Ad

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Formula For A Sleepless Monday Night

First, you get all comfy in your nice warm robe. Then you settle down to watch a little TV with a pillow and a blanket. You doze off(as you always do!) with the TV blaring. Suddenly you are awakened by a ringing phone. You look at the time(to know if someone is calling late enough to be pissed about it!)and its' midnight. Your wife is talking to someone on the upstairs phone, so you know it wasn't a wrong number. "Who is it?" you holler up the stairs. It's Craig(our youngest-26)and he knows better than to call us after 10pm-unless something is wrong. How wrong you wonder? Wife comes down stairs. He was in an accident coming home from 2nd shift job. A drunk ran the red and my son T-boned him, deploying both airbags. He is fine, not injured. The guy he hit says in a slurred voice,"I'm in ALOT of trouble". Definition of Trouble: Not his car, no drivers' license, drunker than a fiddlers' bitch, with priors. My kid got his insurance info,cop shows up and the guy has fled on foot! No problem. After talking with witnesses & my son, the cop thinks he knows who it is(he did,caught him, got a confession and gave him a free nights' stay at the Gray Bar Hotel!). Here's where I come in. It's one of my cars my son was driving, on my insurance. The cop said car is probably totaled, so now it's argue with the insurance company for a fair price time! Instant insomnia!

15 comments:

Finn said...

No good ever comes from a late-night phone call.

Glad your son is OK.

Michelle Ann said...

Buffalo, sorry to hear about the accident...at least no one was hurt. I keep thinking that one day, I can live in a city where well-run public transportation is possible and I can give up the car and the related headaches.....

doggybloggy said...

sorry to hear about that...funny that thae jackass ran and even more sardonic that the cop knew who he was...

Amy said...

Glad your son is okay!

Insomnia was cured Tuesday night, I'll bet. :o)

pinknest said...

omg this is horrific!! but i'm glad your son is okay.

Snowelf said...

Again, thank goodness your son is okay!!!
What a headache about the car. Hopefully everything will work out asap. I guess it's time to find out how good your ins really is!! ;)

--snow

buffalodickdy said...

To All- Thank you for your kind comments and concern. He's fine, but being without a car for a bit will be a challenge. His girlfriend is the female lead in an opera put on by the local State College and opening night is Friday! Always something, isn't it?

Tanya Kristine said...

Jesus. i'm just glad you don't have to plan a funeral.

so glad.

Insurance companies suck. i got one too many tickets and mine dropped me. DROPPED ME! i'm like "Oh, you'll take my money as long as i dont' cost you any!"

Snowelf said...

tanya--I hear you! When my husband and I were married we had one ticket each but we had the same ins. We combined ins and they dropped us! Jerks! I will never use that particular company again.

--snow

Lynda said...

I am glad your son is ok. What a pain. Remember my car accident? I bet Craig is feeling the muscle aches now. The drunk probably was too sloshy to feel anything. HAHAHA!

Good luck with the insurance.

buffalodickdy said...

Tanya K & Snow- when my two sons were teenagers driving, we had 5 vehicles insured. I think I had the insurance company on my speed dialer! Everytime I would call my agent, the first words out of her mouth would be"If this is another claim, we'll be forced to cancel you!"I would then remind her I had been a customer(30yrs)-longer than she had worked there!We've been claims free for 8yrs, so it should be okay.

buffalodickdy said...

Lynda- I've asked him repeatedly, do you have any pain? 1st day sore, getting better every day.

Sornie said...

Those calls always suck. Keeping my fingers crossed that I never have one.

DutchBitch said...

OMG! I am so sorry to hear that! Glad the son was ok though!!!

Lynda said...

Maybe he is a little tougher since he was stabbed in the butt as a baby. ;-) I wonder if where you impact makes a difference, as well as the airbags. (Mine didn't deploy in my accident.)