Monday, May 04, 2009


Yesterday, while I was taking The Dude to my ex's house, a guy in a Nissan SUV rolled a stop sign, right into the door on my side. The Dude was unhurt, fortunately. My left side is sore, and I got cut up by flying glass, but all in all, was lucky to be able to walk away. The car was barely drivable-- I got it home, where my neighbor Bob was kind enough to let me keep in his garage until I could run it over to my mechanic today. It's looking like it's going to be totaled. I exchanged information with the other driver-- we called the police, who never showed up. In the meantime, just to be on the safe side, I'm seeing a doctor at 6 PM today.

There was one funny thing. I called Kim, who came over and drove Adam over to my ex's house. She told me that he said, on the trip there, "Boy, my dad is sure a lot calmer than he used to be. Back in the old days he would have beaten that guy up...."


SkylersDad said...

So in the old days you would have given him a beatdown, eh? Lucky for him you are a wiser man now.

SamuraiFrog said...

...we called the police, who never showed up.Nice.

Glad you guys are alright.

LegalMist said...

Glad you made the appointment w/the doctor. Often the full extent of the soreness and injuries aren't really apparent until a day or two later. I hope you both will continue to feel uninjured.

Johnny Yen said...

That's the funny thing, I've never done that-- well, not in front of him-- I've chewed some people out in front of him who desperately needed their asses kicked in front of him...


Yeah, apparently a guy standing bleeding, covered in glass, dazed wasn't important enough to merit a police call

My experience years ago as a clerk for attorneys who did personal injury and worker's compensation work taught me that. A different spot is hurting every couple of hours, but the doc said it was all only bruising.

Coaster Punchman said...

Glad you are still with us, and glad you didn't beat that guy up.

bubbles said...

Oh, sorry about this, JY! I'm glad it turned out o.k. at the doctor today. It is hard to remember that each time we wake up something totally out of the blue might happen. Glad it wasn't more serious, although a totaled car is pretty bad!

Churlita said...

That's so scary. I'm glad you're okay, though.

purplelar said...

Uncle Yen,

My father beat up a barber for cutting my hair while he was drunk when I was about 6 or 7 years old.

Wow I didn't realize your car got hit that bad. Better it than you amigo.