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Not Quite With It Sometimes

Once upon a time when I was young, I needed to have a car insurance adjuster give me an estimate on the damage done to the car I was driving at the time. I no longer recall what the damage was and how the car got damaged, which makes me think that some one thumped or scraped the car in a parking lot and drove away. Or, something similar that made a big enough of a dent for the Daddy to tell me to take it into an insurance office so that I can get it fixed. Immediately.

Got it. 

At the time I was a big girl working and living in San Francisco. Whoo-hooo!

Very responsible I was, this big girl that I was. I even knew where to take the car, without looking it up in the phone book. Remember that book?

Early one Saturday morning, a friend and I drove over to the State Farm Insurance Office near a mall south of the City. Easy peasy. I went into the office and told a guy what I needed. He picked up a clipboard, and, leading me back outside, asked, "Do you have your insurance card?"

"It's in the glove compartment."

"You get it while I take a look at the damage."

No problem, which was the motto of this big girl that I was.

I sat in the passenger's seat and opened the glove compartment. A whole bunch of stuff came tumbling out. And, sitting right on top of all that stuff were a couple of tampons.


The friend didn't think it was funny at all. "Sue!" She was quite embarrassed when the insurance guy was suddenly behind her.

"Here it is," I said, stuffing everything back into the glove compartment and shutting the door. Snap.  I like to remember the snap as a nice devil-may-care snap. Snap.

"You know we're State Farm Insurance?" asked the insurance guy.


He handed me back the insurance card. "You're with Farmer's Insurance."


It's the letter Q at ABC Wednesday. Q-dedicated posts (or should I say dedicated Q posts?) are especially tough for me. For that matter, so are the other 25 letters of the alphabet.  Click here to check out other Q posts by ABCW participants. Join in, too, if you like.

Thanks, ABCW team!


  1. Ha ha Susie,
    Well i thought that was funny;
    I had a similar experince when i was running
    down a sloping street to catch the Ferry, when my train
    case (remember those) burst open spewing the contents on
    the ground. i managed to stuff most of my belongings
    back into my case and carried on my dash to catch the ferry.
    not to be...Oh noooh! as i canterd along the road there was
    a rather handsome chap running alongside me. I believe you
    dropped these as he thrust into my hands,
    four loose tampons and a pair of briefs (just in case, girl
    can't be too careful!) " I believe these are yours", he said.
    I was so embarrassed thatI wanted to throw my self in the
    river, To make matters worst he sat opposite me on the ferry boat,
    every time I looked up, there was his grinning face looking at me.
    by then I was the colour of crimson I was aged just 21 and newly married.
    best wishes,
    abcw team.

    1. I love your story! I could see it all in my mind. It would make a great scene in a movie, Di.

  2. oopsssss well I guess the big girl was big enough to drive next to the right perons ;-)

    Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

    1. I probably took it to the right insurance office when I next visited folks. I knew where that office was. lol

  3. Oh dear...
    You had part of the name right anyway!

  4. Oh, the tampon incidents ... every woman who's used them has at least one. :)

  5. Quite with it enough for me my dear. You made me laugh. I like any letter of the alphabet that can make me do that. (I think it was the writer instead of the letter that was responsible though!). Thanks.

  6. Great photo and fun story ~ (we all thought we knew so much when younger) ~

    Wishing you the kind of weekend you want ~ ^_^

    1. That's what I say about the young people today. hahaha

  7. LOL! It's funny to think how mature we though we were in our youth. Blessings!

    1. yes, we knew everything back then. What happened to us?

  8. Ha ha:):D Quite funny indeed:) The story and the pic both:)

  9. Quick-minded you!
    Quirky story!


  10. Now that's funny that you had the wrong insurance company. As for the tampons....we all have had experiences and mine was when I was 16 and so embarrassed to have to buy pads because, I was 16. There was no price tag on the pads that I was trying to hide and get through the check out without anyone noticing th I had to buy these. The sales lady went right on the Mike and said that this young blond girl has pads but no price tag. She said it so loud, I was shrinking. When another woman came to see what to look for, that sales lady held it up and said it again so loudly that I wanted to die. I knew she did it on purpose...probably made her day.


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