Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Getting my gigundo not-so-minivan out of my parking space and down my driveway requires reversing back towards my neighbor's fence and doing a K-turn.

I'm terrible at judging distance when reversing. Terrible! So you'd think that I would know NOT to answer my phone while reversing towards the fence.

Mmm, not so much. So I'm reversing... the phone rings... I look down to answer it... forget I'm reversing... and @#$^&%&$%!!! Back right into the neighbor's fence.

I was going slow enough that I didn't knock it down, but I did crack a post. I'd like to tell you I was cool as a cucumber and handled my stupidity well. But, I can't lie to you. I didn't handle it well. I panicked and then I cried.

Having to ring the neighbors bell and confess was really hard to do. But, my neighbors happen to be pretty relaxed people and weren't mad. In fact, they found the humor in the situation.

When I came home from work the next day, this is what I found. Mini orange cones protecting the fence. Ha!

Totally hilarious and completely deserved! I've learned my lesson, I promise!


Snap said...

A sense of humor goes a long way!!!!

Caroline said...

You're so lucky to have such friendly neighbors! Glad it wasn't a serious hit!

Kristina P. said...

I think we've all done this! I broke off my side mirror on a trash can once.

Kaye said...

Yeah I've done this too and HAVEN'T been answering a cell phone, just my own idiocy! LOL!