Today, the Universe decided that it hates people in my life.
1. Brandon tore his calf muscle
As he changed the oil on his car on Friday, Brandon discovered some coolant leakage. Upon further inspection by the auto shop, there are more than just that. We think the Anniversary accident knocked things loose. So, this morning, instead of waking up to drive me to my stop, the Mister decided to sleep in a little. I left my car 5 blocks down at my bus stop.
As he was walking over to the car, Brandon stepped off the curb and, according to his ER doctor, probably landed wrong on his heel. He heard something popped and he was in excruciating pain and couldn’t put his foot down. Being a Marine, dude sucked it up, hobbled across the 6 lanes to the other side, then his body went into a bit of shock and he sat down and passed out for a second. He then proceeded to hobble some more to the car, got in, calmly called me, and drove himself to the ER about 8 blocks down.
I received the call around 8:30.Â By the way, I’m in Downtown LA, 25 miles away, with no easy way to get home at that time.Â You see, my special commuter bus runs 3 times into town and twice out in the evening.Â If you need to get back any other time, you’ll have to take the Disneyland bus to Norwalk Station and either catch 2 more buses to get to my house or someone else have to come get you from the station.
Thank GOD for my former bus buddy Patty who retired about a month ago.Â I called her asked for a ride and she was available.Â Now, skip to read #2 and come back to read the rest of this.
Patty dropped me off at the ER and I waited for a good hour before Brandon hobbled out on crutches.Â Torn calf muscle, he said, and possible torn tendon but they don’t know that yet.Â And now we were off to his physician to get a referral to see a specialist and get an MRI or something else.Â His doctor gave him a shot of stuff and sent us home with vicodin.
2. Patty’s car died on the way to rescue me
After she hung up with me, my friend Patty went to finish her errands.Â Her car sputtered and died on the way home.Â Thank GOD her sister was home, so she drove over to sit with Patty’s car until AAA arrives so Patty could use her car to come get me.
3. A coworker had to go to the hospital
Meanwhile, as I ran from work to come home to take care of Brandon, a coworker apparently got ill enough to need to be rushed to the hospital.
4. Burbank DMV’s computer system went down
My boss took the morning off to go to her DMV appointment.Â System was down so no appointment could be kept.Â She pretty much wasted her morning.
5. The bus before my usual home bound bus broke down
Ana took the bus into town with me this morning.Â She usually takes a different bus or she would drive.Â However, she was getting on the earliest bus home.Â She waited, and waited, and started to get panicky about the bus home.Â As she found out later, when my usual bus showed up, the one she was waiting for has broken down.Â So she was on a super crowded bus back, behind her usual schedule.
I’m telling you. Cosmic Fuckery.