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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Life is funny. Not haha funny, but funny.

Right as I was leaving work tonight my boss tells me traffic on I85 is backed up for miles due to a car accident, so I had to take an alternate route home. So instead of my 8 lane highway that takes me about 20 minutes, I have to go through Greensboro on a 4 lane road that shrinks down to a 2 lane that goes through the country.

Apparently, a WHOLE bunch of other people are doing the same thing I am because it was bumper to bumper from the edge of Greensboro until about half way home. It's at this point I remember a short cut through the country with very little traffic and make a decision I'm going to regret about 10 minutes later.

Driving along, listening to the MLB channel on the XM, I notice up in the distance a doe crossing over the road and running into an open field. Now, I'm the furthest thing from a hunter as you'll find, but I do remember that when you see one deer, there are usually more close by. So I start to slow down and try to keep my eyes peeled for more of them.

I saw it for approximately .1 seconds before it slammed into the side of my car and bounced off to the side. After yelling out a stream of profanities, I make sure the deer is dead (Moment of truth; the thing wasn't moving but I wasn't about to get out and check it's pulse), but this is what my Camry now looks like.


The local Barney Fifes were a TON of help. If you look closely, right under the side mirror, you'll see a dark area that I assumed was blood. Not exactly; as my friendly neighborhood police officer so eloquently said "You really knocked the s**t out of him!".

Thanks buddy; you were TONS of help.

Finally, while waiting for the Highway Patrol to arrive, I couldn't help but think of this 911 call that makes me laugh every time I hear it. I figure you might as well laugh than cry. BTW, language is most definitely NSFW.

17 comments:

Tex said...

it could have been worse. could have came through the window and hurt you. so look at it this way...ya got the bad stuff out of the way so its all uphill from here

Ted D said...

Tex, that was what kept freaking me out. A second earlier and that thing would have came through my window.

I had a guardian angel looking out for me for sure.

Tex said...

do you know what his name is?

Ted D said...

Bambi.

Or Rudolph.

I'm not really sure.

Tex said...

not the deer silly. they dont really have names...your angel's name?

we have one assigned you know.

Mine is Alwin

Ted D said...

Tex, I'm guessing my Guardian Angel is named Pedro.

Or Manny.

I'm not really sure, but I DO know he was there. Otherwise I'd have an antler sticking out of my forehead.

Redbeard76 said...

Awww dude that sure sucks. I haven't had that happen to me although I've had some close calls or near misses. Were you tempted to put the deer in the backseat of your car? hehe Like in the phony phone call... or have you seen Tommy Boy? Well good thing you're safe and the car looks driveable, not totaled anyway...

Rich in the garage said...

Thats what you get for driving a camry.

God was telling you something.

Ted D said...

Redbeard, first time for me. Like SOTB said, it coulda been a moose. Thanks, man.

Rich, there is nothing wrong with a Camry. It's the official car of SG.

Rich in the garage said...

And I hope they all get smashed by deer.


As a one time valet its a common fact that if you see a dirty ass camry coming prepare for it to stink inside.

Ted D said...

Rich, those are just the northern Camry's.

Down south is different. :)

Rich in the garage said...

I refuse to accept that fact.

Ted D said...

Man, you Bostonians are stubborn.

You in the garage today?

Tex said...

what's the W11-3 mean anyway?

Ted D said...

Not sure, Tex.

I think it's French.

~**Dawn**~ said...

That is one thing I do not miss about Connecticut. I'm glad you're ok though even if your car is... less so. It's easier to mend a car than a person.

Ted D said...

Thanks, Dawn. Waiting on the rental car people to call me now.

Maybe I'll get a Porsche.....