Tossed Off My Bike

I was really thrilled yesterday after receiving my first paycheck. So, the first thing I did this morning was grab my bike and set off to the bank to deposit the check into my account. Everything went really smoothly (aside from the weather being a little sketchy). I was biking my way back home thinking to myself the infamous "I am rich, bitch!". Then, in a split second, I find myself lying in the middle of the street, with my glasses lying three feet away from me. I have been thrown off my bike amid being hit by a car that was leaving the parking lot and entering the main road. A few seconds later I realized that my left leg is bruised and my shirt ripped in half (well, almost in half).

Ken, the car driver's name as it turns out, was a really a nice guy. He quickly apologized and offered me a ride to the hospital. I checked myself out (not in the usual way people check themselves out in) and told him there is no need for that. To make a long story short, he gave me $100 as an apology and drove me back home, as my bike was completely busted.

Since I became bikeless, and Walmart was a fair distance away, my landlady was nice enough to offer me a ride to the store. There, I imagined I'd either have to pay to fix the bike or buy a new one. Luckily, they were able to fix it. Not only that, but I was able to exchange it for a much better bike and pay the difference (which was around $50).

So, honestly, having a "bike/car" accident worked out nicely. I was able to replace my cheap bike with a much better bike, make some cash, and make my Saturday interesting for myself. How better can it get?

3 thoughts on “Tossed Off My Bike”

  1. Hi,
    I was shocked when I read about you having an accident. But it seems that itworked out for you with a nice outcome.
    For me was one of the worst experiences and even now I’m finding difficult to write here as the pain on my back and neck is just unbearable due to the state of my spine seriously damaged by the accident.
    Perhaps you may be able to read how this happen and why has been neglected for 2 years now living in a continuous 24 hrs nightmareof pain.

    fjr.

  2. Felix Juan :

    Hi,
    I was shocked when I read about you having an accident. But it seems that itworked out for you with a nice outcome.
    For me was one of the worst experiences and even now I’m finding difficult to write here as the pain on my back and neck is just unbearable due to the state of my spine seriously damaged by the accident.
    Perhaps you may be able to read how this happen and why has been neglected for 2 years now living in a continuous 24 hrs nightmareof pain.

    fjr.

    Hi Felix,

    I was reading the story of your accident and, I really don’t know what to say. It is very unfortunate to read about this.

    Have you noticed any degree of recovery during the past two years?

    Islam

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