Mother Goose Crashes!

Accidents happen, don’t they? The whole point of accidents is that nobody plans on having one. We usually plan on having a baby, but there’s the phrase again sometimes — accidents happen. We usually plan to get to the bathroom on time, but as Mother Goose is learning in her advanced years, accidents happen. We usually plan to get home from a nice dinner out without any problems, but then — accidents happen.

Mother Goose is fine, dear gentle reader. Not to worry — just a few bumps and bruises on Mother Goose and three of her young tater tots, but we are all mostly fine. It was a dark and dreary night, with rain and heavy traffic. Mother Goose could have been more careful and should have been paying closer attention, of course. I never planned to go plowing into the back of the 2002 Nissan XTerra, of course. But accidents happen.

“I want to be remembered for the work that I’ve done, rather than the car accidents that I’ve gotten into, the men that I’ve not dated – or the man that I have.” Lindsay Lohan

Though I was not given the media attention of Lindsay Lohan in this car accident, I WAS given a traffic ticket from the nicest Chicago cops I ever met. They were thoughtful, efficient in their work and wisely informed us not to use the “chaser” towing service that immediately and miraculously showed up at the scene of the incident. Apparently these scam artists par excellence’ listen to their police scanners and like vultures on the side of the road come swooping in to take advantage of accident victims. They pretend to be our friends, they say they will bill our insurance company directly, they say that they’ll tow our car to the auto repair service of our choice. But BEWARE — they will hook up the damaged car and tow it away to be stored for an indeterminate length of time and turn around to charge the naive victim anywhere from $1,500 to $1,800 to retrieve their car.

So we chased away the “chaser”, called our own towing service, and thanked the friendly officers for saving us big bucks.

Mother Goose also thanked them for issuing her a lovely yellow citation which includes a summons to face the judge next month. Poor Mother Goose in court. Stay tuned for THAT story….

In the meantime, be careful. And bee blessed.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 14:50:39

    Oh, Mother Goose, I’m so sorry about your accident. How wonderful to have NICE police officers who warned you about the shady towing service.
    Glad you and yours weren’t hurt. We’ll wish for the best for you in court… YIKES.


  2. Bunn
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 18:04:47

    I’m so glad everybody’s basically fine! So scary!


  3. eof737
    Oct 28, 2011 @ 22:45:51

    Oh dear, dear, dear. Hope you are doing better! Sorry to read about that one and I hope not much comes from the citation. Thank God too!


  4. Natalie
    Oct 29, 2011 @ 08:19:14

    Eliz, thanks, just a little sore. We are truly blessed that no one was seriously injured. Angels and love all around us. 🙂


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