Vent... - Baby Steps in High Heels

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Well, I had a super mean (I’m talking, reeeaaallllly mean) post in mind, but Shell over at Things I Can’t Say kind of talked me down with her post this morning. That said, I still have to vent a little.

On Tuesday, I was driving and watched a car in my rear view mirror driving pretty recklessly. The driver was weaving in and out of traffic for miles. She undercut me to change lanes. She completely cut me off a time or two. I could see her looking down into her lap a lot. I don’t know if she was eating, reading, texting, napping, or what. But she frustrated me for MILES.

Finally, I took my exit and was relieved to be rid of her. No such luck. She exited right behind me. Then … then … she drove her car right into the back of mine. Yup. You heard me. She hit me.

I can’t begin to tell you all the thoughts that ran through my mind. THANK GOD BABY WAS NOT WITH ME! But, that didn’t stop my mind from racing. What if she had been? All I could see was her tiny little body and an ambulance.

These thoughts only fueled my anger, and I let that lady have it! For those of you who know me personally, this probably doesn’t surprise you. I’m pretty good at saying what’s on my mind. But, I really let her have it. The thing is, I had to be angry or I would have been a sobbing mess … thinking about what could have happened to Baby if she had been in the car … those thoughts and images totally consumed me. I had hold onto that anger in order to maintain any composure.

Icing on the cake? This lady is freakin’ uninsured. Here’s a thought, lady, if you don’t have insurance (which is, by the way, REQUIRED BY LAW in the State of Texas), maybe … just maybe, you should use a little more caution while driving.


  1. She got ticketed right???? She is going to court to loose her license right????

    I would of been letting her have it too. No reason for her to be driving recklessly and to not be insured.

    I know those top two things don't help you out...but at least there would be some minor satisfaction knowing she last her license for being a dumb idiot.

  2. The people who are uninsured tend to drive a little more on the reckless side....after all, they are invincible, right? I'm just glad she didn't haul ass out of there after hitting you.

  3. Glad you weren't hurt though and your baby wasn't with you. Probably didn't have a drivers license either.

  4. Oh Jenn, I am so glad you are ok. This is why I hate driving, people are so crazy! I hardly ever go to Houston especially if its with the kids. I get so nervous becuase everyone seems so careless. I don't know what I would do if someone hit me especially if the kids were with me. I am so thankful that you weren't hurt and your baby was not in the car.

  5. Oh girl, I'm SO sorry to hear this! But I'm glad you're OK and that "Baby" was not in the car with you. I would be PISSED about the insurance thing -- beyond pissed, actually. Ooh... just thinking about it makes me think about what I would have said to the lady (probably something like, "You stupid, f*****g b***h! WTF is your problem!?!" Oooh yeah, I would have been MAD!! And if my child would have been in the car, I'm a little worried I would have turned physically violent on the woman. URGH!! Again, so sorry!

    I got in a car wreck when I was pregnant, and it took a while to sort out the whole insurance thing. The guy who hit me was driving someone else's car, and had changed insurance companies... it took several phone calls (including a call to the state board, since the guy who hit me was a lawyer) before things finally started getting settled. Lucky for me, the baby and I were both fine, and I did not have to pay for anything.

    I hope the lady that hits you has to go to jail.

  6. OH wow! I don't blame you for going off!

  7. Oh, I so would have gone off! That's crazy!

    And, I didn't mean that we couldn't use our blogs to vent away. Just not to attack each other. But, we definitely need to vent! :)