Fender-Benders and Hoopties

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Cops and Bs carSince this is Silly Saturday again...   >=)

Last night my daughter got rear-ended on I-4, somewhere between Kissimmee and Orlando, while coming home from college for the weekend. She's fine! (Praise the Lord... must be all those angels I pray to surround her car.) Anyway, as she kept calling and my husband and I were walking her through the process of an accident, we began to pick on her a bit. (I know. You can never imagine me doing anything like that, right?) 

As she was waiting, she expressed her concerns about her laptop which was in the trunk, and she couldn't open trunk. I told her to ask the police officers if they had a way to open her trunk, and we could just use bungee cord on it later... and she could have a Hooptie!  >=)   (Child was not amused.)Hey! She didn't tell us the cop was kinda hot!

She continued to get off the phone, then call us back several times. Each time she called, she had a different concern. She mentioned that when they had all moved from the side of the interstate, to a gas station parking lot, (which made me feel better... Thank you, Orlando police officers!) ...the car was making a weird, scraping sound. I told her a fender was probably scraping a tire. (Officers helped with that) =)

Next call... Daughter (Brittany) is now concerned that "fender" will fall off while driving home. So hubby and I are trying to differentiate drama from real concerns, and asked her what the officers said. She said they told her she "should be able to make it to Daytona if she drove slowly".  o.O   (What the heck does that mean!?) Through many questions *SIGH!* we determine fender is fine. However, allow me to share the general feel of these conversations...

Me... "If the fender is really loose, and you can easily remove it, just throw it in the back seat."  B...    (wait for it...)     "But then I won't have a license plate!!!!"     >.<      Me..."Brittany, that's your bumper!"  B... "Oh. well what's a fender?"  Me... "It's on the side by the tire."  B... "Oh......      well shat should I do?"

(Now the fun starts...)   Hubby...  "Is it dragging on the ground?"   B... "NO!"   Me... "I'm heading for Wal-Mart right now. Don't worry. We'll get plenty of bungees for your new hooptie"  >=)  

Now hubby has more questions  (God, help us. I know that look on his face.)  Mark... "What kind of car is that lady driving?"     >=)     B... "A stinking Honda, 2009!!"     Mark... "Hmm. Not bad."    B... "She doesn't have a stinking scatch on that thing and I can't even open my trunk!" (he he he)  Mark... "Well, come home and just don't text like that lady was doing when she hit you!" (No. We have no idea if lady was texting. But score points for hubby for tossing that one out there!)   Mark... "And I'll go get you a neck collar and some crutches for you to wear for the next 6 months." ...(No, we really couldn't resist... And again, child was not amused.)

OK. Long story short... Brittany made it home safely, but car is in worse shape than we thought. Cop actually mentioned the word "totaled". CRAP!!!    Oh, and it DID end up with a bungee cord on the trunk! (That happened when she headed straight for her friend's party before coming home!) 

So, just for Brittany; because I'm a very caring and considerate mother, who wants her child to feel better about her hooptie car issues... B! This is for you! (Make sure you listen to these words!! ROFL!)


Yeah baby! B got a hooptie! >=)




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Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

LOL! Thank you for sharing and making me laugh! Thank goodness my baby girl is only 4 and I have many, many years before I have to worry about her driving. ;)

Jul 24, 2010 06:28 AM #1
Richard Ruggaber
Metro Life Homes - Los Angeles, CA
California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035

LOL I read your post, I am glad your daughter is fine, but it sounds like you have a great sense of humour.  Wishing you a great weekend.

Jul 24, 2010 06:51 AM #2
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

So glad to hear no one was hurt. No bungies needed there Lisa, it's ready for the duct tape treatment. It'll cut down on the wind noise.

Jul 24, 2010 07:00 AM #3
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Lisa - I'm glad she is alright. LOL very funny post, but totaled I hope not. 

Jul 24, 2010 09:07 AM #4
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


I am thinking that you need to be more in touch for your daughters feelings and concerns about her hooptie.  :-))

Jul 24, 2010 12:27 PM #5
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Bummer about the car......it doesn't look like a total!  I'm glad Brittany wasn't hurt. :o)

Jul 24, 2010 12:47 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Lisa- glad she's ok. What an experience for her and for you too. You two have a great sense of humor!!!
Jul 24, 2010 02:20 PM #7
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

The most important thing is that she is OK.

Thae car can be fixed.

Have a great day Lisa!

Jul 24, 2010 10:19 PM #8
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Well... B did end up having to go to the doctor yesterday. Whiplash finally set in. BUT, X-rays look good. Just strained muscles. Now she's sleeping like a baby on half of one muscle relaxer. I had to convince her to do that. Glad she took my advice! =)

Jul 25, 2010 03:59 PM #9
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