So, How Was Your Day?

Mine is chilly, but otherwise fine. We seemed to have skipped fall and gone straight to winter.

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9 Responses to So, How Was Your Day?

  1. taoreader says:

    Chilly here too, but sunny today, which is nice. Did NOT want to get up this morning and I can already feel winter-brain setting in.

  2. hotspur says:

    I woke up to a semi-scream in the hall of my building. Then knocking on my door — not terribly urgent, more like can I borrow some sugar. It was dark and I was disoriented, but I figured it was the heroin addicts who sometimes sneak into the building, and therefore not shenanigans I wanted to participate in.

    Anyway I got my weapon (I have a weapon, which I get when anyone knocks on my door in the middle of the night) and crept quietly to the peephole. I got there in time to see my cute-neighbor-lady and her latest dude in the hall, starting to accuse each other of being on drugs. As I tried to decide what to do — only about 5 seconds ticking by — another neighbor stepped out and straight up pepper-sprayed the dude. Dude ran the hell off like he was on fire, yelling something about heroin.

    Then, everyone, without another word, immediately went back into their separate apartments. I looked at a clock. It was 6:30.

    At 7:00, cute-neighbor-lady starts to text me that she’s sorry she knocked on my door and she hopes I’m not annoyed. So I open my door to go say some sorta hello, and get a face full of the pepper spray still lingering in the hallway air. So let me report, YIKES. That junk is misnamed. It does not taste like any kind of seasoning. Five hours later I still can’t breathe 100 percent normally. I guess that’s a 5-star review.

    Anyway that’s how my day started. I’m meeting some friends for lunch, too — pretty full life.

    • taoreader says:

      Holy crap! That would freak me out! Did she say why she knocked on your door? Was it because the dude was hassling her? I didn’t know pepper spray lasted that long.

      Maybe the next time people are making to much noise in the hallway I should just pepper spray them and go back to bed.

      • hotspur says:

        It would be effective. I’ll find out the brand of spray when I get home and I’ll pass it on, for the benefit of all monsters who need to clear the occasional hallway of junkies.

    • Tracey says:

      Wow that pepper spray neighbor must seriously hate being woken up.

  3. Tracey says:

    It was hot and sunny here. I got my car washed, saw the doctor and got a flu shot, then stopped by Costco for a chicken and some raspberries.

    I’ve been watching the latest season of Australian Survivor, which is so much better than US Survivor for several reasons, including the amazing Aussie accents. I highly recommend it.

  4. actionjackson5 says:

    Monday night I was driving to pick up food and someone made a left directly into the driver’s side door of my car. Not like he was trying to turn before me or I suddenly slowed down, but he turned like I wasn’t even there. Side air bags on both sides deployed and my car must have turned off by itself because I have no memory of doing it. Driver’s side door is now permanently shut and I had to scooch under the side airbag on the passenger side to get out. I don’t think I blacked out, but the other driver was already standing beside the car saying “Oh my god, are you okay?” Police called, statements taken, evidence all around is obvious and the other guy is issued a citation. Both cars undriveable and towed away. Long story short, cross your fingers our car ends up being totaled (it’s still being inspected at the collision place) because we are not relishing the idea of driving a pieced-back-together car.

    I got checked out at the ER and I’m fine. Three days later and I just have a few small aches and a bruise over my collarbone from the seatbelt doing what it was designed to do.

    All in all, still better than being pepper-sprayed, but not the best start to the week.

    • hotspur says:

      Yikes! I’m not sure that’s better than being pepper-sprayed. Glad you’re okay.

      I do some work for Volkswagen so I know they have a feature called the Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that does indeed shut off your engine and fuel pump if your airbags deploy. It also turns on your hazards. Other cars probably have a similar thing.

      Is it exciting you get to pick out a new car? I hope the other driver’s insurance is grabbing the check there.

    • taoreader says:

      I’m so glad you’re okay. How scary.

      Years ago I was involved in the exact same accident, except I was sitting in the passenger seat when the left-turner hit us. I’m still wary every time I go through an intersection.

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