- February 3rd, 2011
So two days ago I got into my first minor accident. I clearly don't count the ultimate disaster of my first accident to be my minor. Yup, that's me. I never do things by halves. All the way baby. All the way till my car crashed into a monsoon drain and flipped. But that's all in the past.
Anyway, I was driving to do some stuff at the MBPJ office. I was driving straight and this guy came out of a side road without looking and banged the back of my car. I was more shocked than anything else. He wasn't going fast and neither was I so it wasn't a terrible dent in my car but I was literally shaking. The guy gave me his handphone number and didn't create a fuss. My hand was literally shaking though when I typed it in. I swear my head was somewhere else and I couldn't think. I didn't even take the registration number of the car!
After that, I drove away and stopped at the parking lot and just calmed myself down for about 15 minutes before I called my parents. I don't think I have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from my first car crash but I do get a bit uptight and easily spooked when it comes to cars. It took me literally 2 years after the accident to start driving again. I can't handle it when people make sudden noises or crashing sounds in my car. I get fairly sensitive about that.
Anyway, no registration number of the car that hit me and only just a handphone number, both my parents thought that this guy is going to con his way out of paying for fixing the car. Which was RM500 by the way since they have to paint 2 panels. Anyway, nobody put much faith in the guy cashing out since I don't even have the license plate number to make a police report. Turns out, he was truthful. I got like RM200 from him after much negotiation. He was unemployed he says and was very nice. He could have just backed out and disappeared but he was honourable. Silver lining and all, I'm glad that my first minor accident was with a guy who was nice.
Moral of the story, take the guys full details and registration number next time because not all guys will be as nice as Mr. T.
On a side note, Happy Chinese New Year everyone!