Sunday, November 28, 2010

A long time ago.....

This happened on December 17, 2008. A little old and I no longer have that car, but for the season...

OK. So I went into town this morning to get my car fixed. I needed to have the check engine light come on during the start in order for the car to pass emissions.

So, I got up early this morning and got my car into the shop. Yeah, OK, we can see where the critters ate the wires now that you point them out to us. By the way you need tires and brakes, and you have an oil leak at the oil sensor. OK, just get the check engine light working and fix where the rats ate the wire and the front brakes. This will take a while, I need to go get breakfast.

I walked about 3/4 mile to the Micky D. I wanted a #1 breakfast with a small OJ. Out of OJ, so I will have a small milk. I crossed the street to get something from the Office Max and that entailed crossing at the light. It is a big busy intersection, so I need to play by the rules. I pushed the button and waited for the "Walk" indicator. It came on and the traffic southbound also had a green light. I started across.

I reached about 1/2 way across the west bound lane, and someone was turning right was not stopping for me! They didn't see me! I had to jump out of the crosswalk! I screamed like a girl! My life flashed before my eyes, and I had no popcorn!

The car behind was honking his horn!!!!! I was in the way!!!!! No Kidding!!!!! I was almost struck, by a truck. I pretty much was rooted in the spot, and the driver of the truck who did not see me was grinning!!!!!! No apologetic look, no supplication, not an expression of sorry. just grinning!

I moved out of the way and got the man's license plate number as he continued on his way. I know, we didn't actually make contact, well I did throw my bag at the truck, like that was going to help.

I had to spend the next light cycle in the median, because it took me so long to get there. When I got to the other side of the street, my heart was still racing and I was shaking. I called 911. I talked to the Marana PD dispatcher. They were sending a car out to talk to me. Could I have been missed? No, I don't think so, I am wearing a red plaid shirt, and I am a big girl. That is a lot of red.

The officer got there. The incident was witnessed and they police had pulled over the white truck and was giving him a ticket. Yeah. They had one question, was the sign "walk"? Yes it was.

I spent the rest of the day doing different things, and it seemed like my muscles were very tight. But all in all I seem to be OK.

I will spend the rest of the night quietly in the house. I think I will watch "It's A Wonderful Life".