Let me tell you a story.
Boy goes back to Penang. Boy's car breaks down in Penang so he has to leave it in the workshop there.
Boy's Dad lends him another car to take back to KL while Boy's car is left in Penang.
Back in KL one night, Boy drives to pick Girl up after work.
Boy gets to a traffic light just 20 seconds away from Girl's office and waits excitedly for the light to turn green. Light turns green, Boy gets ready to shift gear but suddenly hears a big bang.
Boy looks in his rear view mirror to find a Kelisa had rammed into his car while he was staying totally still at the traffic light.
Boy curses "#$*(#($*#(*$"
That basically summarizes what happened to me in the past few days.
Yes, while waiting at the traffic light a car came and rammed me yesterday. It's a really peculiar thing... in all my history of driving, I have been involved in 4 road accidents and ALL 4 of them involved somebody banging me from the back.
2 of the 4 involves somebody banging me from the back while I was not moving and just waiting at a traffic light.
The good thing though is that the guy who banged me was really apologetic about it. He came out and said "Adui sorry sorry sorry... I salah!!!". His name is Idaham.
Idaham's impact knocked in my bumper and also knocked down my exhaust pipe to the extent that I couldn't move the car or it would be dragging all over the road.
Idaham was extremely nice though. He spent the next 15 minutes trying to figure out a way to tie it back up but we both didn't have any idea how to.
Fortunately my Dad has this practice to keep two things in a car.
1) A Jumpstart cable in case the car engine died and needed help in starting up again.
2) A ROPE!!! (in case we needed to tow the car).
So we used the rope and tied the exhaust pipe to the lid of the car boot so I could drive again and send the car to the workshop the next morning.
My uncle Danny was nice enough to lend me a car of his to use.
Even after I had gone home that night Idaham called me again to check on me to make sure I was ok. He was a little worried about how much the damage would cost, but I told him we'll find out in the morning.
The next morning, Idaham texted me anxious about how much the damage was going to cost. Finally the mechanic quoted us RM550 for the repairs. It was a lot of money and I was going to have to come up with it first to pay the mechanic but Idaham assured me that he will pay me back for it no matter what.
I'm glad... because I've been in a few car accidents before and none of them were as apologetic and helpful as Idaham.
Just compare Idaham to the asshole lorry driver that banged me two years ago while I was at a traffic light waiting, then gave me a wrong phone number and quickly ran away (though I made a police report with his number plate). A world of a difference!
Thank you Idaham..... if anyone were to bang me again... I would really like it to be you. And I really hope you win a RM100,000 cash prize or some big reward from somewhere because people like you are the ones that deserve it.
Funny thing though is that Idaham later that day asked me if I was working. I said yes and he asked me where.
I said I work at a company called Nuffnang.
And he went
"Ooohh!!! I know Nuffnang! I'm a member there too!"
I laughed and said
"Yeah.. hehee we do blog advertising"
What a small world indeed :)