Another long time away from posting for me. Normal excuses apply this time around. Two of my supervisors at work moved on to new positions in the company and, as a result, I now have two new supervisors. I also moved up into a new supervisor position. All of which have kept me crazy busy over the last few weeks.
In addition, I got hit by a car. Yes, as in bodily struck by a car. Not something that happens to most people, right? Well, it was just my luck. I now have a good story to tell folks though. You see, there is a small convenience store right down the street from where I live, a Circle-K in point of fact. It is close enough that I often walk there for cold drinks and the like. Well, on this particular night, that is exactly what I was doing and, thus, the story begins.
As I entered the parking lot, I saw a car sitting to the side of the store, passenger door open and engine running. This is not normal. No one parks here, especially with their engine running and one door open. To get to the store I had to walk in front of the car and, just as I drew even with the front of the car, a guy in his teens to early-20s comes running out of the store carrying two cases of beer.
Well, this also was strange. It was too late for beer to be sold in my area and the guy did not really look old enough to purchase beer anyway. He ran around the back of the car, threw the beer in the back and jumped into the passenger seat. At this point it was obvious that he had stolen the beer and they were out to make a getaway.
Now, I am still standing directly in front of the car and still absorbing all of this information and coalescing it into rational thought. Yeah, sometimes I am slow. It finally dawned on me: “hey, these guys are stealing beer and I am directly blocking their one way out of Dodge!”.
Deciding that retreat was the better part of valor, I started to move out of the way just as the car jumped forward. It stopped about 6 inches from me and the passenger in the car yelled out for the driver to gun it. He did.
By this time, I was almost out from in front of the car. Well, all but my left leg, which the car proceeded to hit. I am ashamed to say that in the war between the car and my left knee, the car won. And won decisively. It spun me around but (amazingly) did not knock me down and away went the car.
Equally amazing, I had the presence of mind to get the license plate as they sped out of the parking lot. This proved to be very helpful to the nice policeman who answered the call that was placed a few minutes later. He took all my information, the cashier at the store’s information and another witnesses information.
Long story short, I have a sprained knee, with possible ligament damage. I won’t know for sure until I go to the orthopedist but I do know it hurts like a bitch and has a rather large bruise spreading across my knee.
Unfortunately for the perpetrator’s of this foul deed, the police were able to use the license plate information I gave them to track them down. In their hurry to leave the scene of the crime they had elevated a simple petty theft charge into armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder charges. All because they hit me with the car and the car is considered a weapon if used in the commision of a crime.
Geniuses they are.
So, what am I doing in the MMO world? Well folks, that is a separate post but I promise I have not been idle and I promise that post is coming soon. You will be surprised by what I am playing now because I know I am!
By the way, bonus points to anyone who can tell me what the quote I used in the title to this post is from!!