Posted: 11/12/2015 at 06:19
Good morning all G'day Pat - I expect you're about
Dark and damp out there this morning. Apparently it's going to start getting a little cooler.
That was kind of your OH Fidget
My car is covered with dings from car parks, but the only time I saw it happen was when I was in the car park stationary in a queue of traffic when a chap in a car reversed out of his parking space into the rear wheel of my car - apparently I hadn't been there when he looked - that must've been a good two or three minutes before he reversed !
When I said it was a good job there wasn't a pedestrian walking past his car he said that he'd have seen a pedestrian! What, and he didn't see a damn Renault Megane???
Fortunately for him his bumper hit my wheel and despite really rocking the car it didn't do any damage - don't think he'll forget doing it in a hurry - he looked pretty sheepish when I'd finished with him.
I find that most dings seem to be the height of the bottom corner of the door of a 4WD-type car - think it's children flinging the door open - nowadays I try to park as far away from other cars as possible.
Once when I was driving home from work a child flung a car door open just as I passed - although I was only doing about 20mph (narrow residential road with humps) it took off most of the side of my little Micra
The car owner/driver explained that it wasn't her fault because it wasn't her child - she'd been picking up her boss's child from school and dropping him off at the hair salon where she worked.
The nice policeman explained slowly and patiently whose responsibility it was