Saturday, May 22, 2010

Skateboarders and M&M's

I was out all day getting last minute items for my book signing event tomorrow. I'm having light refreshments which includes a chex mix with peanuts and M & M's, cookies (3 kinds) brownies, and a large veggie tray with ranch dip. It's a little mix of savory and sweet.

Because I bought a BIG bag of M & M's and because my sister and I were feeling munchie, we opened those in the car on the way home and were enjoying a little chocolate. After I dropped her off I headed home. As I was passing the high school two teenage boys flew out of the school parking lot on skateboards right into traffic. One of them saw my car and turned but the other didn't even look. He was coming straight at my front bumper, I screeched on my brakes and slammed the horn at the same time. He looked up and stopped abruptly, just inches from my car door. I had the window down because it's warm out and he says, "my bad, I'm sorry I didn't even look." I smiled, glad that I had avoided hitting him. But because of the quick stop, the bag of M & M's went flying. They were ALL over the front of my car on the floor. I lost about half a bag.

I'm glad the kid was okay and I didn't lose all my M & M's!


Aunt Krissy said...

So, are you going to use them in the chex mix? Just brush them off and call it good? ( I jokes!)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a frightening experience. Kids just don't watch the roads. Glad nothing was lost other than a few M&Ms.

Alicia said...

old wise saying....Better to lose your M & M's than your marbles.

crochet lady said...

That was a close call...glad it was just M&M's that got spilled.

Really hope your book signing goes well.