I picked up our friends without a hitch, but as I was merging onto 283 there was an... incident. I wasn't going more than... 25-30mph(!?!?) as there was a curve in the road, it was dark, and I am usually a pretty safe driver especially when other people are in the car. So luckily, when I saw a deer right in the middle of the road, I was easily able to slow down even more.
The deer ran off into a large grassy area between the on ramp, off ramp, and highway. I looked over at him because I was worried. I didn't want him to run onto 283! He just stood in the grasss. This all happened in a matter of about four seconds.
Then I hit something. I didn't SEE anything, but somehow I hit something!
"Did I hit a deer??? Did I hit a deer???" I cried.
As I think back, it was all a blur. The four of us were totally fine and there wasn't a car behind me. I was just so worried I hit a deer. Paul, Rachel, and Bob told me the deer literally jumped in front of my car and when he landed, he must have hit the side of my car with his foot or something, because he didn't get knocked down. He continued running into the grassy area with the other deer.
I was so hoping they weren't lying to me. I demanded they tell me they weren't lying and that there wasn't a dead deer on the side of the road. I made them promise MULTIPLE times they weren't lying. They assured me that the deer probably wasn't hurt as he simply kept running. But we definitely felt something. I hit the deer somehow.
As I pulled into the brewery, I told them that there better not be blood on the hood of my car, and if there was, I would know that they were lying to me. It turns out, the only thing wrong with my car was a crack in the headlight. So it seems like they told me the truth.
You could say I hit a deer or you could say a deer kicked my headlight. However you want to put it.
Now the only question is, how long can I put off getting my cracked headlight fixed?
The natural question at the end of this post would be, "Did you ever hit a deer?" But... I DON'T WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HIT A DEER OR NOT!
So instead, just tell me how long I can put off the headlight thing.