Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Militant's Little Car Accident

Saturday night turned out to be an unusual night for the Militant. After receiving a call from an operative who wanted to go hang out and check out a DJ at a venue in a nearby suburban city, the Militant offered to drive over to the operative's Hollywood pad, pick him up and carpool over.

As most Hollywood residents know, street parking is tight and the Militant had no choice but to sit on a curb, phoning the operative to alert him he was waiting outside.

Just then, a cargo van in front of him (most likely used to transport equipment for his indie band) started to back up and before the Militant can engage in reverse...


The Militant instantly got out right away to find a tennis ball-sized gash in the front end of his car (pictured above, show in black and white in order to conceal the actual color of the Militant's auto). Turns out the van's rear trailer hitch punctured through the front of the Militant's car.

A young man soon came out of the van, equally alarmed.

Call it karma, call it irony, call it an irresistible reason to blog, but...the driver of the other car was...

...a hipster.

"Sorry, man, I didn't see you," he said, as he flicked back his shaggy, dyed black hair.

The hipster dude was actually rather considerate and instantly volunteered to give the Militant his insurance and contact information, sans any sort of 'tude. The Militant was too busy laughing inside about the situation to actually get pissed at him.

A pair of women who rode in the van with him also came out and commenced snapping the picture of the damage with their digital cameras. One of them said, "You know, this happens a lot out here."

"Yes," the Militant thought. "Out here. This only happens out here. Because where you're from, you're more liable to get hit by a cow."

But hey, it could have been worse, no one got hurt, no one sped off or denied responsibility, and the damage is easily repairable. It's all up to the insurance companies to deal with.

What did suck was, the operative never called back. After seeing several cars zip by and wanting to avoid another mishap, the Militant left a final message to the operative telling him that he was headed back to the compound, and to call him back. Halfway back to the compound, the Militant got a text message from the flaky operative, saying that it was getting late (it was only 11:30...) and that he opted to stay home.

Some people. All that trouble for nothing. You can safely assume that the hipster driver guy was not the main object of the Militant's disdain that night.


jeffro said...

Sounds like a setup. You sure that operative hasn't gone rogue? You just got lured into giving all your personal information to the enemy. There's probably a van full of hipsters with high-tech spy equipment parked near your compound right now. Be careful. And don't be fooled into opening your door to a trojan cow.

Militant Angeleno said...

jeffro: Thanks for the warning. Actually, the Militant did see a cow standing about a hundred yards from his compound. It looked so out of place, but he probably knew something was very fishy about it.

As far as the van of hipsters with the high-tech spy equipment, the Militant's not so worried about that. They're more into the old retro analog stuff anyway.

Dona Junta said...

That is why I hate going to Hollywood for that reason too many people, too many cars, no parking it's really annoying, but yeah glad it was not more serio...

Anonymous said...

"Yes," the Militant thought. "Out here. This only happens out here. Because where you're from, you're more liable to get hit by a cow."

Hahaha! Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

"Little", ha ha. It seems like these things are happen more frequently, maybe it’s just me that notices all these accidents, deaths and stuff like that, but I’m pretty convinced that the messiah is returning soon, I guess we’ll see. I wonder if they’ll let me bring my Los Angeles personal injury lawyer? I doubt it they’d even let them in the door, ha ha. Thanks for the interesting post.

Anonymous said...

It is a good thing nothing serious happened. Vehicle accidents are nothing new to our daily lives but then again it is not something you can actually get used to. Every time the news covers such a story it still gives me goose bumps. We do have a lot of top notch San Diego Auto Accident Attorney here so no worries.