Friday, January 22, 2010

OC vs. Mattress Update

It's really just as well we can't see into the future. Dealing with the present is enough of a challenge! Today was the sixth day the OC woke up alive! He says it just wasn't his time to go. I say Someone Up There was looking out for him. He is a very capable driver. He also has lightning reflexes. He is strong enough, and was mad enough that night, to wrestle the Explorer off the road and away from oncoming traffic. I shudder to think what the outcome would have been had I been behind the wheel!

Whoever says you can't really know who you're dealing with on the internet doesn't know the compassionate, caring people who read this blog. I feel that you are all real friends, and I'm sure reading your comments [because he does lurk!] had a part in breaking down his cussed stubbornness! Binding, gagging, dragging or butt kicking wouldn't work to get him to the doc. After an injury a few years ago, he was helped enormously by his chiropractor. Guess who he went to see this afternoon? Of his own free will? He'll be going twice a week for the next few months. Meanwhile, he has put in a full work week at his desk, has talked to the insurance people by phone, has organized a replacement car, which is already sitting in our garage, and has managed to keep news of our little disaster from the ears of his father! Definite Superman leanings!

Thank you all for your concern, and for caring.


Note: As the Bean's GF was driving home from school a few days ago she saw another mattress, on another busy road. It was on the median, but sticking out enough onto the road to be a hazard. Are we being invaded by mattress toting aliens?

A few weeks ago, I was driving home by a back road. I'd been to the fabric/craft store and bought a ball of yarn. One ball of yarn. On sale. But, it may turn out to be a very expensive ball of yarn.....I was on a straight, lonely stretch of road, and, too late, spotted the cop car, lying in wait for me in the ditch. She executed a smart u-turn and put on all her fancy flashing lights and chased me down. So I was going a few miles over the speed limit. There wasn't another soul or vehicle in sight. A little bit disgruntled, I told her I found it remarkable that she was concentrating her law enforcement expertise on this little back road, and wondered aloud why more effort wasn't put into catching the rascals out on 19 who bowl along at 80; blythely whizz through red lights; dodge in and out of lanes with alarming speed and disregard for safety, their own or mine....She pursed her lips and drew herself up to the full stretch of her five feet and two inches, and told me that this wasn't such a deserted stretch of road as I might think. People walked their dogs out here. There were no people in sight; no other vehicles in sight; and nary a hound to be seen.

In light of Recent Events, I'm wondering if I could make a deal with the Law. I'll pay my fine if and when they find and ticket the mysterious mattress moron! Sounds fair to me. What do you think?

18 comments:

persiflage said...

OC is certainly Superhero, even if his body needs to be straightened out a little.
You'd think you'd notice if a mattress fell off the back of your vehicle. And stop and do something about it.
That's bad luck about the speeding fine, but regretfully I think they will get your money before you get their man.

jkhenson said...

So glad the OC went to see the chiropractor! Hopefully it will help any stiffness or soreness? Wow, he's back two work in full swing?!
Glad he's feeling well! Was worried! :)

Pauline said...

Glad to hear your superhero took himself off to the chiropractor. Now, send that bit about your ticketing to the newspaper, the police headquarters and OC's dad...

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Molly, you speed demon. I will still write to you in jail. Glad OC is better.

Thimbleanna said...

I think it's a great plan -- but I don't really think you should suggest it -- you might end up in jail for your "smart"ness. (Never fear though, like LGS, I'm sure you'd have many of us fans who would write to you in jail!) I've never understood the logic behind some of the speed traps that are set up. It seems their efforts would be better spent catching real criminals.

Sure happy the OC is ok. That's a BIG scare!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

A clever teeny-tiny traffic cop always chooses quiet roads and yarn-buying speed fiends to challenge . Much pleasanter kind of victim .

riseoutofme said...

Had to leave a comment cos of the word verification .. "fooker"!!!

It says it all.

Cops who pick on unsuspecting, yarn-wielding speedy gonzaleses ... abandoners of bed furniture ... flea-ridden felines who jump in open windows of houses that are NOT their own ...

All of them. Fookers.

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dianne said...

my THIRD attempt to leave a comment as MYSELF and not poor Melissa (which explains the two deleted comments) - sorry about that - Melissa was signed into Blogger and did NOT leave the comments - it was ME ... and they were this:

speed traps are not for our safety, they are FUND RAISERS ... in the future you might not want to wonder aloud - i've finally convinced my (adult) children the only two phrases that should be uttered to a police officer/sheriff are "yes sir/ma'am" and "no sir/ma'am" with utter sincerity and humility ... and NO donut jokes

ganching said...

Just catching up on this - what a drama! Glad that it is all getting sorted out but it must have given you all a quare gunk as we northerners say.

The Lass said...

Waah, this makes me just a teensy bit mad - happens here all the time, btw. The people who are really reckless and just generally drive stupidly seem to never get caught. But I, 2 km/hour over the limit on a back road - yes, I do get stopped. *grr*

Glad to hear the OC went to see a doctor!

Micki said...

Hope your super hero is feeling better...He's quite the guy!
Micki

Kacey said...

Oh,my! OC sounds more stubborn than my "darlin hubby". I would hope that he would call 911 and get out of the car before calling me....or maybe not, since Ford is equiped with Sync and talks to you through the radio. OC is indeed brave, but really, he needed to be checked by a physician after a couble roll over. I have heard that you need to be very careful here in Florida of wild pigs, because if you hit one.... you will probably roll over from their density and low center of gravity. We hit a huge deer on the way down here in the fall and the car looked awful, but it brought us 900 more miles ater the accident. I'm so glad that OC keeps waking up alive.

Isabelle said...

Good grief! Hadn't realised that I hadn't checked your blog for a few days! See what you get up to when I take my eyes off you?

Poor OC and poor you! But how wonderful that he's all in one piece, even if that piece is a bit bruised. Well, relatively wonderful. A mattressless drive would have been wonderfuller.

Weren't you caught for speeding once before...?

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm on your side Molly - sometimes the things police folks do cause me to scratch my head in complete puzzlement! My husband was a policeman for a very shot time and my brother for 30 years so I have a good bit of empathy for them...until they act like all the rest of us and do something really stupid. Like a speed trap on a lonely stretch of road with no traffic. Or giving tickets in a school zone because the flashing light was on but school wasn't in session. (got out of that one!) blessings, marlene

Stomper Girl said...

I've just caught up on your dramas, and am so relieved that the OC is okay. Sounds like some exceptional driving and reflexes. Hope the chiropractoring is fixing him up, I swear by mine! Maybe you should see one too, to help with your lead-foot? The one that goes on your accelerator pedal?

Karen said...

I'm glad that your OC is alive, and visiting the chiropractor. They can do wonders!