Random thoughts on most things from A. M. Craig.

Friday, October 28, 2005


A few days ago I was in a fender bender at work. It was in a tight spot and I looked away from the coworker who was backing me out, and when I looked back there wasn't enough time to stop. I cause some cosmetic damage to another BYU vehicle, a sedan. Today at work, my supervisor asked for my help in filling out the report. The BYU police wouldn't give him the information he needed for the report he needed to give to his boss. So I called the police, and they gave me the info. My boss was grateful, saying thank you, and it seemed to me funny that he was thanking me for helping him with a problem that I created.
The other supervisor on duty there also talked to me today, and was commenting on how good my diagram was on the report I had to fill out. Agreed, it was probably more detailed and entertaining than the usual accident report, but I just thought it was funny. Here I have caused an accident, and minor though it was, I am getting gratitude from one supervisor and accolades from the other.
This is not the first accident I've had at work. The other was when I went to the service station, and drove away with the gas nozzle still in the truck. It is now on my shelf as a memento. You know what they did to punish me after that? I got a 50 cent raise the next day. BYU is running the New Deal with on campus employment, and at least in my department, it doesn't seem to matter what you do.

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Seva Alieva said...
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Emily Kate said...

That's quite the drawing! My favorite part is the "blam" sound effect. Are you sure that that's an accurate portrayal of the sound that was made? By the way, I did something very similar this summer except mine was even stupider (yes, stupider) because I backed out of my spot right into a Lagoon owned truck that was passing behind me and I had no excuse. I just didn't look. So watch out if you ever see me backing out of a parking spot.

allig8rell said...

Hey--you can't delete comments...that ruins the fun!