I had to come back from my blogging break to write this post.
Day – 6th Nov 2009
Time 2:45 pm
I and my friend-colleague had left early for home as the next day was a holiday and there wasn’t much to do in department. The guard always keeps the road barrier open from afternoon till college hours end.
I thought – “The barrier must be open. Even if it is not, the guard must have seen me coming and opened the barrier.”
I didn’t stop to look in front of me. Instead I looked down to keep my bag alright on my scooty’s leg space. By the time I looked up, I saw the yellow and black barrier right in front of my eyes. I applied brake but it was too late. The barrier rod hit me in the throat and I lost control and fell down with a cry.
Two guards and my friend rushed towards me. I got up quickly and checked my voice first by speaking. The guard was apologetic and said – “I was talking to this other guard and didn’t see Madam come. Madam also didn’t use the horn”. He also added “Madam, please show the doctor”.
I was able to drive back home. After reaching home, sister told me I was lucky that my speed was less. If speed was more, impact could have caused my larynx to be crushed leading to asphyxiation.
As of now, I have a bruised upper arm which is turning black and blue, sore and painful throat muscles and an abrasion on elbow.
Sigh!! That was the stupidest accident and action of my life ever! There were some students who witnessed their madam drive her scooty right into the closed barrier. Oh the horror of the story spreading like wildfire among students and faculties!! I am going to be the laughing stock of everyone on Monday!!
Just in my earlier post I had found out that I am just 18.91% DUMB in the tag How Dumb Are You? Of course one has to ask the right questions to get the right answers! There was not a single question which asked – Do you stumble on things on a daily basis? or Did you use to get your knees scratched every time you went out to play? or Do you bump into everything “bumpable” around you? Because those questions would have got a YES from me. But then…..
“Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.”~Solomon
This is the culprit and my accident site. A bit old snap so the guard box is not there.
Comments asking what were you thinking, where were you looking etc and similar jibes at me will be deleted!!
P.S. The cartoon is my first attempt at making one with the help of toondoo.com. Ok now I go again on my blogging break. *Exit*