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Okay this tote bag contest means a little more than you may think to me, and there is a reason I am stumping so hard for votes.

My car has been stored in a garage, non operational, since shortly after the divorce. Part of the arrangement with Ken was during the separation while waiting on the actual divorce was that since I had not yet found a job, he would continue to make the car payments on it and also take care of the registration. Of course it turns out he did neither of those things. So once the registration was up, I tried to get the forms from him, he claimed he never got them, and I parked the car off street in the garage and started to try and get the appropriate paperwork and such and the car paid off.

Many things happened that prevented this from working out, mainly of which is the car is kind of needed to get a job around here, cause the public transport sucks in the south bay. everything, even the nearest useful transit area is a half hour drive away. (the closest bus to me doesn't even go to the most useful transit hub without like 3 hours worth of transferring) So with one thing and another and other more pressing bills piling up and trying at one point to force the finance company to take the remaining blue book value on the car (which they refused to take and actually got nasty at me for trying to give them money, I still don't understand what that was all about, but at least that part is taken care of now.)

Basically where the car sits now, situationally, is I need to register it and insure it and fix the things that happen to a car when it is sitting in a garage for a few years not being used. (tires, battery , oil change, possibly having the gas tank drained, and hopefully paying someone braver than me to clean the spiders and cobwebs out of it) The prize money from winning this competition is enough to do the things the car needs to be running again, which means I can get a job, take stuff to galleries and art fairs and make some money.

All you would need to do to help me achieve this is vote for my design and share the link as much as possible. Voting ends three days from this writing. I can see who has voted and you all I say thank you, very much so!

To everyone else, PLEASE take the time to vote, it costs you nothing and could make a world of difference to me.

Also I think the design turned out pretty cool and it's worth voting for!
besspeacetime: (Drive Safely)
Cindi and me went to the San Francisco Zoo. It was a lot of fun, and a LOT of walking, but we did really good. we got to see the baby gorilla and two baby giraffes.


....and then....


so we are driving home, we get off the freeway and call tony to see if he wants to meet us for dinner, he says yah, we pick a place and start heading over there.

Now we got off the freeway at 280/Lawrence/steven's creek exit. And tony is wanting Carl's Jr. so we are going to the carl's on saratoga and payne, so we start working our way over there.


when we are stopped on Saratoga, at the light at Kiely, Cindi realizes we need to be one lane over because in about a block and a half she will get forced back onto the freeway from this lane.


Now We ARE STOPPED (as in the light is red and no one is moving) when she realized this and put on her turn signal and starts checking to the right side of us to move over.

We are also about 4 or 5 cars back from the intersection, The Light turns green, the cars in front of us move, and cindi is hanging back waiting for the cars to the right of us to move so she can safely get over.

We are still stopped... as in we haven't gone forward, the brake lights are on, and the right hand turn signal is going

(I know she was signaling because I had been teasing her about a left turn signal not turning off earlier because she couldn't hear the clicks and Was about to say "You really can't hear that?" when we got hit.)

She sees that the last of the cars to right is coming up... so she is paying attention, (As she should have been) to getting over without annoying/hitting anyone. If you have ever driven with cindi you know she is a very cautious and almost annoyingly considerate driver... she truly believes everyone else is an idiot and the safest thing to do is just stay away from them all. She is the Poster child for defensive driving.


So we are more or less about to change lanes when clear, It's been maybe 10 seconds since the light has turned green and the cars in front of us went, when SMASH... and SUV slams into us. (I had been resting my arm on the window, and the pop up door latch (which sits a proud of the door when locked) slammed into my elbow, which hurt like a mo fo last night but feels only a little sore now, funny bone indeed.)


cindi and the driver agree where to pull over. and we do so... I send a text to tony telling him we've been hit, he calls finds out where we are and rushes over.


So they exchange information, and of course moron murano driver doesn't want us to call the cops, and the insurance company does. and when I've taken pictures of all the damage including the front and back plates of the whore's car,

She then asks cindi , why cindi "suddenly slammed on her brakes when there was plenty of room in front of her"

so already the idiot has soothed her conscience by making up a lie so she isn't to blame.

To which we say "We hadn't moved.. there was no slamming of brakes on our end, that squealing tire sound you heard was your car. You rear ended us, therefore you are at fault."

she says "My boyfriend is a cop (she may have said husband I believe she referred to him as both, either that or her Husband has a different job than her boyfriend) and I know that's not true."

So I said "You want us to call the cops? I'll call them right now. I can tell you have already edited the incident in your mind so you can pretend you aren't at fault, so we are now done talking to you, have fun driving after your insurance company drops you." so she hightails it back to her car. and she sits there for like ten minutes.

so I see tony at the intersection, and wave to him, there's also a cop car that has gone thru the intersection like twice, so whore thinks (I think) that I am flagging down the cops and she leaves.

So cindi is on the phone to the insurance company, tony calls the cops, and they say there's not sending out a car, cause the other driver left, exchanged info, and we have the license number so if we need a report for the insurance we'll have to come to the substation and file a report.

The insurance company (Cindi's) is triple A so I know from experience that they are gonna take good care of it for her. The whore's insurance is an infamous "Last chance for bad drivers cheap filing" company, you know one of those ones that will insure any one for a low down payment and exorbitant monthly fees, so I am guessing this is not the whores' first at fault incident. But Luckily AAA is really good at dealing with bad driver's insurance companies.


During the whores little editing session she mentioned she saw the green light and us not going (She said "You had plenty of room and the light was green" so it sounded like she hit us on purpose almost, for not going fast enough to suit her.) She also didn't seem to realize that there are physics involved in a crash and the damage to Cindi's car clearly shows that we hadn't slammed on anything, and that she'd plowed into us while we were already stopped, and that she was going a fair clip when she did (Meaning she'd had plenty of time to stop, and simply hadn't)


and before you get on me for calling her a whore, she was wearing cut off to her snatch shorts, had fake boobs, fake teeth, a stripper name and couldn't remember if she was married or not and wouldn't wait for the cops to get there, and high tailed it out of the lot when she thought they were coming. Whore.

Plus she made cindi cry, and I don't put up with that... ever! Cindi should always be pink and happy and I will punch anyone who upsets her in the nose!


and the horrible thing is, is cindi was so upset I think the whole zoo trip was retroactively ruined for her. and the zoo should always be happy for cindi!


So the car will be fixed (they will probably have to replace the bumper and possibly the trunk). hopefully the whore will lose her ability to get insurance, which won't necessarily stop her from driving, but at least the next time she plows into someone she'll get arrested, and we are both more or less unharmed.

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