Whichever you prefer.
Good God almighty, if I didn’t almost perish in a car wreck - AGAIN.
Only this one came out much better than any of the others.
6:12 A.M. Central Standard Time
Brittany is cruising along at a moderate speed (no really, I was, for once) on her 40 minute commute.
I-430 river bridge.
Black ice patch.
Normally, the I-430 river bridge has a steady stream of traffic by this time.
Actually, I’ve been on it going home from the club at 3, 4 and even 5 in the morning and it has a steady stream of traffic.
But I digress.
For whatever reason, thank the powers that be, there was next-to-no traffic this morning.
The nearest vehicles were about two miles in front of me and about a mile behind me.
And, for whatever reason, I’m driving in the far left hand land.
Thank God, again.
Because I hit this patch of black ice and do about four 360 degree circles across the three lanes of traffic to the edge of the bridge.
And THIS will tell you how many wrecks I’ve been in.
Instead of panicking, you know, like NORMAL people. . . what do I do?
I, as though on auto-pilot, slam my left-hand fingers into my automatic window controls.
Thinking, subconsciously, I guess, “If I’m going into the damn river, I want the windows down so the pressure can equalize and so I can get the fuck out. None of this hit the water and the electrical system fails and I’m stuck in this behemoth going down, thank you.”
I use my right hand to steer the vehicle into the spin so I don’t tip the SUV over and I can try and gain some control.
I, also, pump my brakes, ever so slightly.
What normal person reacts like this??!?!?!
Oh, and did I mention I’m internally screaming “fuck, fuck, fuuuuuuuccccckkkkk!”
And miraculously . . . I stop.
I didn’t even hit the bridge’s edge.
I was about a millimeter from it.
But NO damage to my vehicle what-so-ever.
No damage to me - other than psychologically.
Nothing to prove it even happened.
Other than my very rattled nerves.
And the fact that almost 30 minutes later my hands are still shaking a bit uncontrollably as I type this.
So, I guess this completely solved my “What in the world am I going to blog about today? I’ve got nothin.” conundrum that I was contemplating for the first 20 minutes of my drive.
Be careful what you wish for.
You might get it.
Side Note: I tried to post this at 6:40 this morning, so as to have something new for you readers and you lurkers . . . only MY blog seems to be going crazy and I couldn’t get it to open. . nor would it open at 1 A.M. last night (this morning), so who knows.