Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Let me give you some back story:

When I was in high school, S and I spent a few days in Nantucket as a graduation gift.  During the time that we on the island, a man was shooting cars with a BB gun during rush hour traffic on the highway we took to get to the ferry on the Cape.  This continued for several afternoons.  I spent some of my time in Nantucket worrying that the day we drove home we would be shot at by a crazy person.*  (Yes, I worry about inane things on a regular basis.)

But yesterday as I was driving out to Western MA my fears came to fruition.  So there I was driving through a construction zone with my radio turned up just a bit too loud when BAM!  There was a super loud sound that scared the crap out of me and got my blood pumping.  I immediately turned off the radio and tried to assess the situation at 60 mph.  Is there a hole in my windshield?  Did my car's axle snap in half?  Did someone shoot at my car?

The windshield looked fine and I was still driving in a straight line so I continued to drive.  I cautiously turned the radio back on certain that disaster was imminent.  But all was fine.  As I drove I came to the conclusion that a rock probably hit my car.  I was in a construction zone...I was driving behind a pick up truck.  It must have been a rock.  I pictured a giant dent in my hood, or a busted headlight.  And then I saw it.  Hiding behind my review mirror was this:

I've heard rocks hit the windshield many times before but this was like nothing I've ever heard.  It's weird how the crack spread in a perfect circle.

So now I have plans for Wednesday.  And a lunch date with T!

* They caught the guy before we headed home so we were safe from the crazy person.



  1. Yikes! Scary. How do you remember that stuff?

  2. Haha...probably because I was stressed about it all vacation!

  3. Aw. That is not a pretty sight! How was your windshield now? Did you repair the damaged part and got yourself a replacement? Cracks like these seem harmless at first, but if left unattended, the damage may spread on the surface, damaging the glass even more. It will weaken the glass and a windshield break down will be next. I would suggest that you get this windshield crack fixed ASAP. Do not wait for the glass to crack as this might lead to a more serious problem.J

  4. Tsk. Tough break, and with a crazy person to boot! That almost reads like a precautionary tale, and even more so since the danger doesn't seem to be connected to any conceivable factor, much less an oversight. You can only be more guarded in the face of that, or at the very least prepared, far as standing options for repair. Take care!

    Gale Freeman @ Crash Auto Glass


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