Fortunately there was no damage to people or cars, and no need even for information exchange (the spare tire rides pretty low on the Liberty and I think that's what she hit), but this illustrates perfectly one of my pet peeves.
Phones in the car suck. HANG UP AND DRIVE ALREADY.
I love the convenience of my cell phone, but I don't feel the need to be available to everyone 24/7, and I don't understand people that can't make it through a car ride without getting on the horn. Half the time I don't even have mine turned on. It's good to unplug and disappear for awhile. Keeps people wondering what you're up to.
I do answer the phone in the car, but they are short "yes or no" conversations unless I'm on a road trip and/or my headset is on. Technology is wonderful, but it must be used with responsibility.
The lady that hit me was very nice and apologized profusely. I could tell she felt really bad, but I hope she learned something from it as well. (One of my fav quotes: When you lose, don't lose the lesson.) I decided the day could only get better from there, so that was a good thing. I couldn't help thinking about one of the Pooh stories Mom used to read to me though; Tigger falls into the river and says, "I was pushed! :humph:"
It's been a long day though and now I must get a few hours of sleep before I make the same trek again; hopefully tomorrow won't be so bumpy.