Monday, June 26, 2006

"Bad things happen in threes"

When someone she knows dies, is diagnosed with a serious illness, or something else bad happens, Joe’s mother Evelyn says that "bad things always happen in threes". I’m beginning to think there might be something to that.

1. On Sun morning when we picked up Evelyn, she told us that around 4am the police knocked on her door to inform them that a teenager had fallen asleep at the wheel and plowed into Joe’s brother Frank’s car, which was parked in front of Evelyn’s house. By the time we’d learned of this, the car had been towed away. Frank thinks the car will be declared a total loss, despite it being a brand new 2006 Maxima.

2. This morning on her way to work, our friend Wendy suddenly saw a tire hurling toward her car! She swerved to avoid having the tire smash threw her windshield. The car fishtailed a few times and slammed into the jersey wall. Fortunately Wendy’s injuries were minor, but she’s not so sure about those sustained by her 2005 Prius. Joe picked her up from the hospital and drove her home.
3. While talking to my aunt Mary on the phone today, she related an incident that took place on Sat. Her nephew (my cousin) Lenny was sideswiped on a narrow residential street in Georgetown by a Dominos pizza delivery driver who did not stop. Lenny followed the driver around the corner where the driver stopped to make his pizza delivery. Lenny explained that the driver had sideswiped him but the driver denied it. Lenny showed him the paint scratches on his mirror and the driver began to blame Lenny for “parking in the street” and forcing him to squeeze by. The driver left the scene so Lenny called the police and gave them the driver’s tag number. They said they would not come to the scene. Lenny then called Dominos and registered a complaint against the driver.


Drag Queen name of the day: Virginia Hamm

1 comment:

Bugsy (aka Joe) said...

Wow! Sorry to hear about all the car accidents with family and friends. Glad it wasn't you guys.