Paul was feeling a little restless on Saturday night. I was working on our pj party for Monday and out of the blue, he says to me, I’m going to Walmart to get a DVD player. Uummm….okay I guess. We play Wii bowling every night and watch the news. When the news is over, we like to watch either what we’ve saved on the DVR or a tape or DVD. But, the way we have things set up, we can’t watch movies on the TV we have set up for this unless it’s something coming off the Direct TV. The VCR/DVD player we have, we can’t watch on the TV we’ve been using. So, off he goes to purchase one at 8 on Saturday night.
So, I turn out all the lights, turn off all noise and just relax and sit here working on my blog. About an hour later the phone rings and it’s my cell phone. Toby had Paul’s phone and Paul had taken my phone earlier when he’d gone grocery shopping. I answer the phone to hear him say “can you come and get me.” At that question, my mind went in a 100 different directions since I knew he had his vehicle. I ask him “why” and he proceeds to tell me he hit a deer. So I kind of know where he’s at and take off to pick him up. Now I’m all paranoid about hitting one also so I was driving like a granny who doesn’t see that well at night to begin with. Take a look at his Suburban.
This is what I’d like to know. Why do people say “I hit a deer” when the deer is what hit you? Everyone says it. About 5 years ago I “hit one” and it was nowhere near the front of my truck. It ran into me broadside on the drivers side but the only thing I was doing was driving down the road. The only way I could have avoided this would have to have been at home. I didn’t even see it until I heard it and at the time it seemed to last forever, it was over in seconds.
So now Paul feels all bad but there’s nothing you can do. We have so many deer out here and really, there isn’t a single thing you can do. This year they are acting stranger than I can ever remember. They are coming out during the day and I even had 6 of them in my yard last week. That has never happened before so I’m wondering why this year and what’s different.
I did ask him “how the deer was” when I went to pick him up and he said “dead” but it wasn’t laying there or anything. While I feel really bad about the deer, I feel more bad for Paul. We’ll see what the insurance company has to say. It’s an old vehicle with LOTS of miles on it.
Have you ever “hit a deer” or “had a deer hit you?”