I just got back from Florida! Lovely weather there!
But first, more on the car accident has been requested:
I rolled into the car in front of me on an off-ramp. She took her foot off of the break, so did I. She looked over her shoulder to merge, do did I. I looked forward, hit the break and then hit her. NO BIG DEAL. except, her car was a rental!
We pull over, she gets out of the car and proceeds to step into traffic. I yelled at her (because the traffic was sooo loud) to get out of the street so as not to get hurt. She stepped more into traffic and farther away from me, as if to prove that she would not get hit.
She asked for my information and I told her it would be just a second as I was due to pick up my son and had to tell the person that had my son that I would be delayed. As she is asking me for my info, she is on the phone to the police and procedes to tell them to "hurry up and get an officer out here" because I am being uncooperative. NOTE: my priority was not HER! It was my son.
I wrote all my info down and got out of the car to give it to her. She said that she wanted and had a right to see my drivers license. She was very adiment and rude. I said "no, I'll show the police when they get here since you insisted on calling them. The police are the only people I will be held accountable to at this point." She refused to take my insurance information and made NO MOVE to give me hers. So I got back in the car until the police got there.
She made sure that she spoke to them first, pointing and yelling in my direction. When the officer came to my window, obviously annoyed at being distrurbed from his dinner for a scrape and a scrabble, he asked why I was refusing to exchange information. Hello!! Who was refusing!?!?
The officers were so nice and could see that she was upset at nothing as I stayed calm, (thank you, Rob, for calming me down before they got there!) and that she was acting over the top over such a minor thing.
It still makes me mad that she thought the world revolved around her and her stupid rental car. If I had been the one to get hit, I would have said, "Go home!, I won't rack up your car insurance policy over a 2 inch scratch! I'll just tell the insurance company I don't know who did it, so don't tell me your name!"