Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Local news...

As I was doing my laundry the other day at the corner mat, I witnessed one of the oddest things I've seen in awhile. A middle aged women was struck my car. Granted, I didn't see the collision take place, but I was witness to the what ensued afterward. Apparently, the driver of this Lincoln Towncar was the driver for Debra Norville, host of the Fox program Inside Edition. As the ruckus ensued, the window to the Towncar rolled down and Deborah could be seen demonstrating a less than pleasant tone with her driver. The woman, obviously dazed from being struck made her way over to my bench. I asked her if she was okay and she responded that she was. Debra got out of her car and came over to ask the woman if there was anything that she could do for. The woman responded "no," but it was clear that she didn't know who Debra was. At that moment, I couldn't help but think to myself that I wish I was a personal injury (P.I.) attorney, as the prospect of a deep pocket defendant was exciting under the circumstances. Debra and I exchanged glances (she's quite tall) and she once again asked the woman if there was anything she could do. With a final "no," Debra left, but to her credit she was very nice.

With Debra gone and the woman having collected herself, she phoned her husband on her cell phone. As she began to retell the story (and I could overhear both of them), it couldn't even had been more than 15 seconds into the conversation before her husband said "Whadda mean you let her go? We could have sued!" I remember being surprised that this came before the obligatory "Are you OK?" line of questions. Apparently, her husband too wishes he was a P.I. attorney.