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Mopick - Posted - 12/29/2009:  10:08:21


My wife didn't go to work this morning because she isn't feeling well. She asked me if I wanted her to back the car out. She usually leaves before me, so I can get into my old car and go to work. I thought she meant for her to back her car out so I could get in mine, but she thought I was going to drive her car today instead. Anyway, her 2009 Malibu was behind me in the drive. I was keeping my eye on the edge of the garage door as I backed out my old 1992 Dodge Shadow and I backed right into it. I heard this sound of plastic, I thought I hit the garbage can, but no....it was the Malibu. There is a nice big round dent in the plastic cowling at the front right corner. Not a scratch on the 92 Dodge.

She is still mad at me. Oh well, I called the Gecko and made an appointment for the adjuster to come make an estimate. They asked me if I made a police report. I told them, "I backed into myself." I don't want to press charges against me. LOL.


Randy

BConk - Posted - 12/29/2009:  10:39:26


....dude

Gomer - Posted - 12/29/2009:  10:49:15


Oh Well! At least you didn't hit the acclerator and slam into the garage, knocking down a structural beam which collasped the house, tearing at the electrical wires that fell into the bath tub which was full of water and your wife, fatally electocuting her and causing a fire which resulted in three fireman suffering smoke inhalation, one of whom expired because the ambulance that arrived late since the emergency dispatcher gave the wrong address was speeding to get to your house and slammed into the back of your wife's car when he couldn't stop in time. I hope nothing got hurt except your dignity and I hope that you will think better of that very soon. Happy New year!

pandjlocke - Posted - 12/29/2009:  11:03:39


I know it shouldn't, but reading your story just cheered me up, somehow. That is probably sick and I should have that looked at.
Anyway, I hope it all turns out OK and gives you and your wife something to laugh at later.

Mopick - Posted - 12/29/2009:  11:18:21


quote:
Originally posted by Gomer

Oh Well! At least you didn't hit the acclerator and slam into the garage, knocking down a structural beam which collasped the house, tearing at the electrical wires that fell into the bath tub which was full of water and your wife, fatally electocuting her and causing a fire which resulted in three fireman suffering smoke inhalation, one of whom expired because the ambulance that arrived late since the emergency dispatcher gave the wrong address was speeding to get to your house and slammed into the back of your wife's car when he couldn't stop in time. I hope nothing got hurt except your dignity and I hope that you will think better of that very soon. Happy New year!



I knew there was a bright side to this story.


Happy New Year!

Randy

trapdoor2 - Posted - 12/29/2009:  11:30:07


Join the crowd. I backed my wife's Prius into my truck last week. CRUNCH...time for a new rear bumper...didn't scratch the truck.

At least my wife took a positive attitude. After the initial shock, she shrugged and told me that she'd been thinking about getting the bumper facia painted because it was "all scratched up" from loading/unloading stuff over the past 4 yrs.

===Marc

KE - Posted - 12/29/2009:  11:33:03


The rest of the day can't help but be better.

Louisiana Rose - Posted - 12/29/2009:  11:36:28


At least you only hurt the car, hope your wife is feeling better

steve davis - Posted - 12/29/2009:  11:56:26


I would recommend looking behind you when your backing up.

Mopick - Posted - 12/29/2009:  12:30:19


quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I would recommend looking behind you when your backing up.



That's always good advice, Steve. Funny how you get so used to doing something it almost becomes automatic. I'm used to her being gone before I leave, and I was looking over my right shoulder at the edge of the garage door to make sure I didn't it it. I have to get over pretty far to allow for both cars in the garage.


R.D.

steve davis - Posted - 12/29/2009:  12:31:56


We are creatures of habit.

minstrelmike - Posted - 12/29/2009:  12:36:06


Well at least your wife didn't have to come out and knock out all the windows with a golf club to to rescue you from an accident where the airbags didn't even go off. The fallout from those kinds of 'accidents' appears to be extremely severe.

mike gregory - Posted - 12/29/2009:  12:36:06



But are we creatures of GOOD hobbits?

banjobilly32 - Posted - 12/29/2009:  12:41:49


If it just caved in the plastic bumper, wait for a warmer day or put the car in a heated garage, then put some heat lamps on the dented area. Sometimes it will pop right back out!

It's only a minor mishap for sure!

Mopick - Posted - 12/29/2009:  13:04:25


quote:
Originally posted by minstrelmike

Well at least your wife didn't have to come out and knock out all the windows with a golf club to to rescue you from an accident where the airbags didn't even go off. The fallout from those kinds of 'accidents' appears to be extremely severe.



You got that right. If you could have seen the look her face, you would know that I'm glad I'm not a golfer.



R.D.


Edited by - Mopick on 12/29/2009 14:08:12

Banjo John C - Posted - 12/29/2009:  13:16:36


Be prepared to hear about that for a loooooong time

MarkRough - Posted - 12/29/2009:  14:15:53


quote:
Originally posted by BConk

....dude



Couldn't have said it better myself.

dat - Posted - 12/29/2009:  14:21:10


I'm glad I didn't do that, my bride doesn't get mad easy, but that would have done it

robbif - Posted - 12/29/2009:  15:31:15


Old car vs. New car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joMK1WZjP7g

saphine - Posted - 12/29/2009:  15:37:29


Great wife...you're still breathing!

Banjoitus - Posted - 12/29/2009:  18:19:14


You keep the 92' Dodge in the garage, and the new Malibu in the driveway? Hmmmmmmmm.

fivebranch - Posted - 12/29/2009:  20:45:53


Must be a bad day for backing into things. I backed into a wall with my company van at a hotel I stayed in last night. Just a dent in the bumper and some paint. A small momento to ever warn me to brake harder after going from reverse to drive. It seems I have a bad habit or as Mike would say hobbit of backing in reverse putting the van in neutral then drive. I coasted back into the wall.

bikebum - Posted - 12/30/2009:  03:50:30


Back in the dark ages I had a habit of parking my car in the garage with the manual transmission in reverse. That usually saved a few seconds in the mornings when I would get in the car, put the key in the ignition switch, push the clutch pedal to the floor, start the car and let the clutch out. This was all done in one very quick well honed, fluid movement. One morning I found that my wife had been out in my car (the night before) dinking around with who knows what and put the tranny in low gear. Found out that I had very quick reflexes. The front bumper got the dirt polished off by a wall stud with no resultant damage to the wall or the car.

Mopick - Posted - 12/30/2009:  06:13:37


quote:
Originally posted by Banjoitus

You keep the 92' Dodge in the garage, and the new Malibu in the driveway? Hmmmmmmmm.



They were both in the garage. My wife moved the Malibu out onto the drive way a few minutes before I backed into it. I have a prosthetic leg and I need a lot of room to get into my car (to get the door wide open). Normally, she leaves a few minutes before I do to go to work and it leaves me room to get in my car. Yesterday morning she didn't go to work because she wasn't feeling well, she asked me if I wanted her to back the car out. Me thinking she was backing it out to give me room to get in the shadow, her intending for me to drive the Malibu instead of the Dodge. So she backs it out into the middle of the drive. I get in the Shadow and am looking over my right shoulder at the garage door, thinking the Malibu was on the left side of the drive-way. When I heard the crunch. It's all plastic. No damage at all to the good old Dodge.

My other car is a 95 Jeep Wrangler that stays outside all the time, but it's more of a toy. Too bad I wasn't in the Jeep with those Iron bumpers, that would have really tore up the plastic Chevy. Before we bought the Malibu for her to drive, she drove the Shadow and I drove the Jeep.

Randy

Mopick - Posted - 12/30/2009:  06:17:11


quote:
Originally posted by robbif

Old car vs. New car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joMK1WZjP7g




Yep. Crumple zones. That's what I hit....all plastic.


R.D.

Banjoitus - Posted - 12/30/2009:  06:29:19


I'm sorry for your incident Mopick I was only joshing you a little.

Mopick - Posted - 12/30/2009:  07:04:44


quote:
Originally posted by Banjoitus

I'm sorry for your incident Mopick I was only joshing you a little.



LOL. Well, that 92 Dodge Shadow is a classic. It's a red car with a white convertible top. I get a lot of comments on it.


Randy

Thurber Mingus - Posted - 12/30/2009:  21:56:52


My girlfriend harassed me for a solid week because my 16 year old son hit a mailbox shortly after getting his driver's license, and she didn't think I took it seriously enough...my feeling was that he learned a lesson and at least it was just a mailbox...

In the next 6 weeks, while driving MY truck, my girlfriend...
1. drove into a pole, ruining one of the running boards ($300)
2. Scraped the driver's side mirror off while backing out of the driveway ($150)
and 3. backed into a friend's car which was parked in the driveway behind my truck ($?? as of yet)...

Karma's a b**** :)

bikebum - Posted - 12/31/2009:  04:47:51


And did she turn to you... smile at you... and say 'lesson learned'? ARGGHHH

thkidd - Posted - 01/04/2010:  11:27:39


Hey Randy; serves her right for getting the new car and making you drive the old one!

JK (it's the same at my house). I've done the same thing, except both times I hit my own car. Once, years ago, I was pulling into my parking spot and nicked the left rear fender of my car with the right front bumper of my truck. Then, last year, I backed into my little Toyota Corolla with my wife's Jeep Grand Cherokee. We were running late (as usual) and I forgot that I had parked the Corolla in the driveway behind the Jeep. There was plenty of room to back out and turn, but I went straight back until I felt the jolt and heard the metal crunching. It just left a little scratch on the Jeep's rear bumper, but it broke the rear taillight and pushed the rear of the Corolla in a bit. I bought a used taillight on eBay and used a bottle jack to push the metal back out, and you can't even tell it was damaged.

It really hurts when you damage two of your vehicles at the same time.

Mopick - Posted - 01/05/2010:  11:51:17


I met with the insurance adjuster today. 640 dollars to replace the plastic cowling that covers the front bumper. 250 dollars of that is my part (deductible). Oh well, I really didn't want that new banjo......





Randy



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