What a day, and what a night! When I was driving home from work yesterday, I was composing a blog post in my mind about the crappy attitude of one of my so-called advanced students during a use of force simulation. That was until there was a car accident a hundred yards in front of me on I-95.
I stopped and assisted at the scene until Virginia State Troopers were on the scene and then got on my way, knowing for certain that I had used up my time to get home and change clothes for the wedding that I was going to be attending that afternoon.
OK, so I drove straight to the church and sat in the parking lot. I thought that it would be bad form for me to show up in my by-now sweaty, grimy uniform. I figured that at least I could be there when the couple came out (and explain to Mrs. Gunfighter what had kept me). Ha. I decided that it might be best if I just went home, showered and changed and waited for the Mrs. and Soccer Girl so that we could go to the reception together.
Well, I turned out of the church parking lot, as distracted as all heck, and was going the wrong way! So, a hundred yards down the road, I made a U-turn… and got stuck in a very deep, very muddy ditch!!! I was assisted by the cops from the county I live in, a wrecker was called, my car was dragged from the ditch, and I was on my way. I got home got cleaned up, and we were off to the reception!
Despite the crappy afternoon, the reception was great! We got to see friends that we hadn't seen in months, but most importantly, we got to celebrate the marriage of two really good young people, whom I know with all of the certainty that I can muster, will have a long, loving and happy life together.
Congratulations and blessings, Lindsay & John!