Sunday, July 23, 2006

so i'm waiting for lawyers to start calling me at any second now because last night at 9:30, i was merging to a one-way and when i started to move forward, all the sudden this 6-year girl on a bike is right in front of my car, having darted in front of me from the right. yeah. holy fuck. i was only going about 1mph since all i had done was lift my foot off the break pedal at that point. but it scared the shit out of me.

no, the girl wasn't hurt at all. and i really shouldn't say anything more here about it right now. but it was 9:30 at night, it was a father riding up mattis with his two kids, none of them had on reflective anything, no lights on the bikes...and i was completely, completely hysterical last night after it happpened and i cannot, no matter how hard i try, get that image of the scene out of my mind.

to add to the surrealness of the scene, the father was riding one of those "olde tyme" bikes with the 4 foot wheel in front and a tiny wheel in back. jesse asked if i was sure i hadn't dreamed the whole event. don't even ask what ELSE can happen right now cause i don't even want to think about it.

thank god that girl's ok. she didn't have a scratch at all because i think all i did was nudge her and she kept riding so i didn't knock her over. but signs are now pointing to stress being the real cause of the hives because i woke up with a nice new batch this morning and i am so fucking sick of being a grad student, making -$11 an hour but i suppose if there was a lawsuit, just about the only thing anyone could take from me is my student loans...


Mo said...

its a good thing you were going slow.

maybe to alieviate stress you can let wimse fend for itself next year. i mean, there are other people to take care of it (even if they dont, thats their bad not yours) and plus im not going to be there so it can hardly be worth the work if you dont see my shining face every day.


VRGirl said...

yeah really. i mean all i had done was partially lift my foot off the brake pedal. so far no lawyer calls so maybe that's that?

there are plans to make the ra's do more of the things that i got stuck doing because no one else was. basically they will be signing up for events that i've set up the dates for already. hehehe.

i mean really i NEED to finish my dissertation and not run around cleaning up moldy coffee pots...