Anyway, the big excitement of the morning was a runaway Ford Focus hatchback! OMG! I was parking my car and I noticed the little red hatchback pull up next to me. As I was gathering my things I noticed a blur of red out of the corner of my eye. I thought the guy driving it must be straightening out the car or something. Then I noticed the car was awfully quiet. Then I thought my eyes were just playing tricks on me…because I couldn’t see the driver. Then I realized that the driver of the car was walking away and the car was quite close to hitting him. So then I yelled, “Dude! Your car!” He turned around and then I noticed he was walking with a cane. And I was like OH SHIT! The guy threw his cane down and tried to stop the runaway car, but he’s no Superman, he’s closer to House. So that was totally ineffective. Luckily the car ran into a curb and stopped on its own…narrowly avoiding my car and the dozens of others and the lady who was standing nearby. The guy said he didn’t know how to drive a manual and he’d borrowed the car from a friend. He hopped back in and reparked it. I really hope he set the parking break this time…
Coincidentally, my old Infiniti was struck in an accident very similar to this several years ago. My sorority sister’s Mustang rolled out of her driveway, pushed her roommate’s Jeep, and the two barreled into my poor little car down the street.
And, I still feel a little bit blind. I should probably avoid the computer for the day. But I think that’s impossible.