Tuesday, 8 April 2008

A lucky escape?

On Friday evening I was 15 minutes late finishing because I was helping a student make a map for her dissertation.

On the way home, I was going along those narrow country roads that I have posted photos of in the past and came to a spot where a car had spun off the road and into the trees. The Police were there, slowing the traffic while the remains of the car were dragged onto the back of a truck. No apparent injuries, I hasten to add, but I think the car was dead.

As I passed the Police I asked when it had happened. The answer? "About 15 minutes ago!"

12 comments:

Logziella said...

Oh....THANK GOD!! Pretty scarey but I am SOOOOOOOOOO glad you are okay and that you stayed to help that student!! That gave me chills!

Terri said...

I think it was more than luck. Maybe Divine intervention? Either way, I'm glad you were late that day!

Jen said...
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Jen said...

That is good karma! It's good to know you are okay. The world works in mysterious ways.

Regarding your last post: you've now made me a complete nonbeliever in "Most Haunted." I loved that show (but I never put any stock in what the psychics said. I just loved the fact they scared the ever-living poo out of themselves week in and week out)! I don't watch it as much anymore, but, yeah, there is absolutely no way that King Edward I and King Henry VIII would have said a commoner should stand up for their rights. Hell, they even killed noble's for far lesser infractions. . .

Duh, Most Haunted. Duh.

mindy said...

That is crazy - and good you had to stay late!!

Rock Chef said...

Logzie - it gave YOU the chills?

Terri - Well part of me is currently thinking of that student as my guardian angel! I guess it proves that there is a reward for those little good deeds we do.

Comment deleted - These always make me paranoid! :-)

Jen - Sorry to ruin Most Haunted for you. You can still laugh at them when they frighten themselves!

Mindy - Thanks!

tz said...

oh we have shows like most haunted here (in the U.S.) too...not a big fan myself...

and this post..wow, a make you kind of thankful for kids, your life, eveyrthing...type of post.

Ali said...

Yep - there was a reason that student needed help that day.
I am an absolute and firm believer of everything happening for a reason, obviously you were meant to leave late, but still to witness the mess.
So glad you had to leave late - very very glad :)

Rock Chef said...

tz - I guess so - I was just busy wiping the sweat off my forehead!

Ali - Yes, maybe I should be checking to see if my off road route is usable yet!

mr zig said...

things like that are kinda freaky - I'm also glad you stayed late! -

Chachi said...

I'd say it was an act of GOD that you weren't there. He is always watching over us. I'm glad I can depend on God.

Rachael Rae Diaries said...

You had a guardian angel with you! I am so glad you are safe and sorry it took so long to comment!