Rear-ended

I have often lamented about how insane driving has gotten over the years. And so it has finally happened. Reason #279,301 why driving is a real hazard these days!

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My minivan got rear-ended by a monstrous city bus yesterday!

Was this a surprise? NO, absolutely not!

As it happened, HipebDaughter1 and I went downtown and there we were, trying to turn onto an impossibly busy road. I was at a full stop and actually looking and waiting for everyone to pass before turning out. Frankly I didn’t even know there was a bus behind me I was so busy craning my neck to see when it would be clear to turn.

I was just beginning to roll forward when boom! Clearly I wasn’t moving fast enough for Mr Bus Driver. He confessed that he wasn’t paying attention when he rammed into the back of my minivan. That’s nice, with 50 people in that bus, you weren’t looking where you were going? you should be real proud of yourself!!

Strangely enough, I didn’t even flinch when I felt the impact and heard the boom but HipebDaughter1 was slightly shaken up.

I’m a super cautious driver from years of driving with my kids in the car. I don’t take chances with the way people drive these days. They’re either on the phone, don’t know the traffic rules, don’t use their brains, plain don’t care or all of the above. So if this happened to me, it could happen to anyone out there.

Of course, I’m hopping mad. My first thought was, doublya tee eff! Honestly I don’t have time for this, I really don’t. I have 300 other things on my to-do list. The last thing I need is this mess and my minivan ending up in the workshop. So yeah, there are good days and there are not-so-good days. This just happened to be one of them. But I’ll get over it 😀 .

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10 Comments

  • Brittnei

    I hate driving. This is definitely the reason why. I dont drive unless I have to. Hubby drives most of the time because he works out of the home and mostly when we are with him. You handled it well my dear.

  • Brittnei

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  • Heather

    You are so right – the number of people I see on the phone or texting while they drive, it’s scary. Getting rear ended by a bus could have been so much worse, so glad no one was hurt! Can you imagine being a passenger on that bus hearing the driver say he wasn’t paying attention?!?! (Found your blog on the Turn It Up Tuesday blog hop.)

  • April

    I used to love to drive, but between the craziness of drivers and the traffic (and the LIGHTS at every single corner), I no longer see it find it pleasurable. Sorry that you were rear ended by a BUS… that sucks. Glad no one was hurt.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

    ~~April~~
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  • Natasha @ Epic Mommy Adventures

    And this is exactly the reason why I so hate driving. I have such an intense road rage because people really don’t pay attention to their driving. Ugh! I can imagine how you feel, especially having your child in the car. I would be fuming! But you handled yourself very well.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! 🙂