One minute you’re driving home from work, listening to the radio and planning what to have for dinner, the next you’re pulled onto the side of the road, taking pictures of what used to be your car’s bumper and exchanging every number that’s ever been assigned to you and your vehicle with a stranger.
Last month I was involved in my first car accident. Ever. It was a pain, literally and figuratively. Everyone in my lane of rush hour traffic slammed on their brakes for no apparent reason. I managed to slam on mine and avoid the car in front of me. The driver behind me was not so lucky. He managed to crunch up my bumper to the tune of a few thousand dollars.
Other than a lot of stiff, sore muscles the next few days, I was fine, and his insurance paid for everything, but being jarred out of your world so abruptly can shake you up for a bit. And the aftermath sure was an annoying disruption to the life of this girl who needs her normalcy and routine. Every single control on my rental car seemed to me to be in a nonsensical, non-intuitive place. It was like driving my Bizarro World car.
Now that my life is back in order, please enjoy my attempt at turning this whole event into a humorous animated story.
Shannon in The Land Of…Frustrating Days
First Car Accident: Back Off My Bumper
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You might also like my previous stick figure animations.
First Visit To The Lady Doctor and Humidity Hair Nightmare