Currently under consideration is a lawsuit against Roadfood and Buffetbuster. On Tuesday, while vacationing pleasantly from this website, I took a friend to Urbana for some Roadfood burgers at Crabill's -- a place I'd never heard of before Roadfood. Yes, the burgers were as good as always (How do they cook those things in deep grease yet never get any grease on the buns?), and the Stewart's root beer was wonderfully refreshing.
I then took the long way back to Gahanna, heading south to Springfield and then along U.S. 40 so I could stop at Henry's in West Jefferson in order for my friend to sample the pie (and this part is where Buffetbuster comes in, obviously -- PIE). My friend tried the banana and proclaimed it magnificent, and then would have ordered a slice of the lemon, but was too full from Crabill's.
We then proceeded east on U.S. 40 and into Columbus. And then it began to rain. When it rains in Columbus drivers seem to have difficulty getting around on the resulting oily streets. On West Broad Street (U.S. 40) about ten blocks from downtown we stopped for a traffic light behind a van. While sitting there minding our own business waiting for the light to change a young couple in a van coming up behind us couldn't stop (bad brakes, he said afterwards) and slammed into the rear bumper of my Tucson (a Hyundai, according to a shady character calling himself DocChuck, is a piece of junk that one parks outside one's rundown shack, even if that "shack" is owned by the occupier and not rented in the manner of a small apartment lived in by DocChuck), driving us into the rear of the van stopped ahead of us.
Because the rain and slick streets had resulted in a ton of similar accidents all over the city we were were advised to exchange information and take off.
I got the call from the body shop yesterday, telling me what the insurance company of the driver of the van that hit us had approved for me, in addition to the rental car, of course, and any possible medical bills should there be any: $6,300 for repairs of my "piece of junk" with 27,240 miles on it. Oh, and it'll be at least two weeks before I get it back. ( I have decided that I do not care a whole lot for 2010 Chevrolet Impalas, even if I don't have to pay to drive them.)
So, I am considering suing Roadfood for sending me to Crabill's and Buffetbuster for causing my friend to want some of that damned pie.
I saw a commercial for a lawyer who says if I don't win he gets nothing.
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