So today I had an accident……not a bad accident and so totally not my fault!!! I was sitting in the car park at Cole’s (grocery store) waiting to get out of the car while I was thinking about what I needed to buy when this woman tried to fit her car into the space next to mine (one empty space between me and the next car) unsuccessfully. It was like one of those slow motion things when I saw her coming and thought “surely she does not think she can make it in here at that angle…..” and yet she continued to come in and scraped the passenger side of my car, stopped, pulled out, proceeded to go park elsewhere seemingly oblivious to what she had just done!!! So I sat there kind of in disbelief, thinking she was going to park and come over and see what she did but nope…..I got a paper and wrote down her license number and as she finally got out of her car i went over to her and said in my meek little American voice “excuse me, but did you realize you hit my car?”.. To which she responded—“oh dear, did I? I didn’t think I could fit through there.” Sigh. So we walked over and she looked at it and told me that that would rub out. Well, since it is a hire (rental) car I didn’t want to mess around with it too much so I made her write down her name, phone number and address and I wrote down mine to give her. She must have been about 80 and said that “they owned the bakery” which does not mean a hill of beans to me and I really didn’t care—I just know she hit my car when it was parked!!! So….after I got in the store I called Chris and told him and since it wasn’t that much damage he said as long as I had her info we would just call Avis and tell them. The poor thing was all flustered and confused and what was I going to do??? I don’t know what you do here!!! Argh!!!
Then I got home and as I was unloading the car and had the door open a bird flew into the car and I had to chase it out!!! Gee whiz!!! My simple day got weird!!! And we have a bunch of geckos in that house—I gave up trying to catch them to relocate–they can eat the spiders. I picked Chris up around 2ish and we started for Mackay—I stopped to take a picture of the Big Mango (will post that later) and then we traveled on till we got here after 6 , unloaded, ate a yummy dinner and now we are about done in for the night. Chris will work tomorrow, I am going to go walk the beach and explore and then we will spend a nice relaxing weekend exploring.
And the headlines today in the Townsville bulletin were about Rogue Wallabies terrorizing Pensioners (senior citizens)> I will try to post the link here. You think you guys in the US have problems…they aren’t anything compared to this!!! More later!