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Ked
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posted 03-02-2005 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
~even bad ones!!

Last Thursday was raining and nasty all day.

I was about 20 mins. into a morning aerobic class when a gym employee came to the door and said, "anybody in here drive a Yellow Mustang convertible?"

I stepped out into the hallway and she told me someone had hit my car.

My first response was, "oh, $hit"

Then panic

Then almost tears

then, as I hit the front door the girl that had hit my car was at the door and it was anger.

She said, "it's really not that bad. Just a scrape and will need to be buffed."

I retorted rather briskly, "well, you will be need to be willing to pay for that"

Then I saw it.....

......I felt so bad for being such a nasty grrl!

It was nothing ~ not a dent, not a ding....nothing..... thank goodness!

I apologized for being so yucky and explained to her that I had just gotten the title to the car on Tuesday and for about six weeks had terrible dreams about being hit....

....hopefully this was IT!!!

Now, I hope she learns to drive that big ole' van she was in. I think she hit two of us while backing out of her parking spot.....

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The MOST Conservative Grrl
1970 Mustang Coupe, the SheStang
1994 Mustang GT Convertible, canary yellow, the Queen Bee (aka Bitch)

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65darkhorse
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posted 03-02-2005 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
lucky you, you dodged a bullet! Somee have no respect for other peoples cars. I go out of my way to park my new brand x car in the furthest, most remote parking spot available, and wouldnt you know it, Ive already gotten 2 people {one on each side so at least its symmetrical } that had the kindness to open their doors just a little too wide.

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mustangs68
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posted 03-02-2005 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"dodged a bullet
I was thinking Bullit

I hope thats it,,yea thats it,have good dreams now

sam

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TomP
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posted 03-03-2005 04:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
darkhorse... No respect for others cars? She at least had the decency to seek out the owner, some people wouldn't have. Give her credit for being honest there.

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Fastback68
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posted 03-03-2005 04:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spot on. People who hit others' cars and go out of their way to track down the owner are heroes.
Mind you, I've done that too ... so maybe I'm being a little boastful

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 03-03-2005 05:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May all your GOOD dreams come true..

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65darkhorse
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posted 03-03-2005 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
darkhorse... No respect for others cars? She at least had the decency to seek out the owner, some people wouldn't have. Give her credit for being honest there.

Tom, if you re-read my post, I said that she was lucky. Then I went on to say that some people (in other words other people, not the girl that hit her) might not have been that nice and just driven off - as was the case with me.

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ccode67
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posted 03-03-2005 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good dreams from now on okay.

A couple of years ago, I bought my Ranger, just a POS to drive and abuse, first day I drove it to work, door ding, stinkin thing had less than 200 miles on it. Of course no one admitted to it, and these are guys I work with everyday.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-03-2005 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65darkhorse:
Tom, if you re-read my post, I said that she was lucky. Then I went on to say that some people (in other words other people, not the girl that hit her) might not have been that nice and just driven off - as was the case with me.

I'd go further and say MOST people will take off these days if they think they won't get caught. At least that's been my experience. I think ethical people are down to about 10-15% of the population.

I remember a time when payroll made a mistake and paid me a $200 bonus I wasn't entitled to, and I called them and had it corrected. Word spread through the office that I had done that and everyone, with the exception of one other guy, and including the person I spoke to in payroll thought I was an idiot.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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Ked
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posted 03-04-2005 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yes, she definately did the right thing by telling me.

I felt bad for being a jerk and did apologize to her for that.

I think it's important to be honest, Steve.

And would have done the same thing you did.

the way I look at it is eventually payroll will find their mistake and want their money back....

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LiLoMe
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posted 03-04-2005 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LiLoMe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has not to do with my mustang, but my company car. I was at a store doing business. Left the store heading for thre parking lot when a lady came up to me to tell me someone just hit me car and left a note on it. How nice..........NOTE READ: " I HIT YOU CAR "
thats it, no number,no information.

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ragtopjr
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posted 03-05-2005 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back in 1998 when I had my "ONLY" brand new car ever (Escort ZX2)...

Not a dent, not a ding, not a scratch.... New car smell still in tact!!!

I was at a restaurant in Calgary and the lot was pretty much full....

Except for the perfect spot!!!

Right beside a beautiful red 1967 Mustang!!!

I thought the owner of such a fine automobile would have the same kind of respect for other peoples cars as I have!

Apparently not!!!

My first ding in my brand new car was given to me by a classic owner!

I was pissed!

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Ed
1984 5.0L LX Conv
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ragtopjr
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posted 03-05-2005 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ked
We all think the worst when it comes to our cars, its just a natural reaction!

We all love our cars, they are much more then just a mode of transportation and we sometimes over react!

Its a great thing that the girl did come looking for you, also very rare

Glad it was nothing!


Now get those good dreams flowing!!!!

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Ed
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Big D
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posted 03-08-2005 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I started reading this Post,, I thought you were going to tell us the girl hit your Convt. and NOW you can have someone else pay for the much needed repairs..

That's pretty much what is happening to 6T6.. The crumbled fenders are taking care of all the other little dings as well as totally painted and new & improved FLAMES..

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Don
6T6 Fastback
331 STROKER, T-5

Royal Blue Metallic w/SoonToBeNewAndImprovedFlames
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First Time out..
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whiteknight289
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posted 03-08-2005 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whiteknight289   Click Here to Email whiteknight289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes an accident can have a silver lining in the form of an insurance payment. Just because they say you have $xx dollars in damage doesn't mean you have to spend the money that way.
I had some damage to the side step/nerf bar on my truck, along with some dents along the rocker panel. They wrote me a check to cover the damage and said if the shop I take it to needs more money they would have to call for a re-inspect.
I decided to live with the dented rocker (its hardly noticeable), used the money to pay for stainless side bars and dual exhaust. Still have money left over for hood black-out and side stripes!
Scott

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mustangs68
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posted 03-08-2005 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I belive in "what come around - Goes around" I dang carefull
Sam

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