Thursday, May 19, 2005

Another Very Close Call

Yesterday I went to the bank to cash a check. I heard a car speed up towards me as I was walking towards the building from the parking lot. As a reflex action I look to my left and I saw this redneck woman in a Kia steering towards me. In sort of skip I jump out of the way just in time. I even felt the side-view mirror of the car touch me as it sped by. I gain my balance and look towards the car to see if she was completely blind or did it on purpose. She just sped away and didn't even give that apologetic look back. If I didn't know any better, I think she aimed to kill me. I can't believe it, that was the first deliberate attempt on my life!

That wasn't the first time anyone had almost ran me over with their car. The last time I almost got run over was a couple of months ago on my college campus. Before I tell this tale let me tell you that the whole campus is a 15-25mph zone. In a crowded and high traffic pedestrian crossing, this kid in a white car doing at least 50mph almost ran me over. I literally had to jump out of the way like Max Payne. There were at least 10 witnesses to this incident. After I had landed on the sidewalk two people came up and asked me if I was alright. One of them said he saw the whole thing and said that guy was going way above the speed limit and should have stopped like everyone else. I asked around if anyone knew that guy? But, no one didn't seem to know. Then I went to the campus police and reported it, but it was of no use because they needed at least a license plate of the vehicle or whether I knew who the driver was.

People say in a near death experience your whole life flashes before your eyes. But, I saw nothing except a speeding car and then my reflex action kick in to get out of it's way.


  1. i remember that i used to reenact scenes from max payne....i loved that gave

  2. it's the south dude. anyone gets a drivers license. alabama drivers are scarier than mississippi drivers!
    glad you made it out alive tho.