Fiorella drove to Austin yesterday and fulfilled a tight schedule, then dropped by Walgreen's on University Avenue in Georgetown. In the parking lot, despite her honking madly, she was front-ended by the solid rear end of a Toyota driven by a ninety-year old woman backing out of a parking space. Instead of taking responsibility and apologizing, the woman was confrontational, wanting Fio to move her car so she could leave. When told she had rammed into Fio's car, which was hard to do because her hearing was so bad that Fio had to shout, the woman glanced at Fio's baby car and said, "No harm done." Her traveling companion, a short, stout woman of about the same age, got out, looked at Baby, and said, "Where's the dent?" When Fio tried to explain that her friend had rammed into her, she said, "I'm deaf. I can't hear you."
Fiorella doesn't know what internal damage may have been done to her car--or herself--but she'll find out. And she'll also do everything within her power to get Sue Halter's driving license revoked--if she has one.
Come to think of it, she probably doesn't. That's probably why Sue and her cohort were so anxious to flee the scene.