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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Another weekend of rushing around over. While it's nice to be busy sometimes I think I'd like to pause for breath...

Friday was assembling LARPers, Saturday was Reenactors Market and Omega party, Sunday recovering from Omega party and after-effects of recieving 32 bumps (4+28 - I'm not 32!) after drinking probably half a bottle of Archers.

Saturday was slightly ruined by someone going into the front of my car, which will be the subject of the following

I was driving along, to collect Guy for the Reenactors Market, and turned right into his cul-de-sac. Now, its not the widest road in the world, and there were cars parked opposite on the road (about 8' from the junction) completely on the road, and another on the near side about 10' from the junction, half way up the kerb.

Ok - scene set - I turned in, pointing roughly to the middle of the gap to get through the parked cars, and I see a Fiat Panda bearing down on me. I brake - pretty easy as I'm in 2nd gear going at about 10mph and stop. I look at the Panda and I see the side of the driver's head as she's leaning down to look at something on her passenger seat. I stare in shock. She looks up. Brakes (Guy who was standing some 30' away hears her brakes) and promptly slams into my front.

She gets out "You were on the wrong side of the road". "I was stationary" I say. We swap address details and off I go. On proper examination I find its done about 2.5' by 1' of dent to my bonnet, and her car was basically untouched (big bumpers on a Panda).

Later on, when dropping Guy back I pop around (5 doors to the left) and ask her for her insurance details when she has a chance, she agrees, but reiterates her "defence" of my road positioning. I get home. She phones me up - gives me her details, and tells me (as if I need to know!) that her partner has come home and he's very unhappy I went to their house. Ok say I, whatever. She also says she's going to have her car checked out - perhaps trying to scare me about continuing. "Very Sensible" I say smiling down the phone at her.

Now to see if the insurance system can work in the favour of me (stationary & looking forward) or her (not looking at the road and moving forwards at ~20mph...

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: TV Noise

9 lies or Lie to me
eldelphia From: eldelphia Date: November 18th, 2002 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Allo. Have been doing some housekeeping and I found you 'ave added me to your friends list :) Who are you then? Are you another one of those peeps who are working at that place I am about to start at in December? In Coventry? Are you a GD/NWO peep? If so have prolly met.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 18th, 2002 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Who am I? I'm Simon - as it says at the top of the Journal. Ask Roj - he's known me for years...
As to the other questions - Yes, Yes, Yes/Yes and Yes.
Clearer now?!
eldelphia From: eldelphia Date: November 18th, 2002 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Then 'pologies cos I are mostly being run off my feet and my mind is blank although your piccie looks familiar! Am about to start work (short term contract also...) for the Awards & Dissemination bods...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2002 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
In fact I was talking to your new boss about you last night ;-)
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: November 18th, 2002 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe - Manda he's famous... Master White ring any bells?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 18th, 2002 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
You didn't have to remind me though ;-)

I should really do something with that costume though. Muddying some of it up for use at Dark Illuminations was fun, but very much a short term fix.
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: November 18th, 2002 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)


never saw it...I think Colour Mages are before my time...first event was the land of the giant H's!
oldnick From: oldnick Date: November 18th, 2002 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember colour mages - and my first event was after yours (G 97 - same year as giant H's)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 19th, 2002 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)


Last LT event I did was G97 I believe. The Colour Mages were IC-sacked en masse then, but I wasn't going to get off the hook that easily.

Then there was lobster...
9 lies or Lie to me