NewFNP is either the luckiest or the unluckiest mamacita to ever roam the streets of her urban metropolis in a sweet Toyota Prius.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
NewFNP would be hard-pressed, on any given day, to call herself an optimist. This is especially so when she is frigging swamped with patients and when her MA is doing a dump of a job instead of her usual pretty awesome job.
But then newFNP has a night like tonight and she realizes that she is, in fact, a glass is half full kind of gal indeed. But she isn't some fucking Pollyanna goody-two-shoes softie so put away your hankies.
NewFNP had finished a muy rico Cuban dinner with friends and left the festivities a little early to head home in order to be well-rested for her 8AM dental appointment. In order to get from her friend's house to hers, newFNP has to drive through a not so savory area. But seriously, who gives a fuck?!? She wasn't planning on stopping and she works in a ghetto way crappier than this area.
Well, all of her plans of an uneventful drive home were shot to hell when some a-hole ran a red light, hit her sweet hybrid and sent newFNP literally spinning through the fucking intersection. Although there were many, many other cars in the intersection, she was not hit by a single one during her tilt-a-whirl intersection adventure.
She was hit on the driver's side, but is not at all hurt.
The driver kept going. Asshole. Seriously. 100% certified asshole.
As this occurred in a super-crappy area, one of the witnesses waited with newFNP until the police arrived. Really cool, right? Big shout out to A.T. in the Google t-shirt for her total decentness and humanity.
Well, what is not cool is when you're in a super big accident and you're in a shitty neighborhood waiting for the cops and some dickhead teenage gangsters start throwing fruit at you.
What. The. Fuck? NewFNP kind of wanted to go vigilante on them, but what is she going to do? Hit them over the head with her fancy university coffee mug?
NewFNP made it home safely after having filed a police report with some super cool lady officers. They took the hit and run's bumper - sans license plate - and hubcap for evidence. Does the manufacturer put a VIN on a hubcap? No, right? Oh, that would be some sweet justice.
This is the second time that newFNP has been involved in a major hit & run in a crappy area of town. The first time, her car was in the shop for three months. It was a $14,000 repair. NewFNP was peppered with flying glass yet walked away unscathed, if not a little shaken.
Today, she did a wide-arced 180 in a busy intersection and is not even sore.
NewFNP is lucky. And it's nice to realize that she is, in fact, an optimist after all.
That tune might change, however, when she writes yet another $500 deductible check to the repair shop. Crate and Barrel Petrie chair, you'll just have to wait.