If you’re like me, this crazy political season can make you feel a bit tense. If you read newspaper and magazine articles, listen to the radio or watch the televised news broadcasts, this political season can make you feel unsettled. So, when that happens, take a break and clear your mind. And one of the best ways to do that is to tap into the universe of humor. Laughter is good medicine. So here’s your daily dose. Many years ago, a friend who works in the insurance industry gave me the following:
“Many have experienced the confusion of traffic accidents and have had to try to summarize exactly what happened in a few words or less on an accident or insurance form. The following quotes were taken from these forms and eventually published in the Toronto Sun, July 26, 1977.
- Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.
- The other car collided with mine without giving warning of it’s intentions.
- I collided with a stationary truck coming the other way.
- A truck backed through my windshield into my wife’s face.
- A pedestrian hit me and went under my car.
- The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.
- I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my brother-in-law and headed over the embankment.
- In my attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole.
- I had been shopping for plants all day and was on my way home. As I reached an intersection a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision. I did not see the other car.
- I had been driving my car for forty years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.
- I was on my way to the doctor’s office with rear end trouble when my universal joint gave way causing me to have an accident.
- As *I approached the intersection, a stop sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.
- To avoid hitting the bumper of the car in front, I struck the pedestrian.
- My car was legally parked as it backed into the other vehicle.
- An invisible car came our of nowhere, struck my vehicle and vanished.
- I told the police that I was not injured, but on removing my hat, I found that I had a skull fracture.
- I was sure the old fellow would never make it to the other side of the roadway when I struck him.
- The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him.
- I saw the slow-moving sad-faced old gentleman as he bounced off the hood of my car.
- The indirect cause of this accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.
- I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows.
- The telephone pole was approaching fast. I was attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.
- I was unable to stop in time and my car crashed into the vehicle. The driver and passenger then left immediately for a vacation with injuries.”
I hope this blog has brought a laugh or two.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “Take time each day to see the humor around you. Our would at times is seriously insane. Humor keeps us balances.”
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