July 7, 2009

After a Car Wreck and Some Dental Work, the Day Can Only Get Better, Right?


Lady ran a red light and messed up my new (to me, anyways) red Honda Element. I'm mostly OK except for the burns on my right wrist and hand from the air bag deploying.

This kind of thing usually pisses people off, but it just makes me appreciate everyone so much more. Everyone I dealt with today was great (except the lady who drove right through the red light and into my car, of course). A guy stopped and helped me out of my car and left me his business card. The EMT/Fire/Police were all awesome.

I got hit by a couple of tons of metal going quite fast and I'm fine. Who do I have to thank for that? People. The car designers and engineers, for one. And I'm thankful for the emergency and insurance services we've created. I'm thankful for cell phones and 911. I'm thankful to the helpful guy I mentioned (need to send him something).

People can suck every once in a while and they make a lot of mistakes, but generally I think they are good and helpful.

So thanks, People. I'm a little shaken, but I'm OK.

(image cc flickr)

11 comments:

Jen Robinson said...

I'm glad you're ok. It sounds very scary. Good to know there are good people out there, though. Thanks for the perspective.

Teacherninja said...

Thanks, Jen!

Ms. Yingling said...

This is what we call a Tragedy Innoculation in our house. It's not a good thing, but bad enough to prevent worse things from happening. Glad you are okay.

ms-teacher said...

sorry to hear about your accident. Take it easy over the next few days as you will be sore. Glad to hear that you are okay!!

Kat said...

Good grief Jim! How scary! Nothing like a near death experience to put things in perspective though... Take some motrin...you'll be sore tomorrow, but the worst will be on Thursday...then it'll get better.

I'm so glad you're okay.

C. B. James said...

Yikes! Good to hear you're okay. It does give one perspective, though. I survived a wreck on my very cool scooter back in the 1980's. I immediately went out and bought the most exspensive helmut in the shop.

Teacherninja said...

Thanks all!

toni said...

...and I am thankful that you are okay!

Teacherninja said...

Thank you, toni tony tone! I'm fine. Just not looking to car shopping again

Tricia said...

I'm finally getting around to my backlog of blogs to read and look what I've missed! I'm so glad to hear that you are A-OK. Also nice to hear someone talking about the silver lining in such a situation.

Teacherninja said...

Thanks, Tricia! I'm fine. Just waiting to hear if it's repairable or if I need to go car shopping for the second time in one year...