Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Things that go bump in the night

My younger daughter likes to collect Russian Dolls. She doesn't like to dust.

Guess what? I had a car accident last night. Wasn't my fault of course but I still get the inconvenience of dealing with Insurance people and assessors and panel beaters!! Anyway, a car making a turn at an intersection was slammed into by an oncmoing car, the turning one spun about and slammed into me (innocently waiting at the traffic lights). I had just been to the hairdressers actually, and as luck would also have it 2 policemen were in a nearby fast food joint so were on the scene fairly quickly. One of the "Boys in Blue" "Whallopers" "Cops" (call 'em what you like) was actually very cute, found myelf being pleased that at least my hair looked great. (Woke up this morning and decided I looked more like Daphne from Scooby Doo)

The Insurance person, by phone, told me I had to go in and fill in their forms, even tho' a work colleague got his faxed to him by the same company. I waited until the officious "Paul" went to lunch and rang back, thanks "Katie" for directing me to your website where I was able to download the form and fax it to them. Hope Paul had a shite lunch.

Tomorrow I have to run the gammit of panel beaters. But I won't be sporting the Scooby-do.

10 comments:

meggie said...

Well, what a bugger! I hate being hit! Last time it happened to me, I had my 8 months pregnant daughter in the car. She leapt out & let rip with colourful language!! All I could see was an old doddery man, who bewilderedly said to me, "Where did you come from?" Luckily no one was hurt.

Steve said...

Just glad to hear you're ok... would be awful if you had to have your own panels beaten...!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I agree with Steve - who cares about the car as long as you are ok!

Girl Vino said...

Oh, for great hair when it counts! Poor you, it sucks when the inconvenience of daily life gets in the way.

Mike said...

As if accidents themselves are not bad enough, we then have to deal with insurance people who are oh so happy to sell you a policy but make your life a living hell when you try to collect.

You have my sympathies.

Glad you are okay otherwise though.

Rol Hirst said...

When I was a kid, we all fancied Daphne from Scooby Doo something rotten.

So nothing wrong with that look!

The Sagittarian said...

Meggie - I bet it took ages for your nerves to settle after that! Glad all was ok.

Steve, Poet - thanks for the good wishes! Haven't had my panels beaten in awhile, so it may be something to look forward to!

GV - can never get my hair the same way the hairdresser does, 'snot fair!!

Cheers, Mike. Sounds like insurance companies are the same everywhere then eh?

Rol - thanks for visiting, welcome to New Zealand...and for your kind words, some Kiwi Scooby Snax heading your way (they are like ANZAC bicuits but with more fibre..yum)

Old Cheeser said...

So sorry to hear about the accident Amanda, but thank the stars that you weren't worse off! I giggled at the bit about your hair looking good when the cute copper came on the scene. These things are very important.

What's wrong with Daphne anyway? She was kind of cool in a girlie, retro way...? Could have been worse you know, a Thelma-style pudding bowl cut for example...now there was a dyke-in-the- making if I ever I saw one...

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh dear re the car and the inconvenience of it all. But I'm glad you were OK and that you looked beautiful for the cute police officer.

The Sagittarian said...

Thanks OC - honestly by the time I get thru with the insurance company and so on I will probably have no hair left!!

RB - kind thoughts, thanks. I had to explain to my daughter that just 'cos I'm married doesn't mean I'm dead!!