On Monday my car finally went into the panelbeaters after a taxi nailed me almost two months ago.
I was a dumbass, and didn't get the R20-extra courtesy car option with my insurance, so am stuck without transport until Friday afternoon.
You cannot live without a car in Johannesburg. It simply is not an option to have no vehicle.
So I am henceforth relying on my colleague to take me home after work, and Small Bum to take me to work in the mornings. I hate feeling so needy, it frightens me.
See, I could take a taxi from Rosebank and get off in Norwood, I suppose, but seriously this is just not feasible. I used to take taxis regularly in Cape Town as a student, but they are safer and more reliable there.
Also, taking a taxi would just make me angrier, since it was one of these little fuckers that crashed into me and put me in this position in the first place. I therefore do not wish to support the taxi service at all, especially since the aforementioned taxi driver has no insurance, meaning I have to shell out R2 000 in excess for my broken bumper.
In addition to my broken bumper, there is something clanging in my engine. My insurance and the panelbeaters are giving me a hard time saying that this is not their problem. Who's problem is it then, faeces face?? They are currently pretending that they didn't pick up this [fucking loud] clanging at the assessment to start with.
I am so sick of fighting for stuff. Fighting for my car to come back before the weekend, fighting for everything to be fixed properly, constantly being on guard because you just KNOW someone is always trying to rip you off.
In the meantime, I am without a car at all, and feeling needy is not something I handle very well.