Monday, October 25, 2004

observations from a ditch

So I went for a spin in the car today. Quite literally.

I was actually driving relatively sensibly (hard to believe for some I know), when I skidded, going round a corner. I tried to correct it, but ended up spinning the car off the road, a perfect 180 degrees, and ended up in a muddy bog. Great.

As I was sat waiting for green flag to winch me out, I had time to make a couple of observations:

Firstly, I was struck my how many people stopped, got out of their cars walked back to me to check I was ok. There were several offers of lifts etc. A refreshing reflection on human nature.

Secondly, I was slightly miffed that of the numerous four by four, off road, SUVs that passed, none checked to see that I was ok, none offered to pull me out. They were all however, being driven by 35-45 year old women, with no other passenges in the car.

Thankfully I was not hurt in whole incident, and the car was not seriously damaged.

Things could have been worse. I could have ended up in the water-filled ditch on the other side of the road.

1 comment:

Andy said...

relatively sensibly my a*%!

turn into the skid and all that!

anyway, glad you are OK.
See you soon,