On Friday night I was on a crash where half of the intersection was closed because of fluid and debris and disabled cars.
There was a male and female from one of the vehicles standing on the corner. They were in their late teens and had a serious look on their faces. While I was talking with them I got the feeling they were a little stressed, so I decided to lighten the mood up as I asked, “Do you want to hear a funny story?”
With a look of relief the female said, “Yes.”
I then told them about a guy I stopped earlier in the night for running a red light. After hearing the story the female laughed, The male seemed to have a lot on his mind and didn’t say anything. Oh well, at least I tried.
A little while later, I was standing across the street from the teens when a car drove up and parked. A woman got out and said, “Those are my kids,” as she pointed to them. She crossed the street and went to hug them.
A few minutes later they came back as they headed toward mom’s car. As they walked by the daughter waved and said, “Thanks for making us laugh.”
The mom didn’t understand and looked at both of us. That’s when I told her the story. When I was done, she also laughed.
Before leaving the mom said, “I drove by the intersection a few minutes ago and saw the police cars.”
“Oh yeah?” I said.
“I got to 7-Eleven and my phone rang. It was my daughter and she told me they were in an accident. I didn’t realize it was them when I drove by.”
“Wow. What are the chances of that happening?” I said.
The woman then smiled and said, “Thanks for entertaining them.” She walked away a happy customer.
It’s always a good thing when someone can smile and say thank you when they walk away from a crash. It’s also a good thing when they get your jokes.