Whoops! Again but Not a Gain; and Now a Loss, Alas!


The bottom panel is dented far worse than it looks here.

My poor little buggy has suffered another bash. This time, with incredible skill, I managed to line up a pillar exactly with the blind spot while reversing, and one of those happy crunching sounds came from behind. Another new light, and probably a new panel — or at least heating and respraying. I have tried suing the pillar for jumping out at me, but it won’t respond. Another day, another ding.
Meanwhile other stuff is going down, to be reported on shortly and involving, inter alia, The Incredible One-man Bulldozer and a Tiresome Experience.

© June 2019 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Whoops! Again but Not a Gain; and Now a Loss, Alas!

  1. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who have trouble driving a car in reverse. Then again I’m one of those arrogant, now ex, professional drivers, spent 20 years driving knocked off over 2 million kilometres and never got into half the strife that you do Leslie!

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  2. You are no more skilful than the rest of us

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  3. SueW says:

    I once did that to a brand new pillar in the school’s new car park. Three colleagues were in the car with me and all swore not to tell the Head it was me! Such honest teachers!

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  4. How traumatic! So sorry that this happened to you.

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  5. disperser says:

    Stationary objects have a way of aggravating is so. It’s like if they think they’re not too blame!

    No remorse, no guilt . . . just silent smugness.

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  6. Arkenaten says:

    There is a chevron sign at the vets which used to be in front of an electrical box. Trouble was, it was just low enough to be completely invisible when reversing. So one day, when someone reversed they drove straight into it.
    The next visit to the vets the staff had obviously seen the ‘ding’ and removed the slightly buckled sign on to the verge where it would be visible..
    Now, every time we go to the vets one of my crew takes great delight in reminding me to ”look in the mirror …. just in case!”
    Fortunately, the vets are none the wiser. I sincerely hope they remain so!

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  7. The Asian says:

    I haven’t had time to catch up on all your posts but it doesn’t sound like things are going well on your side. I hope fate brings you better fortune soon!

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