So I was headed home from work Friday and I hit a car in front of me. I got the crap knocked outta me and couldn't (still can't) remember how it happened. The other driver claimed he had stopped short of the intersection to wave to some friends. I thought maybe I had no0dded off as it was after a long week of 5 x 12hr days. Either way, both of us got tickets. I was don't phase easily, but I was banged up and the wife was concerned, so I went to the ER, got X-rayed and sent home. I was sore as hell the next day, but nothing too bad, but the ER called and said there was an abnormality in my X-Ray, so to come in for further testing. The tests revealed that there is indeed something wrong with my cervical vertebrae, but nothing "acute". So I took 1 day off (Monday) and came to work this morning, with Dr.'s note in hand. Thought all was good, but got called in to the safety trailer about 9:30am and told the release was not good enough and to come back when I got a "more detailed" note specifically noting "without restrictions"!!! So now I'm really getting worried, but since I'm feeling better I thought, "Get a better note and show up tomorrow", well. . . the Neck and Back Dr. won't release me until he can see me NEXT WEEK SOMETIME!!! WTF!!?!?!?!? Now my truck's wreaked, I can't work and who knows what's up with the neck deal!?!?!?! Anyways, life can change in the blink of an eye folks. . . I knew this wouldn't be a simple "fender bender", but I never imagined it would affect my job. I should have lied and said I was sick. . . Oh, wait. . . they have been threatening to FIRE folks for "unexcused absences"! Now the insurance lady is calling wanting a story recorded of my recollection (or lack of) of the accident and conversation of the folks afterward. Well there's my rant of the day, Thanks.