I have some for you. I know brats are forever trying to defend it (and sometimes even non-brats too), but the bottom line (no pun intended) is that it is dangerous. Yesterday I was stopped at an intersection, waiting for traffic to pass before making a left turn. Suddenly another car plowed into me with a jolt and a loud crash. It was a young woman, and she had her even younger sister in the car as well.
We pulled over to check out the damage, and of course I made sure they were both all right first. Then I asked her if she hadn’t seen me stopped. She admitted she’d been looking for directions on her cell phone and did not notice. It was only a second, but it was enough to cause an accident. Imagine if I’d been a pedestrian or someone on a motorcycle. She might’ve been responsible for the loss of a life.
Anyway, the good news is that no one was hurt, and insurance will cover the damage. And of course I told all my friends about it, but it was the conversation with my “sometimes Top” that really sticks in my mind. I knew she would be concerned, but I’d forgotten about her naughty English sense of humor:
Alyx: I got into an accident.
TMT: What! Are you okay?
Alyx: Yes, someone hit me from behind while I was waiting to make a left turn.
TMT: You got rear-ended? *giggles starting* Which sounds like a very good idea, actually! *giggling harder*
Alyx: *trying not to laugh* That’s terrible!
TMT: Did you get whiplash? Hee-hee-hee-hee!
TMT: Was it your fault? Shall I give you one? *falls about laughing*
Alyx: What, a whiplash??
TMT: *clearing her throat and trying to be serious* I’m sorry, there are just too many good lines here!
Alyx: *gives up and succumbs to giggles too* Yeah, yeah. That girl was just lucky I restrained myself!
You get the idea. But I’ll restrain myself once again and not relate the comedic riff TMT went on once when we passed a Jiffy Lube! *snort* I’ll never look at an oil change in the same way again! 😀