27 January 2006

Worst Date Ever Meme

Got tagged by Vanna to do this meme but it really got me stumped. I don't think I ever had a bad date before.

I means seriously, if this person is someone that you don't think you are going to have fun with, then why are you still doing going on a date with her? For me, I'd probably like to get to know this person better first before asking that somebody out.

Perhaps the only time that one would get caught in a bad date situation is when he/she goes on a blind date? Well, in my case, I never had one. Never needed one actually.

Now thinking back, if I were to die die pick one, that it would have be the one with the Maddie back in what? 1994?

It was a dinner-and-movie date where I pick her up from her place and we headed for dinner in the Thomson area. We decided to leave the 320SL at home and take my car instead. The dinner was ok, the company was pretty good. Then it was time to head to the movies at Yishun 10.

We were chatting and driving on our way up when we reach a traffic light at around Upper Thomson Secondary School. We were behind a blue Proton when the light turned yellow.

The bugger in front slammed on the brakes. WTF!!!!??? Needless to say, that we were a bit too close for comfort and we slammed into the Proton's back. What better timing then to have a police car pull alongside at the very same time.

When the light turned green the three cars pulled over and the police asked if we wanted to settle this privately given that there were no casualties. Thinking that damage was minor and there was no need to alarm our respective insurance companies (thereby killing ourselves with a insurance premium hike the next year), we waved the good policemen on.

We got out of our cars and assessed each other's damage. The Proton's boot was slightly dented while my front was totally crumpled. In retrospect, it wasn't all that serious as the Honda Civic Esi front is meant to be a crumple zone i.e. to absorb as much of the impact as possible. As ugly and terrible my car my looked, an inspection under bonnet showed that my engine block, radiator escaped unscathed. All thanks to the crumple-zone bumper that made the ultimate sacrifice.

We exchanged details and went on our way. I drove on to Yishun to catch the movie despite a LOT of people staring at our car all the way there and back. Haiz.

The consolation was that the movie was good. However, I was almost $1000 poorer as a result.

- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Thursday, 26 January 2006 9:47 am
ahh... lucky you. at least all of you escaped unscathed. :)

2. Jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 26 January 2006 10:00 am
Never mind, u are RICH mah... and you are supposed to stop when it is yellow light mah.. the driver is a good boy.. otherwise police goes and catch him leh..

3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 January 2006 11:43 am ::
Anna: Yeah. It was just an unfortunately accident. On the other hand, we were fortunately coz nobody got hurt.

Jaschocolate: You are supposed to slow down and get ready to stop when you are APPROACHING the yellow light. Not ZHAM THE BLADDY BRAKE AT THE YELLOW LIGHT!!!
Even the police agree that it was a grey area where neither party was at fault (as far as the yellow light interpretation is concerned) except that I was tail-gating.

4. Jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 26 January 2006 4:47 pm
haha.. ok loh... but maybe he see the police so he scared mah...
Lesson learnt : No tailgating... always leave a car distance away.. wahaha

5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 January 2006 4:51 pm ::
Jaschocolate: very expenseive lesson indeed!

6. aloe left...
Friday, 27 January 2006 10:04 am
er... actually you are supposed to leave 2 cars distance away from the car in front.

7. Sly left...
Friday, 27 January 2006 12:20 pm ::
hehe, at that time.. u busy chattting or doing something else as not to notice the car infront?

8. One Little Twit left...
Friday, 27 January 2006 1:45 pm ::
heyo. must be staring into other headlights therefore so distracted right?! are you back or not?

9. JayWalk left...
Friday, 27 January 2006 5:36 pm :: 
Sly: What are you insinuating??!! Busy chatting only. Honest!

OLT: Yes, I am back! Headlights are merely secondary to me. I like cars and kars!

10. kIm left...
Friday, 27 January 2006 6:08 pm
eeyer.. If I were you, I would kena cold sweat and stunned down there already. Still got mood to go movies!

11. Sly left...
Friday, 27 January 2006 6:12 pm ::
hey man,welcome home...enjoy the holidays !

12. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 28 January 2006 7:46 am :: 
kIm: I is *cough* sibeh stay-dee one*cough cough*

Sly: Thanks dude. Happy holidays to you too!

13. winter left...
Saturday, 28 January 2006 5:34 pm
u finally did it
we all know u stay dee lah.. hahahaha

14. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 28 January 2006 6:21 pm ::
Winter: Eh. You ask me to do one, I die die sure will do one. No scared!

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