I must confess I’m not the best of drivers. (See Life is a Highway, Fender Bender, and Rainy Night on the Highway.)
But for years I drove to work, and so the odds were I’d have a few smash-ups along the way.
I remember one mishap when Danny and I were newly married and I was driving home from work and bumped – very gently I thought – into the car ahead of me.
After exchanging insurance information with the other driver I realized that despite some serious looking front-end damage the car was drivable.
By chance I was a few blocks from the Audi dealership where we’d bought the car, and so I drove there and sought out Vic who’d been our salesman. I told him about the accident and threw myself at his mercy. “I dread telling my husband what happened, would you please call him and break the news?”, I implored.
Vic agreed, and when he got Danny on the phone I heard him say, “First let me tell you the good news – your wife got out without a scratch.”
What a smart salesman, that guy Vic, I’ve been using his opening line to break fender bender news to my husband ever since!
Dana Susan Lehrman
This retired librarian loves big city bustle and cozy country weekends, friends and family, good books and theatre, movies and jazz, travel, tennis, Yankee baseball, and writing about life as she sees it on her blog World Thru Brown Eyes!