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How I learned to stop worrying and love the dent?

When my current ride was two weeks old, an acquaintance of mine was backing up in a parking lot and drove his truck right into my bumper which scraped of a large area of paint (painted bumper). I was really bummed out but wasn't going to make him pay for something he couldn't afford and didn't care enough to fix it myself. Over the next 18 years, my car accumulated more dents, dings, scratches, and rust so now other drivers see this ugly beater and yield accordingly. It's nice to be unencumbered by threats of cosmetic damage to my car in parking lots, etc. and it will be weird owning something nice again.
You are a far better and nicer man than me.

2 week old car? I would be livid.

Can’t afford it? Lol, that’s what insurance is for. Gotta pay to play. Can’t afford the rate hike because of a claim? Better improve your driving skills or take the bus as you shouldn’t be behind the wheel IMO.

I paid good money for my car and park it stupidly far away. If you mess up my car, your insurance company is making it right.
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I'm sorry you had to experience this.
Be a good Detective-- and before it's too late (i.e., videotapes are erased after a period of time)-- return to that location. Stand in the spot where you parked. Have an Eagle Eye and look around-- any security cameras anywhere in the environs that might've recorded the action? Recorded a license plate? What-all damage did it do to your beautiful RAV4? Any paint on your vehicle-- would tell you what COLOR car hit you. Did anyone see anything? Any parking attendant that saw anything unusual?

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I'm sorry to hear about this. Stuff like this just doesn't happen in the Satanic Temple parking lot.
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Originally Posted by paperboy View Post
A lot of Sunday Christians out there. The rest of the week . . . . . .
This person wasn't even a Sunday Christian. More like a Seven Day Idiot.
i am certain the administrator will kick my comment out, but, here goes:
i am 70 years ++++++Old, formerly catholic and now at best agnostic and worst raving atheist. i'll bet you were parked in a catholic church parking lot??
have been burnt by first year model revisions; so, waiting for the 2020 models and reviews of 2019s on this site.
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The only way I’m fortunate is I’m a disabled vet with plates. Handicapped spots are much larger.
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I think it was someone driving a Dodge Demon.
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