Friday, June 12, 2009

A Short One

Last month as I was sitting in my car outside of the dollar store, I witnessed an accident. One car backed into another. The driver at fault was an older woman. The other driver was a woman in her twenties.

I cringed as I watched them get out of their cars: Cat fight a-comin'. They looked at each other, examined the minimal damage, and then spoke for a few more moments. My window was down and I could hear their conversation.

"Are you OK? "

"Are you? Is your car hurt?"

"Is yours? I am so sorry, dear."

"It's fine. I'm just glad everyone's OK. Are you OK to drive?"

"Oh yes, I'm fine. Thank you, dear."

Then instead of exchanging insurance information, they hugged, got in their cars, and drove away.


Kristina P. said...

Wow, it's so nice to see this happen!

Wendy said...

Love it!

The Crash Test Dummy said...


Hey, Wendy already said that. But I LOVE IT MORE!


Missed you!!!

Jo said...

You made me teary eyed. I love knowing people can be kind. What an awesome thing to have witnessed. I am going to tuck that little memory away for a rainy day, when I have lost all faith that people can be nice.

Kristina P. said...

Where did you disappear to?