Old but Young


Now it is 11:00 pm and I just got home after a long day full of adventures. Well, I had an accident. Thank God I am fine, nothing serious, but my car was injured, poor car.

I had my salary cheque with me ever since the 23rd of February and whenever I want to go to the bank, millions of things just pop up. So, finally today when I came home from work and found the kids sleeping, I had a quick lunch, waited for my husband to arrive and as soon as he came in, I told him I am going to the bank as this is the most apporpriate time. If I waited a little bit longer, the kids would wake up and the circle of homework as well as studies (for the exams) will begin. Anyway, I went to the bank and I finally got the money and I had enough time to go and deposit the money in my account in another bank. I was just on my way and all of a sudden, a line of cars bumped into each other. There were at least 3 or 4 cars behind me and only one car infront of me. What happened was that the highway was blocked and all the cars  started to slow down and so did I. But unfortunately, the cars behind didn't notice this slow down and they had to came rushing from speeding. Anyway, I wasn't wrong in anyway and so was the car infront of me.

Well, it all happened so quickly and I stood still for a moment not knowing what to do, shall I get out of the car? Shall I call the police or my husband or what? Then, I went out to see the damage and I didn't like what I saw. The problem is, I was certain of the man who hit me from the back and of course the one infront of me, but the strange thing was that there was another car that just passed us and went to the emergency lane. From where did it come from, I don't know and the man who was driving that car just came out and said no much damage, no big deal. So, I told him yes no big deal to you and your car, but what about mine? He just told me thank god that you are ok. I didn't even know who was he or from where did he come from? And you know what? He just lied and said that he was the car behind me. I was quite sure of the car behind me, it was just like mine, same model, same colour. Can't miss it and I can't even ignore his damage as well.

Anyway, I went back to my car and called the police, then I called my husband and told him to stay with the kids, so that they can finish their studies and I even gave him the exact instructions for their work and what they had to do and how he should follow up with them. It was about 7:00 pm and the police car came real quick. They had a look at the cars, took our driving licences and told us to go to the police station. I went to the station and I found out that there was a man waiting for me and calling me by the name, and then he told me that they are all waiting for me in another police station. OOOOOOOOOOOf, I hated myself and I hated driving. I was thankful to know the first one and got to know the way, I have to still find this second station which is in another area that I have never been to before. What a night, what a crowded night too, yes it was awful. I couldn't get out of the first area, it took me half an hour just to go out of it and then still find my way to the other one. Ofcoure they were all waiting for me and I had no patience for anything, I wanted to go home for the kids, but at the same time I have to go there to get my licence. Poor kids, I wondered what they were doing and whether they really studied or not, but there was no other solution.

Then, we waited nearly an hour for the inspector and then it was finally our turn to go inside. He kept on asking and asking and oh my god, this man who came out from nowhere was lying. When my turn came, I spoke the truth and I didn't care of what he said. Anyway, we all have to go tomorrow morning in another place to examine the cars and if one of us doesn't show up on time, they will file up a case in court.

Now I am wondering what to do tomorrow. Shall I go to work first and then leave, or shall I call up in the morning and tell them that I had an accindent at night and can't come in today? I am not sure!



03/19/2009 10:58

Good you are safe, i also had an accident on the 4th ring road when i was going home at noon. The lady behind me was talking on the mobile, and when i stopped because the car in front of me suddenly stopped, she banged me and i banged the car in front of me.

Guess what, their cars end up without a scratch, and my car was racked from back and front :(

Old but Yound
03/23/2009 13:39

Thanks Ali for your thoughts. My accident was exactly like yours and I am the innocent one and at the same time have to go into all the procedures to have my car fixed. Wish me luck.


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