Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Gimme a Hug"

isn't something you'd expect to hear from the person you just rear-ended. Rear-ended is a strong word, though. Our bumpers "kissed" as I simultaneously rolled to a stop and stared out my side window in a daze.

We both pull over. A girl about my age with long blond hair pulled severely into a ponytail gets out of her car. We both inspect the tiny, circular scratch on the bumper of her Camaro.

"Don't worry about it, honey" she says.

"Are you sure?"

"Yah. Gimme a hug."

We embrace for a second, then return to our cars and merge back into traffic.


Kathryn said...

That's nuts!

You must have run into some rich girl who's daddy bought the car and is going to be mad at her when she gets home.

Or she was on pot.

Carol said...

I think this is the best! I hope if my bumper ever gets kissed I can remember to take life in stride, not sweat the small stuff. I love that she didn't only not get angry at a tiny scratch, she wanted to "hug it out." Minus the severe ponytail, I want to be this girl. Unless of course she was on pot, like the first comment suggested, then I'll just take the attitude, not the doobie (ha- i just said doobie).

Dave & Chels said...

Wow. Either she's in a good mood all the time, or you just ran into her on a very good day! Weird, though. And a little akward.
It would be nice if everyone was like that and never over-reacted to little things. It's kind of sad that we've come to accept that.
Hey, my mother in law told me somthing cool about your fam...I don't know if you want me to say on here. I hope you know what I'm talking about - it's awesome! I couldn't think of anyone better.

Dani said...

Don't you love nice people? We need more people like her around.

Lorraine said...


Natalie said...

Carol... that was the best. I love seeing how close people come to duplicating their original comment. LOL. Don't worry, it's not the first time it's happened. I turned the moderation on because I kept getting comment spam. Stupid spammers.

Jessica said...

That's great. Only here right?

Cassia said...

Yay for her! I definitely want to be like that. :) I've had two bumper issues myself--one had no damage on either car (not even a scratch!) and the other scratched just my car because he had a "tow bumper/rod" thing (forgive my lack of automobile part vocabulary). Both were nice people (though it helped that their cars were fine, too). Definitely like to deal with nice people when you are recovering from the shock of having bumped someone! :)