Rhonda's Retreat

Had A NOT so Great Day

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by , 05-04-2012 at 09:34 PM (1181 Views)
I have done some dumb things in my life but today was just one of those days! I went to back out at Walmart and had a large vehicle beside us. As I backed out slowly we heard a thud! My DH said you hit someone! I pulled back into the parking spot quickly. I had backed into a small black car that I hadn't even seen!
We bought a new 2012 Grand Caravan van in Feb. It is large and high and this car's roof was just the same height as the solid part of our rear door on the van!!


So of course we had to call the police and insurance agent and the young man who was driving the car was so sweet. I think he was about 18 or maybe 20. He was there on an errand for his job. He cooks at the local Casey's gas/groc. He called in to tell them he would be awhile and he was still on the clock getting paid for standing there so he was alright about it all. He was saying things like this kind of thing happens!
I still felt really bad about it all.


Then when we were done we went on to pick up my grandson and my daughter asked me to drop my granddaughter off so she could spend the night with a friend, Only Sara never told me where to meet the mom. We were to meet at a local park where there is a small restaurant and there are many places you can fish from the river right there. So we get there and I have no idea what color the car is or where we are to meet. AND neither my cell phone or my DHs cell phone would pick up service.
So I walked up to the busy little restaurant and finally after a bit of hassle from a waitress borrowed their phone and called my DD and got the info I needed. We found the mom and delivered my granddaughter. Zach my grandson smelled the food and wanted to eat there. My DH didn't want to. So I decided to order and take it home. but when I went into the little restaurant they were really busy. One of my pet peeves is to be ignored in a place of business. 3 of the waitresses were filling tea and making new coffee and such in front of me. I had sat down at the counter hoping to order and get done as quick as possible. I knew they were busy but not ONE of those ladies looked at me or said anything. No "be with you in a minute" or even a smile!! I hate being treated that way. After waiting for a few mins a differant waitress came over and asked if I had been helped. Saying no she offered to take my order. Just then I heard the cook say they were out of french fries. This was the reason I came in was to get Zach french fries. He is autistic and will only eat certain things. So I thought I would order some chicken nuggets for him at least but when I asked how long she said it would be 45 mins to an hour!!! I thanked her and got up and left!! Just NOT my day!!


We ended up taking Zach to a gas station close to home that has a grill. He had 2 hamburger patties and 2 orders of fries(small orders) and he was happy as a clam. So was I since I didn't have to cook supper after all!!

Such is life in my world I guess!!
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  1. LeslieFrost's Avatar
    Oh my, Rhonda! It is hard to see with a large vehicle next to you -- it does happen, as the other driver said. Isn't it just amazing how much time that kind of thing can absorb?!

    But, all was well in the end -- granddaughter got delivered and Zach was happy and you did not have to cook!

    Sounds like you have a very understanding hubby, as well -- you are a lucky lady!

    Leslie
  2. Rhonda's Avatar
    Thanks Lesley he was really good during the incident with the car but later on the tension had him snapping at me over other things that didnt' amount to anything. I asked him why he was so grumpy and his usual reply is because of YOU. Zach sweet soul he is looked me in the eyes and earnestly said "There is NOTHING wrong with you Grandma Rhonda!" So sweet and went right to my heart! I had also told DH he should be nice to me and not nasty. Zach said Hear that Papa? You should be nice and not nasty! How do you ignore that?? LOL
  3. quiltingcrazy's Avatar
    I drove the same type of van and had about the same thing happen to me. From that time on I parked far away from other cars (got more exercise too) and always put my 4-way flashers on when I backed out. This seemed to help as it never happened again, but once is enough!!! My husband yells only at me, I just think it is because he know I love him and he can take his stress out on me (better for his heart) and I will do the same for him!!!Ha Ha
  4. w7sue's Avatar
    I used to drive a Subaru Legacy and it was so short! When I would park at work, one of my co-workers would park right next to me in her Ford Excursion! Since I would come and go as part of my work, I finally asked her if she would park next to someone else. Once I explained why she was very nice and never parked next to me again. I know this won't work in a crowded parking lot, but I agree with qultingcrazy - parking further out where there are fewer cars worked for me.

    My husband says things to me that he would never say to anyone else and I agree that it must be because we love each other and he is "safe" behaving that way with me. Sometimes, though, I am not sure just how "safe" he really is - lol I have been married for almost 31 years and I just let him vent and not take it personally - works for me.
  5. Jingle's Avatar
    I always park where most people don't park, I like the extra walking. I drive a 1/2 ton pick up and not about to give up my big truck, in fact we just bought a new one.
  6. T-Anne's Avatar
    Oh my, I knock on wood, so far this has not happened to me. I call our van "the tank" for that very reason.

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