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06 July 2008 @ 07:11 pm
What is the chance...  
... I would get sideswiped by a 76 year old black woman in Boulder? Really, my chance of getting hit by lightening is higher. Much higher. We did the math.

But not today.

See how cleverly the moulding doesn't match up anymore? Yeeeaaahhhh - that means the door doesn't open either. Oh, the alignment has gone all wonky, and now it pulls.

So, Monday morning will start with calls to her insurance company. Fun, fun.


-the redhead-
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh, no
I'm sorry. I hope it can be repaired soon.
-the redhead-theredhead on July 8th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, no
Thanks. The day was a bit frustrating, as the methodology the lady is using involves not speaking with her insurance company - hence they refuse to proceed in any way. *grumble*

-the redhead-
ext_110433 on July 13th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
I understand that you're upset about getting sideswiped, I would be pissed too but I'm just wondering why you felt the need to mention her race? I'm just curious. I used to enjoy reading your blog but this post gave me pause.
-the redhead-: do not pass gotheredhead on July 13th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
For the same reason I mentioned her age. According to recentish data Boulder has a population that is roughly 1% black (very unlike St. Louis, where I grew up), and approximately 8ish% over the age of 65 (only 4.5% women over 65). When you combine all that with chances of her being at that particular intersection, me being at that particular intersection, some other variables, and then do the magic math stuff, it comes out to a +very+ slight chance that would happen. Hence the comparison to being struck by lightening & 'doing the math'. It's all very clear. Why would that give you 'pause'?

Failing to enjoy reading my blog (in which I've not seen you comment) due to the mention of equation variables (data points) is something I don't understand, perhaps because my training is in the sciences. Really, it appears there may be an issue you struggle with. Please do not ascribe your personal demons to situations where they simply don't exist.

I also find it...peculiar that you choose to comment only on something you seem to have (inappropriately) attributed mean-spirited motives to, but never about any of the things you enjoyed?

-the redhead-

Edited at 2008-07-13 05:51 pm (UTC)