A Day in the life Me, Myself and I

Sunday Bloody Sunday….

August 8, 2010

So I had an interesting Sunday morning.

Around 11 this morning I decided that I would go buy some fresh bread rolls from the bakery and return a DVD I borrowed last night from the video store. I set out about half an hour or so later. Got in my car. Drove out of the garage. Waited at the driveway. Looked to the left. There was a truck blocking my view of cars coming from that side which wasn’t very calming. Looked to the right. All clear even though there were a couple of cars kind of obstructing the view. Looked to the left again. Started to drive out. Looked to the right.

And saw a four-wheel drive heading this way. Slammed on the brakes as did the other person.

But…

WHAM!!!!

Yes, I met with my first accident since I started driving. And I was the ‘at-fault’ driver. Sigh.

Luckily no one was hurt. But my poor car got hurt…the case of the front left lights broke as did the number plate. And of course, the bonnet is a bit wonky. And their car has a massive dent on the left side.

I was in shock for a while. One of my neighbours came down to check and reassured me that it had happened to him a couple of times in the last year. Sometimes, our view is just obscured thanks to all the parked vehicles. I exchanged details with the other driver. Spent some time home crying and panicking about all the money. But then called up my insurance company [Thanks NRMA! The person I spoke to was very nice] and found out I only have to pay the excess and it’s not as bad as I initially thought. [I thought I’d be shelling out 5 to 10 grand!]. Thank god for comprehensive car insurance. They booked me in to get my car repaired on Thursday. I also called the police to find out if I could legally drive with a slightly damaged front and a broken light-case. And they said it was fine if I got it fixed in a couple of weeks. And then my friend helped me tape up the number plate and some other areas.

It’s probably going to be inconvenient for a while. But it could have been worse.

Sigh.

What a Sunday morning. But I am grateful that no one got hurt. It could have been worse.

So how has your weekend been??? 

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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31 Comments

  • Reply BlueMist August 8, 2010 at 6:08 AM

    Glad that no one was hurt. I am sure you will remember this Sunday for quite some time 🙂 Mine is going well.

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 8, 2010 at 6:19 AM

    Yeah Misty…will definitely remember. And get this…today is one year since I moved to this unit! Nice way to remember my ‘anniversary’ =) Glad to hear your weekend is going well…

  • Reply Celestialrays August 8, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Thank God you are safe!
    You must be a little jumpy from that now, take care!

  • Reply Reema August 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    omg!! thank god u r okay! my weekend was nothing special.

  • Reply Sam Liu August 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Oh dear, thank goodness no one was hurt. And yes, thank goodness also that you had comprehensive insurance. Risk of crashing is one of the many reasons why I have no desire to learn how to drive.

    My weekend has been very relaxing, thankfully. My weekdays are filled with work (even though it’s meant to be summer) so I reserve those two precious days for complete tranquillity 🙂

  • Reply Magali August 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    This stuff happens, I guess. How many years have you been driving? One accident isn’t that bad. Glad no one got hurt, & you don’t have to pay too much. Take care!

  • Reply starsinmeyes August 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Oh gosh! Glad you’re ok. And don’t worry, I’ve had my share of dents and fenderbenders thru my several years of driving…have had to shell out cash and demand it in turn too…I like to think it made me more cautious and more aggressive at the same time 🙂

    Have been having a reasonably good productive weekend…but really looking forward to Monday!

  • Reply Harini August 8, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Glad that no one got hurt and you are safe. My weekend has been great :).

  • Reply Gunjaaish August 9, 2010 at 3:18 AM

    Ouch! When your car gets hurt it causes so much heartburn no? Anyway, glad nobody was hurt. And you are safe too. 🙂 Take care.

  • Reply Avada Kedavra August 9, 2010 at 5:22 AM

    Relieved to hear you are alright PB.. take care

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Thanks Divz…yeah still very jumpy. Drove so damn slowly today…

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Thanks Reema…I would have preferred a ‘nothing special’ weekend too =)

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Yeah…thank goodness for both of those! Unfortunately the public transport system here is not so great and hence without driving it’s harder. For instance, I now have to catch 2 buses to work while my car is being repaired. And glad to hear you relaxed on the weekend…I would really love to have two down days! =)

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Only been driving 2 years Mags… =( Oh well…statistically, it has to happen sometime, and I’d rather this than a more serious one!

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Thanks Starry…it’s nice to know others have had similar experiences. It’s made me more cautious for sure…I was very cautious today!! You were looking forward to Monday?!! What was up??

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Thanks Harini! Glad to hear your had a great weekend =)

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Yeah…and my poor car, even though it’s a second-hand, has been good to me… and thanks…I am really glad no one was hurt!

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    Thanks Ava… =)

  • Reply Makk Disct August 9, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Mine was gr88888888888888 …saw a client.

  • Reply Titaxy August 9, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    So so very glad that you are not hurt. Things like this happens, don’t worry…Take care.

  • Reply Rajlakshmi August 9, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    thank goodness no one was hurt… but ya it hurts when the car gets hurt… I have seen my dad squirming even if a stone hits the bumper 🙂 wish you better sundays 🙂

  • Reply LadyNoor August 10, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    Glad you’re ok! I’d be crying too from the shock. Yay for comprehensive car insurance! 🙂

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    U saw a client on the weekend?? 😐

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Thanks T…just hoping everything works out…

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Yeah…thank goodness for that! Lol…my dad is like yours… =) Thanks Rajlakshmi…

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 10, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Thanks LN….and yes, hoping all goes well…

  • Reply Pestosauce August 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    I am always scared of driving abroad, yet to try here

  • Reply ItsNu August 11, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    Sure the best part in all this is no one was hurt physically…

    I know how it feels when your bike/car get even a tiny scratch 😐

    Don’t worry things will be fine again 🙂 It’s good that you cried and took it out 🙂

    Be safe !

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    Well, I never learnt to drive back in India so got all my driving lessons here in Aus. Not scared to drive but do worry about crazy idiots on the road. Luckily this accident I was going probably 10-15ks while the other person was going 50ks

  • Reply Psych Babbler August 12, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    My car had several scratches before that…but I guess it still ran well and the worry with the accident means it has to go for repairs and all that. Thanks =)

  • Reply The Ketchup Girl August 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    oooh girl! so sorry to hear that. big hugs! insurance is a saviour here and they are indeed v professional. all well now i hope!

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