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Old 11-07-2014, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Women and driving

I was running to Home Depot last night for something for http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...dam-30382.html when a woman tried changing into the portion of my lane I was busy occupying. She hit my car, pulled back, pulled over, and apologized. I got out, looked at my car, and marveled that aside from the actual mirror itself shattering, my car did not look any worse than before.

I wanted a free paint job!

She kept apologizing while I called Honda and asked how much for a new mirror. They would need to order one, but it would be something like $196.70--it was ten percent less on-line, and I was not even mentioning Majestic ($143.71 shipped). She asked if I knew how to replace it myself and then asked if she could just give me two hundred dollars. She actually gave me $250 and I bought a used mirror for thirty dollars. Car-part does not show any black bumpers in the state of Arizona. While I would actually like for my car to be white or silver, I do not plan on replacing one part at a time. They sold me a white fender for forty dollars. Do you think that it would be cheaper to paint a fender than straighten one?

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When I have permission and reason to post a picture of a beautiful woman I will.

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Old 11-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I knew someone would bring it up. I did a quick Google search and the wiki here was the first result. Arizona law requires two exterior mirrors.

I absolutely hated driving without it and she obviously did not use hers.
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Some minor accidents can be easily fixed like that. I backed into a women or so she said with a straight truck one intersection. I almost ran the light and backed up to unblock traffic. I should of continued on in retrospect

I hear a horn honking, saw nothing behind me. She had a small infinity suv from the 80s. I saw no damage. I asked her what happened, she said I backed into her. I told her I was sorry and asked her to look at the damage.

She couldnt find anything. She was still crying. I told her it was up to her, we can pull over to the next street and wait for the cop to get a police report and our insurances involved and that I had extra insurance on the truck as it was a rental.

I think that turned her off and she started to straight out. She said she didnt want to do all that. I went back and showed her her front end and that I could see any damage and if she had any check engine lights on, nope, nothing.

Finally I said let me buy you lunch and gave her 20 bucks. She said that was fine and I said you are ok if I drive off now? She said yes, so I got in my truck and left the next green light.
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Well, you're either $220 or $180 ahead on the deal. You can Plastidip the whole car for $80 or so. Unless you go for the holographic flip-flop top coat—that would be more.
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Some minor accidents can be easily fixed like that. I backed into a women or so she said with a straight truck one intersection. I almost ran the light and backed up to unblock traffic. I should of continued on in retrospect

I hear a horn honking, saw nothing behind me. She had a small infinity suv from the 80s. I saw no damage. I asked her what happened, she said I backed into her. I told her I was sorry and asked her to look at the damage.

She couldnt find anything. She was still crying. I told her it was up to her, we can pull over to the next street and wait for the cop to get a police report and our insurances involved and that I had extra insurance on the truck as it was a rental.

I think that turned her off and she started to straight out. She said she didnt want to do all that. I went back and showed her her front end and that I could see any damage and if she had any check engine lights on, nope, nothing.

Finally I said let me buy you lunch and gave her 20 bucks. She said that was fine and I said you are ok if I drive off now? She said yes, so I got in my truck and left the next green light.

...and that's "How I met your mother..."
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Well, you're either $220 or $180 ahead on the deal. You can Plastidip the whole car for $80 or so. Unless you go for the holographic flip-flop top coat—that would be more.
Eighty-one dollars?

I really do not want to draw attention to my car, which is at odds with ecomodding, but I cannot imagine anything ecomodical about whatever you just named.

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...and that's "How I met your mother..."
When I was eighteen, I was with a friend that backed into a couple at K-mart. As they exchanged insurance information, the lady started talking about her niece or something, but asked how tall he was, and then sadly informed him that he was too short.

I was standing right next to him and several inches taller. As you know, I am often invisible.
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I was actually in that lady's position on Saturday. I looked, signaled and moved. Luckily for me, driver B saw me coming and had a working horn. Maybe I lost him in the sun, maybe he had been coming up behind me and so hadn't been to my left when I checked. If I could tell exactly what happened, it wouldn't have happened, you know? All's well that ends well.

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... I cannot imagine anything ecomodical about whatever you just named.
Now you have to write that up and put it in the glossary.
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This is not the woman that bumped my car, she was freaked out after breaking my mirror:

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