurt!

jaraad said...

First of all Alhamdulellah no one was hurt. Second, you have to give the officers a break, although it was unprofessional to laugh but you know it is very difficult to make such an accident in a parking lot. The car on the left is almost diagonal to the parking spot. Accidents happen. I myself did one and felt very bad about it.

Jawahir Jewels (JJ) said...

alhamdullilah no one was hurt... hope she is okand now u might just have a new car :-) btw it could have been a lot worce

Sou-One-Canobee said...

Glad things went down as smooth as it can be considering and no body got hurt. Poor car though getting hit just be being there Tough luck

karmi said...

Sorry to hear that. Good thing no one was hurt.

Hamza said...

if this picture is of the accident, I will kill you for making such a big drama out of it.

you should see driving in KSA.

Hareega said...

ooops, sorry about your car

Sam said...

aw...7aram your poor car..good thing u were not in it...my poor sister just caused a 5 car accident few days ago...her kids were in the car with her...the car is RIP....alhamdoullah no one was hurt..just the car...:) btw u were in my dream yesterday ...how funny is that?? yeh your face had the smily face on your pictures...i am not even blogging or reading blogs that much these days...but stil...hahaha...