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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Accident Evasion

A co-worker was in an accident recently. It was a very minor fender bender, which is uninteresting in itself. What's fascinating is the guilty driver's strategy for avoiding fault. We'll refer to her as Crazy Lady.

Tactic 1 - Claim Innocents: Crazy Lady immediately exited her vehicle and began screaming about the maniac driving being displayed before her. This was quickly proven to be idiotic since my co-worker was at a dead stop when hit.

Tactic 2 - Guilt Trip: Realization had sunk in that this was her fault. Crazy Lady begins to yell that she doesn't have time to talk to the police. Her children are in the van, and they are sick. If she doesn't leave now, they will die! Her pleas falling on skeptical ears, Crazy Lady then started to scream, "You're killing my babies!!"

Tactic 3 - Things were rapidly getting out of hand. My co-worker had ceased to communicate with Crazy Lady, preferring to wait for the police. She had pulled her paperwork out of the car in preparation. Crazy Lady, in desperation, snatches the proof of insurance from my co-workers hands. She then proceeds to crumple it up and throw it into a near by bush. Crazy Lady then proclaims that without insurance you can't file a police report.

A stunningly good showing for Crazy Lady, but alas the police were not amused. In the end, Crazy Lady was ruled at fault, her children did not die, and the proof of insurance was retrieved from the bush. I can only wonder if these tactics have ever been successful for her in the past.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Yawn* One of the tamer stories I've encountered ;o)

8/16/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger mattjustmull said...

LOL, not all of us listen to accident excuse stories for a living.

8/17/2007 6:33 AM  

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