wings and things

Just for the record

on April 3, 2013

Yesterday I wrote about accidentally slamming the taxi door on the taxi driver’s foot. Today I find myself rather anxious about this foot and every time the phone rings I am scared it might be the taxi company suing me for assault, or the police arresting me for battery.

So, just in case either of those two things happen, I thought I would record here exactly what occurred during the foot-slamming incident. After all, detailed documentation might be required if the taxi driver’s toes are injured.

I said goodbye to Anthony and the taxi driver over the roar of the wheelchair taxi’s engine, then, as I was standing next to the taxi driver’s door, and he was seated in his driver’s seat (I thought), I politely closed his door.

Now this is when things are a bit of a blur. You see, the door just wouldn’t close. I kept trying (I think it was about three times), before I realized that the taxi driver was trying to tell me something over the noise of the engine. So I gave the stupid door a final shove and that is when I unintentionally slammed the taxi driver’s foot and his words finally soared above the engine noise.

He said, OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, turned the engine off and pointed to his foot which was wedged crookedly half inside and half outside the taxi.

I then poured a fountain of apologies on him and he forgave me and reassured me that taxi drivers always wear protective boots.

So that’s for the record.

What isn’t on the record is that I seem unable to stop laughing!

48 responses to “Just for the record

  1. prayingforoneday says:

    LOL @: Unable to stop laughing. 🙂
    What you like.. lol

    I think from knowing you here, you are an honest and nice person and would not do this on purpose. I would be a witness in court should we live close 🙂

    You would have had the call already. You will be fine.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Definitely he has a case for common assault … You might be lucky to get a good behaviour bond if it’s your first offence (IF it is????)

  3. adinparadise says:

    Well, I have to ask myself why he didn’t put his foot inside the taxi? I often laugh inappropriately. 😀

  4. I think your laughter was a result of the surreal absurdity of the situation. Kind of “what could be jamming the car door? ohhh his foot… oops” this would make anyone collapse in hysterical laughter. It’s not your fault, sweetie.:)

  5. What a factual and seemingly ‘contrite’ account…except for your last and most impactful sentence…. I think we (I) find it funny also because in different ways we’ve (I’ve) probably done something similar trying to be helpful but missing the mark.. Diane

  6. TBM says:

    I’ve never had my foot slammed in a door. but a friend ran over my foot with her car. Just for the record I didn’t sue. Three weeks later, it was almost back to new.

  7. I like that Diane above writes ‘seemingly contrite’. But I believe you Julie!

  8. FlaHam says:

    Julie, it seems pretty clear open and not so shut case to me regarding your little accident. But just for the record, you might want to edit your post removing the laughing your ass off part, the lawyers might not find the incident quite as funny as you did. —- LMAO Bill

  9. so funny 🙂 especially how you had to Keep closing his foot in it ha ha ha

  10. bulldog says:

    Well I am now laughing my head off again… but if you need a witness, I will tell them the same story you told… I hope I can do it with a straight face…

  11. Robyn Lee says:

    crazy crazy story julie ~ if he forgave you I think you are safe. Hope his boots were really protective… and all is well 🙂 xo

  12. This is FUNNY! The poor man, and his poor foot, but oh, is this FUNNY!

  13. terry1954 says:

    I am still laughing at reading it again!!!!

  14. viveka says:

    How did you manage this??? I’m sure he are okay about .. if he has accepted your apologies – so it’s over his concern. It’s a bit like when I drove over my poor mum with her electric wheelchair … and she ended up on hospital, a few years ago. She have forgiven me .. and she got quite a few stitches. Great story, Julie – but don’t force any door to shut if there is any resistance in the future. *smile

  15. Another smile from you today. I agree, using your blog to “cover your tracks” as it were. Very wise. Do people in Australia sue over crazy little accidents like this? Lord knows they do in the States.

  16. Judith Post says:

    Remind me never to make you mad:) But if you end up behind bars, let me know, and I’ll send cigarettes.

  17. I did find myself laughing… and the more I read, I realized I was laughing out loud! It isn’t funny, but… it’s one of those situations that really is funny… even though there might have been pain involved. If I were the taxi driver, I would know you meant well, not wanting to hurt him… it’s a real accident… later, you’ll probably be teased about it! :))) It really wasn’t funny… but… it was! I’m still laughing, I just can’t help it! The more I think about it, picture it………………………………..

    • jmgoyder says:

      It was like something from a cartoon!

      • I have been in similar situations that were so unbelieveable… so ‘not funny’, but, so hilarious. I enjoyed reading that so much. I needed that wonderful laugh, ha! What kept me laughing was.. that you kept trying to close the door… it wouldn’t close… you didn’t realize his foot was ‘why’….. oh my! :)))))))))))))

  18. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Haha, oh my god! I feel terrible sitting here laughing too lol! Well I hope it’s true that they wear protective boots and that he’s okay.


    Thanks for sharing Julie, hope you’re keeping well 🙂


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  20. Trisha says:

    Now I can’t stop laughing! That poor man…I do hope he really had protective boots on.

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