My talent just continues to....well, amaze us all. A new marvel of mine arose today and I'm still pondering my powers. I was crossing the parking lot from my car with intent to enter Walgreens. As I was moving along, just a few feet over, a lady was backing her shiny and expensive red car. Beside her was a parked van blocking her from viewing oncoming traffic. There was a pick-up moving at a good clip (he couldn't see the red car backing) and contact was certain. The speed of both made it obvious they would soon reach impact and collisional damage could be assumed.
Being a combination of Zorro, The Lone Ranger, and Quicks Draw McGraw, I began waving my arms for them to stop. In the urgency of the moment I forgot to quit walking and tripped on the curb. Now that was weird. I went sprawling face down across the concrete. It happened so fast I didn't see anything. It wasn't even a blur. It was just sudden, fast, and splat. It's like everything went dark. Weirder yet, it seemed I didn't fall but that the sidewalk rose up to slap me across the head.
Oh sure my hands were scraped, but nothing serious. I could have called 911 or brought in a helicopter, but I felt getting up and bravely continuing my shopping would be the heroic thing to do. I must say I was amazed at how quickly my hands and arms could think as I was really focused on directing traffic. They (quick thinking arms and hands) protected me from the oncoming concrete slab. But do you know what is really amazing? Both drivers saw me fall and slammed on their brakes! Yep! I guess it might be possible that I saved their lives. I rescued them from physical and financial injury.
State Farm can thank me. Both drivers can thank me. I intervened! Z, LR, or Quicks? Oh, it doesn't matter. Now, there won't be an awards ceremony. It won't be necessary. Shucks, it was just all in a day's work of caring for the many anonymous of my community.