Apparently it’s all my fault. Recently I was in a car accident. I got broadsided.
Fortunately I was unhurt, at least physically. I have been hurt in other ways. What ways you ask? To start with, I’m being held completely responsible for the accident because I was pulling out of a parking lot. Did the other car pull out of a line of traffic to race ahead? Yes. Was the other driver texting? Probably for her eyes were not on the road. Did the other driver touch her brakes? No, she continued to accelerate, further evidence that she was not paying attention to the road. However, this is all meaningless. I am being held completely responsible responsible.
What does this mean for me? Well my car is gone and I cannot afford to replace it. The insurance company gave me $4800 for the car, but now they want $4400 per year for insurance. 45+ years of a clean driving record means nothing. The fact that, during those years I have spent well over $100,000 on car insurance means nothing. The simple fact now is I live in a rural area and can no longer afford to own a car.
Thanks a lot, insurance company. I hope the payouts from hurricane Sandy drive you into bankruptcy.
Okay, I’ll stop whining now. On with the good stuff. Time for the ROW80 check-in.
1. Write 5000 words per week until first draft of WIP is complete.
So far I have about two thousand words written. I should be able to make it.
2. Accept more requests for interviews. (Currently I only do about one in five. Bad me! I’m told I need to open up and get over my shyness.)
I did actually agree to an interview at some future date.
3. Read and comment on at least one blog per day.
This one was easy and a pleasure to do. Succeeded here!
Okay, I know I’m not the only one who is disappointed with their insurance company. Care to share, folks? Should we start a support group?