I didn’t understand why the two drivers were arguing so much and quite frankly I couldn’t think of a worse thing to do at this time of the morning. Sure things were stressful, we’d all just been in an accident and were dealing with shock, frustration, anger, worry and stress. I just didn’t understand why they would continue to argue with each other, instead of just walking back to their own cars and waiting for the man from Towing Companies Adelaide to arrive. That’s exactly what I did, and you don’t see me getting into an argument on the side of the road.
I had to explain all of this to my boss when I got to work. She seemed fairly sympathetic to me on the phone when I called to tell her about the accident at the time of occurrence. Now that I was standing in front of her, she didn’t seem to care as much as I thought. I continued to tell the boss about the police arriving and putting both the drivers in handcuffs, and how the driver from Tow Truck Company Adelaide watched it all as he loaded my crushed car onto the tow truck. I’d had to get the bus after the man from Car Transport Adelaide had taken my car to the mechanic’s workshop. I hadn’t been on public transport in years. If I hadn’t of been so worried about getting to work on time I would have been able to enjoy it. I loved being amongst people.
My boss stayed silent during the rest of my explanation. Whether she was listening was unknown. I walked out of her office knowing I did everything I could to get here on time. I hoped she didn’t fire me.