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“If this were beer, I’d be an alcoholic”

NY Times article on blogging addiction [via The Blog Herald].

So what am I doing posting at 5 in the morning, hmm? Thanking God that M has finally arrived safely home. He was due home around midnight after a night out with the lads but instead drove into an accident site. The poor man driving the car looked to be in a very bad way. What remained of the car he was driving lay scattered over both sides of the dual carriageway and punctured the diesel tank of our car, which looks as if it’s a write-off. But he’s home safe. And so to bed.

6 Responses to ““If this were beer, I’d be an alcoholic””

  1. Kirsi
    May 28th, 2004 08:21
    1

    That sounds bad! Glad to hear he is home safely!

  2. lyle
    May 28th, 2004 10:10
    2

    Glad that he’s OK – doesn’t sound like fun at all.

    As for 5am – Well, welcome to my world… :¬)

  3. Daisy
    May 28th, 2004 10:54
    3

    Thanks guys. We’ve been talking more about it since and it seems that a car was stopped just behind the crash (they phoned the ambulance) but then drove off before the police arrived (possibly a dodgy minicab). The debris was just over the crest of a hill so M used a flashlight to warn oncoming (speeding) traffic of the danger. Once a copper…
    Meanwhile a group of drunken passers-by stopped to gawk and generally make themselves a nuisance. While a man lay dying. M has been at hundreds of road accidents but this was one of the worst he’s seen. That poor man’s family.

    As for our car, seems that the radiator, sump, carburettor and diesel tank are all damaged beyond repair but the insurance company currently won’t authorise a hire car because “the other party hasn’t admitted liability”. Eh? Living miles from train stations, shops, etc. and a one-bus-a-day service means that we’re a bit stranded until we go ahead and hire a car ourselves or get news from the insurance company. But at the risk of sounding Pollyanna-ish about it, we’re safe and well, sod the car.

  4. croila
    May 28th, 2004 13:35
    4

    Oh heavens, that’s dreadful. Hope M isn’t in line for anything nasty like post-traumatic-stress? Poor guy, and poor you too :-(

    There’s nothing like a bad accident to make you see things differently, is there? And don’t apologise for the Pollyanna-ness; it’s the best way to be when bad stuff happens, I think.

    Best regards, hope all is now well,
    Croila

  5. anan
    May 28th, 2004 23:00
    5

    There’s no such thing as an ex-cop! And one thing you can say about ’em… they sure know how to deal with an emergency. It sounds like your husband kept his head on, good-o… i’ll bet it was a long bit of time till he came home, tho…
    My sorrows for the dead man and his family… i’m sure he never set off from home that day knowing where he would end up… could happen to any of us, i suppose…

  6. anan
    May 28th, 2004 23:02
    6

    There’s no such thing as an ex-cop! And one thing you can say about ’em… they sure know how to deal with an emergency. It sounds like your husband kept his head on, good-o… i’ll bet it was a long bit of time till he came home, tho…
    My sorrows for the dead man and his family… i’m sure he never set off from home that day knowing where he would end up… could happen to any of us, i suppose…

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