A small car accident
I’m fine, just extremely sore and getting more sore as the day goes on. I decided to allow myself the luxury of going to work this morning by cab rather than doing the leave the house before 6 a.m. thing. Leaving the house at 8 is seriously worth a 70 shek splurge on occasion. As fate would have it, however, I should have taken the bus.
It was the cab driver’s fault. He clipped a car when he swerved around a car that had decided to stop in the lane in front of us to attempt to parallel park. The slam-on-the-breaks response to clipping the car caused the car behind us to slam into us. I was wearing my seatbelt but the jolt forward into the arm I’d instinctively braced on the dash has caused a tendon/muscle injury in my right shoulder. My neck muscles don’t feel so hot either but it is really the arm that is making me not a very happy camper. It hurts to lift it. By this afternoon, it hurt to unscrew the cap on my orange juice bottle and I needed to ask a student to open my beverage. I’m expecting it will probably be even more sore tomorrow as that is how these things tend to go.
If you were stuck in traffic hell on Bialik this morning, yeah it my cabbie’s fault. I was nearly 40 minutes late to teaching my class. I left my umbrella in the cab I removed to and so got quite wet today. All in all, not the best day.