Yesterday was a bit of an adventure. One of those teaching moments as a parent I suppose I’ll call it. The Kid and I were on our way to the bookstore and I was stopped at a light behind another car, getting ready to make a left hand turn. Suddenly bang from behind! I looked at The Kid, then in the rear view mirror, and grumbled. Rear ended.
It wasn’t a hard hit so I stepped out and motioned for the woman to pull into the parking lot of the gas station on the corner. I got out to look at the back bumper and thankfully I didn’t even see a mark on it. Pretty much unbelievable since the bumpers seem so flimsy. I guess it just popped right back out without a scratch.
I’m old school so I wanted to have everything documented just in case. I was thisclose to just not bothering with it. I asked The Kid to call for the police and make sure to tell them that no one was hurt. I told the woman what I was doing and she simply nodded. Shortly after the police arrived and were taking a report of what happened. That’s when it all went a bit crazy…
The officer asked me what happened and I gave the explanation above – light, waiting, boom from behind. The woman interrupted and said that wasn’t what happened. I’d backed into her! Uhhhhh, WHAT?! My head almost spun around and I said “Why would I suddenly back up at a green light?!” She shrugged, and said “I have no idea why you’d do that.” LOL, if you could have seen the confused expression on her face at this point like I was the weird one without driving skills.
She then pointed at some mysterious, invisible damage that I’d done to the front of her car. Much yelling started at this point, even The Kid was riled enough to participate in my defense. Thankfully the officer didn’t buy into her story. He actually told her in his 19 years on the force, he’d never once had an accident with anyone backing up at a light. Only ones where people were hit from behind because people weren’t watching or they were busy texting.
He also didn’t see any damage on her car and made it clear that her load of hooey wasn’t believed. Moral of the story is to always do what your gut says even if it takes a bit more time out of your day. I’m so glad I didn’t just let it go. I have visions of her calling the insurance company and claiming all sorts of injury and damage along with me leaving the scene. Sheesh, this just takes the cake. You can’t trust anyone to do the right thing anymore.
So in honor of the crazy woman taking the cake… here is a recipe for quick and easy waffles that you can make with boxed cake mix.
Cake Mix Waffles
- 1 box cake mix of any flavor
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 large eggs
Preheat your waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray. Mix ingredients in a large bowl and blend well until there are no lumps. Bake in your waffle iron according to instructions.
Makes about 18 waffles depending on the size of your waffle iron. These are great for a holiday morning when you’ve got tons of family to feed and need something quick and easy. They also freeze well so you can make a batch and freeze them for breakfasts during the week.
The Kid’s favorite is red velvet, but the flavor combos are pretty much unlimited especially with all the new cake mix flavors they keep coming out with. Devil’s food with peanut butter instead of syrup is delish for that chocolate/PB combo. 🙂
You can also lighten the recipe a bit if you’d like by using egg substitute for the eggs and canned pumpkin or applesauce in place of the oil. The pumpkin sub along with spice cake mix is wonderful.