King saying, "I'm Sorry" to Mr. Smith.

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KingisnoJoyce

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I only read the accident details from King's book, "On Writing". Mr. Smith was driving irresponsible, off the road, up a blinding hill, and purposefully distracted by a speedy Bullet, his dog. King became a bloody airborne ragdoll. The most powerful thing I ever read of King's, was his telling of Mr. Smith he was sorry following, "I don't know why I said it". If the root of all evil is indifference, King got an extravagant dose of that with this stranger. When the dude with a huge needle at the end of Super Trooper stabs that large brain bug beetle right in the face with super indifference, that makes your hair stand up. It is awful. I think King felt that with Mr. Smith and the sentence could finish, "I am sorry that you are the way you are and the last human being that I may see." My mother was hit by an over excited and anxious ding dong twenty years ago. She has been in chronic pain ever since from this fender bender. I can imagine this moron goon rushing to get somewhere to unload his rotating testicles, crawling vigorously on his insect legs across our streets until the pompous parasite bounced off an angel, my mother. I watch her struggle daily knowing this jolly creaton still circulates possibly pain free to his next fix. I understand the rage here and the demand for justice against a stupid landed boulder glowing with Satan's fingerprints running cracks through good people's fragility for what seems like an eternity.
 

RichardX

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It's extremely dangerous for people to walk or ride bikes on roads but I see it all the time. And it only takes one driver not paying attention or looking at their phone to be seriously injured or killed. You are basically betting your life on the driving skills of every single car that passes you. Not worth it when there are many parks and bicycle paths where you can safely walk or ride. In PA they put all the mailboxes on one side of the road, and I often see elderly people trying to cross the street to their mail boxes while cars are bearing down on them at 50 mph or more. Scary.
 

DiO'Bolic

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It's extremely dangerous for people to walk or ride bikes on roads but I see it all the time. And it only takes one driver not paying attention or looking at their phone to be seriously injured or killed. You are basically betting your life on the driving skills of every single car that passes you. Not worth it when there are many parks and bicycle paths where you can safely walk or ride. In PA they put all the mailboxes on one side of the road, and I often see elderly people trying to cross the street to their mail boxes while cars are bearing down on them at 50 mph or more. Scary.
I live in PA. We get extra points for taking out an elderly person retrieving the mail. j/k. The mailbox situation in PA is exactly as you state. I shake my head all the time with old people that can’t walk more than a shuffles pace crossing main routes to get their mail (Luckily I live on the side of the country road the mailbox is located on). And many of them in nothing more than a housecoat or robe and slippers crossing ice and snow covered roads. Then there’s those people that walk along heavily traveled roads at night dressed in all dark clothes. I say to myself are these people trying to get themselves killed?
 

Neesy

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I only read the accident details from King's book, "On Writing". Mr. Smith was driving irresponsible, off the road, up a blinding hill, and purposefully distracted by a speedy Bullet, his dog. King became a bloody airborne ragdoll. The most powerful thing I ever read of King's, was his telling of Mr. Smith he was sorry following, "I don't know why I said it". If the root of all evil is indifference, King got an extravagant dose of that with this stranger. When the dude with a huge needle at the end of Super Trooper stabs that large brain bug beetle right in the face with super indifference, that makes your hair stand up. It is awful. I think King felt that with Mr. Smith and the sentence could finish, "I am sorry that you are the way you are and the last human being that I may see." My mother was hit by an over excited and anxious ding dong twenty years ago. She has been in chronic pain ever since from this fender bender. I can imagine this moron goon rushing to get somewhere to unload his rotating testicles, crawling vigorously on his insect legs across our streets until the pompous parasite bounced off an angel, my mother. I watch her struggle daily knowing this jolly creaton still circulates possibly pain free to his next fix. I understand the rage here and the demand for justice against a stupid landed boulder glowing with Satan's fingerprints running cracks through good people's fragility for what seems like an eternity.
Sorry to hear about your Mom - I hope she can deal better with the chronic pain knowing she has such a loving son as yourself - Welcome again to SKMB - sending good wishes your way.

All the best for the coming holiday season :snowman:

p.s. You admire Mr. King for being able to forgive, so don't harbour resentment for this awful person who caused the accident - it will just ruin your health.
 

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Get a grip!
I'm taking GNTLGNT's response to mean that he understands your sadness at your mother's situation but doesn't quite understand the rest of your message. He wasn't trying to make light of what you said so you may be misinterpreting his intent. And then again, I may be misinterpreting your response to him. In this type of setting, it comes across as being a bit defensive.
 

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I have seen cities and families fall on misrepresentation via text and social media. 97 percent of communication is body language. When I typed "get a grip", I meant no harm. It was a joke and my body language was that of an angel pouring you a cup of tea. Now, where is my pillow and that rock?
I'm glad we got that cleared up.