It has been a while since I have written. I was waiting to find out how things were going with in a normal ( if that is what you can call it) sense. I'm a pretty honest person and not normally a very vocal person -unless I'm completely strong with my emotions. And to be honest with you - being in my mid- fifties I feel like those emotions overwrite anything ( I have that right)- therefore I feel I can be very vocal. So to those that have a hard time with that - put your fingers in your ears and don't listen. And don't read either.
Tom, I read everything you shared here. Every little detail. Someone once told me that I should be a detective - and I did not pursue that (unfortunately - I could have been another GI Joe or whatever they are called). Anyway, I can read in between everything that transpired here and the guy is not being honest in some way. I don't think he is - sincere - I just don't think he is in reality. He hit you. We all know that. I don't think it is fair to you that there is an excuse for this.
He needs to admit his wrong doing - period. If he cannot do this there is absolutely no excuse and - he is even more fault for what happened to you. There is no doubt that he ran you over - it is what happened and this should be acknowledged. That is what I think it will come down to - and if your judge is compassionate - he will see this. And he/she will also see what is right and what is wrong - no matter who the person is in this community. And if this does't happen then I have lost all hope in the political process. And my education is in Political Administration.
In my thoughts - your friend Sharon
(p.s. Hope this sound logical with a couple glasses of wine)