The New Year has gotten off to a bumpy start. I was scheduled to teach a knitting class today. I was running a little late as I set off for the store. A block from my house is a stop sign. There was a black pick-up truck ahead of me. The driver was going fairly slow but had pulled through the stop sign. I pulled up behind him. Before I knew what was happening, he started backing up. Wham, right into me before I could even honk the horn to warn him.
I managed to back away from him. He got out and came back to see if I was okay. I was but I now have a hole in my front bumper. While we were exchanging information, a state trooper stopped but when he saw what we were doing, he drove on since no one was hurt.
I was late getting to my class but it went well. Fortunately the day improved after class was over. I stopped at Panera Bread Company for lunch. The clerk was so nice; when she learned about the accident, she upgraded my coffee order to a large cup rather than a small for the price of the small.
The man who hit me called and wants me to get a written estimate. He said if it’s not too expensive, he’ll pay me directly rather than make a claim with his insurance company. It doesn’t look all that bad — if you don’t mind a hole in your bumper =- but I know it will probably be about $1,000 to replace the bumper.
I do hope today isn’t indicative of how my year is going to go.