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Accident-prone, that's me

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I damaged my bike in a collision with a yellow moped last Wednesday. It was my fault; I thought I could cross in front of it and get out of its way with seconds to spare. I was wrong.

My career counsellor, who witnessed the accident (we'd just finished a session), says it's due in large part to my failure to live in the moment -- I'm so preoccupied by my current jobless state that my mind keeps worrying away at it 24/7, with the result that I pay little or no attention to what's going on around me. She may very well be right.

Luckily, I'm okay, apart from a few cuts and bruises. And my bike should be good as new by the end of the week, too.

As for the moped and its owner, other than a few scratches, they were fine; and we decided not to bother with insurance forms. Instead, we exchanged phone numbers, and I called him the following day to find out how he was and what the damage to his moped came to, but he didn't pick up and even though I left a message, he hasn't rung back yet. Let's hope it means he's not interested in pursuing this, as the cost of repairs to my bike are already steep enough on their own.

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enigmaticblues
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay! And here's hoping all the repairs get sorted.
gamiila
Aug. 22nd, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
I'll be getting my bike back on Friday. I was tempted to buy a new one, but in the end opted to just have mine fixed.
suze2000
Aug. 18th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
At least you were not badly injured - you've been through enough this year, I think!
gamiila
Aug. 22nd, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
I promise to take better care of myself from now on!
desdemonaspace
Aug. 18th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so glad you're all right! That could have been a lot worse... of course, the damaged bike isn't fun. Is your face healing properly from the earlier tumble? I haven't seen a recent pic of you, I think.
gamiila
Aug. 22nd, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
My face has healed completely, thanks for asking. I now sport a little scar on my upper lip, but to my surprise people only notice it when I point it out to them, after which they invariably tell me that it's hardly visible and that it doesn't detract from my beauty (such as it is) in the slightest. This then leaves me a) relieved and b) miffed -- as what's the point of having a scar if it doesn't lend you a certain air of mystery and adventure?

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