June 19, 2009

A good driver is hard to find

italics indicate Reist voice
"'We've had an ACCIDENT!' the children screamed in a frenzy of delight."
-Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Some sound advice: beware Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, Mo., especially between the hours of noon and 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time. You might have an ACCIDENT!

Well, shit. If only I'd known. It was totally his fault though (the guy behind me who pushed me into the car in front of me). Maybe I'll make a diagram later.

Really, though, all this does it pull the City of Springfield even further down a notch. It's been on my "On Notice" list ever since my Bob Barker fiasco.

I have to go back to that godforsaken place tomorrow (in my spiffy new rental Jetta) to get the crap out of my car at the barbed-wire lot on Commercial Drive. Yeah, it's as shady as it sounds ("Floyd's Wrecker Service"— the card the guy gave me had only a number and no address...no surprise why).

Maybe I can find the Springfield Cardinals there after my harrowing experience and they can single-handedly pull the city into my top five (top five cities in the Great State of Missouri, that is...later I'll compile that list, too).

Doubt it, though...they're still the freakin' Cardinals.

So, how was your Friday?

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Blogger SC said...

I'd like to hear Reist's rendition of the sounds of the accident: Boom chuck wing-wow, cumma cumma dingbat! (or something like that)

June 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM 
Blogger Tony said...

As I mentioned by phone, we had just been talking about a similar accident involving Katie getting sandwiched when you called about this.

Then we had a party with the only young folks in town.

June 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

I was just thinking about Reist reading those words with his high-pitched voice when we were reading O'Connor. Good times.

Also: I called and they said they weren't open for me to get my car today. I'm angry.

June 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM 
Blogger Naomi said...

Is the other guy's insurance going to cover your damages? That really sucks. I have to say, though... I'm glad it wasn't the Camry.

June 20, 2009 at 7:23 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Actually....my dad wrecked the Camry about three months ago.

June 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM 
Blogger Naomi said...

May she rest in peace, and may her memory be eternal.

June 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM 
Blogger K. Janke said...

I recently celebrated Vanessa's little brothers birthday at Chuckie Cheese. He and I invested a token in your typical street racing game. My car of choice was a Honda Civic, my current car, and I selected manual transmission to further the realism of the experience.
I hit many things. Other cars, street signs, and curiously indestructable wrought-iron park fences, and spun in a wild and "rumble-pack" enhanced collision.
This is my contribution to the apparent trend in auto-destruction blog posts.

June 21, 2009 at 11:22 PM 
Blogger Tony said...

Rumble Paks are awesome.

June 22, 2009 at 9:45 AM 
Anonymous Econ said...

Just thought I'd point out that this post is #3 in the Google results for the phrase "'We've had an ACCIDENT!' the children screamed in a frenzy of delight."

June 22, 2009 at 9:49 PM 
Blogger Tony said...

I searched and clicked it too. I think it's #2 now.

June 24, 2009 at 8:04 AM 
Blogger luke said...

numero uno

July 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM 

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