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Do you remember, right before Christmas (December 23rd) an elderly man rear-ended my car? I was stopped at a red light. He had his dog in the front seat of the car with him. The dog was running around all over the place and, distracted, he plowed into the back of my car.
It scared me, of course, because of the accident-nightmare I've gone through these last several years. It didn't feel so good either, for that matter.
One very important thing I learned from my Big Bad Accident three and a half years ago, is you should always (always!) have a camera in your car with you in the event of an accident. A cheap disposable camera works fine, it doesn't have to be expensive. I carry my point and shoot in my purse wherever I go, and have for many years. The fact that I had photos (the police took them) after my Big Bad Accident, helped tremendously with the legal aftermath.
Anyway, Elderly Man With Dog On His Lap hit my car. We exchanged insurance information. My car (an SUV) wasn't too badly damaged, but the man's front car bumper was hanging off. I decided to snap a couple photos of both our cars "just in case."
Yesterday I was putting together all the paperwork to send off to the insurance company. I decided to print out a photo or two to send along.
I burst out laughing when I saw my reflection looking back at me in this photo:
I suppose I should have been surprised when I saw this photo, but for some reason I wasn't. Should I include it with the other photos I mail to my insurance agent? Or delete it and pretend I never took it?
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