My puppy Patron threw up again and I had to take him to the vet. The doctor told me that they would need to keep him till late afternoon to run some tests, parvo, worms and parasites; this was the only way to get a diagnosis. On my way home I felt sad that my puppy was sick. Then, it started to rain. I just thought the sky felt like I did..sad. It started raining harder. I could barely see. Then I saw her, Posey, I found out later that was her name. She was a 78 year old Buick driver. She had made a quick lane change in front of me and then a COMPLETE STOP out of nowhere! It was raining, the ground was slick. I think I need new tires. I swerved out of the way but my effort failed miserably. CRAP we’re making contact. We pull over into a nearby parking lot and she starts yelling at me “Way to go. You ruined my damn day”. Another sting of obscenities begins. I had never heard an old lady cuss before. Weird. I had never been in an accident before either. The damage was bad. I just remember thinking I am glad no one was riding in the passenger side. The front of my car looked like a waded up paper ball. A few people from local businesses came out to see if Posey was OK. Not one person approached me. A few minutes later the police arrive. I am scared and I can’t believe the day I am having. We each say our side of the story to the officer, her attitude quickly changes she begins calling me “dear, and darling”. Polite chit- chat in front of the officer. UGH – I was so upset she completely changed the scene of the accident and turned on her grandma charm. I wanted to puke. She claimed she was in the center lane trying to turn and “out of nowhere” I hit her from behind. LIAR! I then told the officer that she made a quick lane change and immediately stopped in a thru traffic lane, NOT in the center lane, for no reason. She insisted that I wasn’t telling the truth and that regardless of what I said I rear–ended her and that meant it was my fault. She added “I have been driving for more than 50 years and I know what I am doing”. Just like that, she had everyone convinced that I was at fault. I mean, I know I haven’t been driving as long as she had, but should that mean that I’m not telling the truth, or it’s my fault? But seriously, the events did not happen like she said and if the police report would have stated the facts of the case like they really happened I might have been able to prove to my insurance company that it was not my fault. But I couldn’t, the police officer was convinced she was telling the truth because of her age and driving experience. He claimed I should have had more distance between my car and hers. How could I? She wasn’t in front of me until she stopped right away. I just don’t think that’s fair. I think after a certain age people should have to pass a driving test again. I understand that more experience is good, but I also think that there is a point when people age that they begin to lose their perfected abilities. Oh yeah and after $134 in tests Patron is ok, apparently he ate some grasshoppers and it upset his stomach.