Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Rant #1,118: The Ballad of Car vs. Can
Going to work one blustery day
I dropped my son off at school and went on my merry way.
Driving on the road like I do every day
I met up with a metal garbage pail that stood in my way.
It was "my car or the object," I said to myself
And although I swerved, the object was stealth.
It hit my car on the passenger side
I hoped that there wasn't damage, but luck was not with me on this ride.
The further I drove, the more rattling I heard
And when I stopped the car ... well, I won't repeat the word!
I drove into work and made my insurance claim
I then drove back to my area on the same road I came.
I looked for that can as hard as I could
But it wasn't to be, as I stared from the window across my hood.
I drove the car to the repair shop, and knew what they would say
I would have to leave the car, and they would repair it, by Friday.
They gave me a loaner car, a nice Jeep that was white
I haven't driven one in a long time, so to be safe, I drove on the right.
Another driver who was in a rush blurted out through a stop sign
Barely missing the loaner car as I drove on the right side of the line.
I knew this was not my day and drove back to work
And yes, driving this loaner white Jeep made me feel like a jerk.
No accidents for decades, no problems at all.
And now I feel about two feet tall.
But I warn you that one day I will find that can
And when I do, well, I might say things to it that aren't normally part of my plan.
But will it answer back, as inanimate objects normally can't do?
My luck, this one will, and I will really feel like I'm truly without a clue.
Until that day comes, and hopefully it never will
I will have to take this experience as a bitter pill
This is my ballad of car vs. can
I just have to take it, because ultimately, I am the better man.
Posted by Larry at 2:12 AM