Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Absent with leave

If anyone has been taking attendance here in the Village Green , the blogger has been absent and will be out for a couple more weeks. We're in production mode at the moment, and the spring musical is all-consuming in its demands. Deadlines loom, etc.

Still love my smart car. The night manager at the Kenmore Akron came out to chat in the parking lot with me about, peppering me with questions. Then he came up as the cashier was toting up my bag of groceries and told the cashier all about the smart car in the lot. So she had to close up her register and follow me out to see it.

Everybody wants to know if it is safe. Yes very. And no, I am not afraid. I am a safe driver. No crashes since the age of 16 when I totaled my mom's Falcon. It wasn't some big smash up either. Somehow the brakes locked up as I went over a small hill and had to stop at a light. The car slid into one in front of me stopped at the light. That car didn't get a scratch but my mom's car crumpled right up. I had my brother and a group of inner city school children we'd taken to a picnic in a park. We'd been volunteering in the big city that summer. This was a culminating activity and I got us all in a wreck. Nobody was hurt except for me -- and only just a scratch on my cheek where it hit the steering wheel. It was a slo-mo kind of event, fortunately for all of us. It was a huge lesson and I've done my best to never crash again.

See you when the show is in shape and there's time to write again.

If someone smashes into you at high speed, it doesn't matter what you are driving -- the forces of physics will have their way with you and the hurtling metal.

2 comments:

KevinBBG said...

My mom had a Falcon too back in the 60's. Automatic with bench seats. Painted a baby blue that no car comes in these days.

Bargain Hunter said...

I imagine that you must get a lot of attention wherever you go with the car.

I've seen them around and when I get a chance speak to a driver. Everyone so far sounds very happy with the car.

Noticed you have a few different lists of links in your sidebar, hoping as an Ohio blogger that focuses on saving money for people that I can get a spot.

If you plug my link in - to NE Ohio Bargain Hunter - just write a comment on one of my posts and I'll post a link here.

Regarding the show, of course, Break A Leg!