The one that always gives my mother a panic attack.

I fell out of a moving vehicle once. I don’t remember how old I was. Old enough to know I should have my seat belt fastened. Not old enough to realize what could happen if it wasn’t and I FELL OUT OF A MOVING VEHICLE.

I don’t remember what car my mom was driving at the time. The shit-brown Nova? Or the shit-brown Datsun that she could backfire on command. And let me tell you, you haven’t experienced embarrassment until you’ve been dropped off at school by your mom in a backfiring piece of shit car.

We were leaving the mall. I was in the front seat, sans seat belt, and, as we made a right turn towards the freeway, there I went. All rolly-polly out of the passenger’s side door.

I think I feel worse for the woman in the car behind us who had to slam on her breaks to avoid slamming into me. I mean, I walked away perfectly fine, just a skinned elbow to show for it. That woman, on the other hand… you know she still sees me in her sleep.

Sadly, there’s no point to this story. My sister wrote about an experience she had while cutting off some nice Utahans recently which got me thinking of bad drivers. Bad drivers made me think of my mother. And, oh, remember that time I fell out of the car?

It’s kind of like the circle of life… but with more cursing.

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7 Responses to The one that always gives my mother a panic attack.

  1. Gayle says:

    Oh, boy, I'll bet this is a story that will be passed down for generations, in the family of the lady that had to slam on her brakes to keep from hitting you!

  2. Teeter says:

    OMG!! LOL!! I remember. And nothing worse than being in junior high school and your mom dropping you off in the shit-brown Nova. I still don't know why she couldn't drop me off down the block.

  3. Jen says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad my little sombrero boy made you smile! He's a hoot. πŸ™‚

  4. Violet says:

    Pointless stories are the best ones, if you ask me.But then, I'm kinda generally pointless anyway.

  5. MichelleSG says:

    What happened to the door? I mean sure the seat belt really should have been buckled but dang, i would think a door could hold a person in the car even with out it, barring an accident of course.BTW, when I was in high school my dad owned a piece of shit Toyota Corolla that back fired ever 3 seconds or so. I remember being dropped off a few times like a block away from school because I couldn't handle the embarassment. Yeah, it was BAD.

  6. “there's no point to this story”Well, I did laugh until I stopped laughing πŸ™‚ What a cool experience! I have never fallen out of a car.* pout *

  7. Anonymous says:

    It was red with a white top. I don't remember the name of it, but it was big as a boat. The reason you fell out was because I stupidly didn't make sure that you had your seatbelt on, and the door was broken. It took a lot of strength to make sure it was shut all the way. I didn't make sure it was shut all the way. I should never have had kids. God was watching us that night.

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