Yesterday, Peanut and I ran to the store to get my parents an Easter flower, something we do every year. As we were walking in the parking lot to get in the car, I was holding the rhododendron in my left hand and Peanut's hand in my right hand.
All of the sudden, a car backs out of a spot and knocks into my left side (thankfully not where Peanut was). I screamed, dropped the flower and the force of it pushed me into Peanut, knocking her over. This woman clearly was not looking behind her when she backed up. We were nowhere near the back of the cars when it happened so it wasn't like we snuck up on her.
Peanut was screaming her head off like she had been run over. I was furious and scared. People ran over to us after hearing me scream and Peanut crying. Luckily we were all OK. Peanut had a scrape on her knee.
The woman got out of the car and said something along the lines of, "You were walking in the parking lot." (She was obviously upset and nervous and didn't know what to say but really? Not the best thing to say to someone you just hit with your car.)
It took a lot of restraint on my part not to lose it on her. I simply said, "Yes, that is what people do."
After getting Peanut calmed down and in the car (a paramedic who happened to be in the parking gave us both a once over just as a precaution), I grabbed the woman's insurance info (just in case) and drove off shaking.
Peanut woke up this morning, proclaiming that she was going to tell Ma'am and Pa (my parents with whom she is staying today) that she and momma got hit by a car. I called them first so they wouldn't freak out.
So she and Gizmo went to my parents this morning where they watched the movie "Hop."
Here's IMBD's description of the movie:
E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.I'm putting some money aside for her therapy bills.