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25 September 2006 @ 03:02 pm
First nice big dent in my car, hooray  
Yep, isn't it just my luck? Had a wake yesterday, then a funeral this morning. I go back to work, and not long after I'm settled in my office, I'm informed by a workman who is putting down rugs in the building that HE HIT MY CAR. I go outside with him and check, and I've got a nice...okay, not exactly "big", but not tiny either... dent in my car on the left side just above the bumper, with some paint taken off too. He hit my car with his big white van. He didn't even apologize (I guess he figured he didn't have to since I wasn't in the car..*snort*). He just said that he thought it was clear when he was coming out of his space but it wasn't. I had to practically drag his information out of him, and he only gives me his driver license and asked me to let him know how much the damage will cost. I got everything, so guess I'll be calling my insurance company now. He tells me he has done work in this building for 25 years, the super knows him and he will be here tomorrow as well.

So I've had this car for just over a year (was one year in July), and I've got my first ugly dent in it. How wonderful. Not only was I not in such a happy mood due to the funeral (my poor grandmother was pretty upset and she has always been a pretty stoic person ... she kept saying how she is now the only one left out of 9 kids), but now my car is a bit banged up. I can just imagine what else will happen to make this day worse. *sigh* I could have smacked this guy. He didn't bat an eyelash that he hit me (wonder if he was actually proud of it) and there was plenty of room for him to back his van out or whatever he was doing so that he couldn't hit me. There is such a horrible parking situation here. We have all these medical offices, plus a lab and people park in every which way, even making their own spaces. And nothing can be done about it. There was a chance that we could have gotten out of here and moved into a nicer building next door. The parking is very good and it's a nice, quiet little building. Unfortunately the insurance guy who wanted to move in there also and go half with us on the rent backed out, so we're stuck here until at least next June when our lease is up. I just hope we don't renew it. We so need to find a place with a better parking situation.

I can only hope things get better after I go home and can get some rest after this long day.
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Suzotchkasuzotchka1 on September 25th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry about your car! The first dent always hurts the most. I still would've called the cops on that guy! He didn't fork over his insurance info and that's ILLEGAL! Especially since he didn't even apologize! I'd demand an accident report. I hope everything went okay with your insurance company and they didn't give you a hard time.

I hope you have a better day.**HUGS**
jessm78jessm78 on September 27th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Thanks :) Yeah, isn't that the truth? And I had gotten this car after I had an accident (girl decided to use left turn lane as a passing lane) that totaled my previous car. Luckily it was the plastic that got dented and we were able to push it back into shape. Now all I have to worry about is the bit of paint that came off and the broken tail light. I wanted to call the cops on him - but a few people in my building advised against it. I talked to my insurance company and everything seems fine... the guy wants to pay for it himself I think. I'm waiting for someone from the body shop to give me an estimate. Was waiting around almost the whole day to hear back from him. Guess I'll hear tomorrow.

Thanks for the hugs. *hugs back*
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<chris4short on September 26th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
*GASP* NOOOOOO!!! Hmmm It could have been a hit an run if he hadn't reported it... be glad of that. Maybe since everyone and their chicken knows him he will be back and be willing to give some money over to repair your baby!!

I know if anything happens to my car (which we all know it does at some point) I will be crushed. I yell (no lie) at the squirrls who drop nuts from the trees around my house. They are cute evil little things... (((JESS)))
jessm78jessm78 on September 27th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
(((chris))) Yeah I was glad that he at least let me know about it. He seems to think it won't be much of anything and I guess it might not be...hopefully I'll hear from the body shop guy tomorrow.

Ooh evil squirrels... we have some of those here. Don't see them dropping nuts on my car but they like to torment my dog...