Thank goodness for honesty

Real Estate Agent with Dominion Fine Properties SA582226000

I am so proud to be writing this blog - there is hope for humans everywhere.  


Yesterday, while driving home from appointments, my car was idling at a stop light when the (*^@* idiot in front of me decided he didn’t want to be in our lane and to move over to the “faster” lane.  He put his car in reverse, stomped down REALLY hard on his gas pedal and promptly smashed into the front end of my car.  BOOM!!!!  This was despite my BLARING my car horn as soon as I saw the back up lights come on.


My first thought - what an idiot!!!!!   Second, what if he LIES and tells the insurance company I ran into him while he was waiting at the light.  




After calling my husband and screaming at him about this idiot, I next called 911 and then called my insurance agent.  This idiot came up to my window and suggested we drive around the corner into the nearby gas station.  I grabbed my cell phone again, took a photo of his out of state license plate and then followed him to the station.


He took out a pen and paper, handed me his insurance card, and confessed he was totally at fault.  Then, as the policeman drove up, he walked up, told the policeman he was totally at fault.  What?  An honest person?


This AM, when I called into the insurance claims department, this “idiot” had already called in the claim, told them my name and information and alerted them that I would be calling.  He did tell them exactly what happened and that he was totally at fault.  


Bottom line - honesty is truly the best policy.  No one was hurt, my car has already been towed to the body shop, and I’m driving a perky little rental car.  

Most important, I’m convinced there is hope for the human race because this gentleman had the decency to be HONEST.




Be well, stay cool in this Arizona heat!!!

Posted by

Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC



 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate



Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.


A portion of all sales is donated to the various animal rescue and humane societies.


AZ license SA582226000





Comments (23)

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You are very lucky to have had that guy hit you!  Sorry but had to say it.  Good for you - honesty still exists!  Hope you are okay Juli!

Jun 23, 2015 03:45 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Juli glad you are OK and sorry for the drama....hope they can fix your car and not total it.....on a side note it is nice that the  F'n idiot was honest....Endre

Jun 23, 2015 03:54 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Juli, you've elevated my confidence that people aspire to do the right thing!

Jun 23, 2015 04:32 PM
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Wow, what a great story Juli Vosmik! I'm so sorry for your accident but definitely encouraged by how it turned out.

Jun 23, 2015 05:43 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Juli Vosmik,

Thanks for your story and so glad this driver told the have given me hope there are people out there that do the right thing!

Jun 23, 2015 06:02 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

So sorry this happened to you, but also so nice to read about a truly honest person.....I know they are out there, just few and far between.

Jun 23, 2015 10:28 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Funny how we are so surprised when people do behave in an honest fashion Juli. Glad to here that you are okay!

Jun 23, 2015 10:36 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Juli, first of all, I am relieved that neither of you are injured! 

Isn't honesty a GREAT thing as our percention  can change from someone being an idiot  to a gentleman  because the individual was honest and told the truth? 


Jun 23, 2015 11:33 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Juli, Glad everyone is okay and the other driver stepped up to the plate....unlike that (*$(&()*&(#*&(*@!!!! trucking company that sideswiped me last year.  I firmly believe thier official company policy was lie and deny unless someone had witnesses against them.  Bill

Jun 24, 2015 04:45 AM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

There are good people. Unfortunately it is human nature to expect the worse and then something like this happens to renew our faith. Great lesson.

Jun 24, 2015 05:34 AM
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Juli Vosmik 

It is great to meet honest people even if it is an accident. Have a great week. 

Jun 24, 2015 08:38 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There really are some honest people out there. I'm glad this story had a happy least as happy as it could be considering now you have to have your car fixed. I"m glad you are OK, too. 

Jun 24, 2015 08:45 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Wow, thank you all for your comments.  Yes, we were both okay to those asking.  And, yes, interesting that we don't tend to EXPECT honesty.  Actually, that's really sad to have to even say it, but, unfortunately, I think we all have experienced other incidences to put the negatives in our mind.  

Jun 24, 2015 09:44 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Don't you just hate it when you build up all that anger and then someone jsut does the right thing and you've created all that anger for nothing

Jun 24, 2015 01:09 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

LOL, Ed - EXACTLY my thoughts!!!

Jun 24, 2015 02:56 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

It's wonderful when people take responsibility for themselves! Glad no one was hurt. What kind of rental car do you have? I'm imaging a little Kia Soul, since you said "perky".

Jun 25, 2015 04:22 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Lovely story.  Took the hot air right out of your temper, huh!  I hope you weren't driving the car you showed us when we came up for that barbecue....

Jul 17, 2015 06:16 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Juli, Chalk one up for the good guys.  Good people do stupid things.  Sometimes we just don't think. Owning up to what we do is the best policy.  I hope your car will be restored soon. Glad to know you were not injured.

Aug 24, 2015 11:39 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Juli, Glad to hear you did not have to deal with more problems besides the accident.  It is a breath of fresh air when we meet people who are honest and forthcoming and helpful!

All the best.

Sep 03, 2015 07:25 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

A little late to this party, but glad to hear it had a happy ending. It could have been so much worse!  Hope to see you back in the rain soon.

Feb 06, 2016 08:25 AM