I got rear ended today coming home from work. I was driving on the highway, traffic slowed rapidly, I hit the brakes, looked in the rear view mirror, noticed the car behind me wasn't stopping, and WHAM! They hit me, and I go skidding into the truck in front of me. No one was hurt, but I'm fairly certain my 1997 Honda Civic is totaled. I'll be talking to the insurance company in the next few days. My parents left yesterday to go to Austria for 10 days, so I'm trying to decide when to tell them. Funny thing is, I hit a deer over Christmas break, and just had $1500 of body work done on my car (mostly paid for by insurance, thankfully), and the way I hit the truck in front of me, the damage is almost identical to the deer. I laughed out loud. I'm in pretty good spirits since it wasn't my fault. I'm just sad that I'll probably have to say goodbye to my car. I love my little Civic. Anyway, I don't know why I felt compelled to tell this to my internet friends, but I will anyway.