(Closed) Blah, I Tapped A Car…

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@MsMonkey:  Haha! I actually did this a couple weeks ago. I pulled forward a little too far, and tapped the car ahead of me. I’m like you – goody two shoes and was OMIGOD OMIGOD I’M GOING TO JAIL! But when I got out, I couldn’t find any damage. It’s *possible* that the license plate on both cars were pushed in slightly, but I wasn’t sure, and couldn’t tell from comparing to the cars around me. 

I thought about leaving a note and then decided to be a rebel and let sleeping dogs lie.

If there wasn’t a mark on your car, I doubt you did anything to the other car. In any case, you tried to leave a note and they were gone, so there’s not much more you can do, you know?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

well…atleast it wasn’t a biggie and you and your car are okay 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

From the sound of it the other car was probably fine!

At least you weren’t like the lady that did a number on my fender this past weekend. Now I know why she was looking at me kind of odd as she left her car and I was approaching mine. Opened a door on my car and left a dent complete with the red paint from her POS pickup. Had I noticed then and not after I got home and my husband said, what’s that.. I would’ve ripped her a new one.

Wow, sorry! /rant Embarassed

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Honestly, I view this as one of the hazards of city life. I had a door ding within 48 hours of having my car. Bumpers are there for a reason. 

And to give a reference for my POV on this… I’ve been on the receiving end of two different hit and runs, one of which really should have totalled my car (stupid fraudulent scamming body shop). I was lucky on both counts – the first, the guy came back the next day (FI says probably after he slept off the drunk), the second, the cops found the driver about three blocks away, most definitely drunk.

Don’t worry about it, if your car has no damage, theirs is probably fine.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You must not live in the city! Bumper damage is more than common and not a big deal at all. In fact, unless you cause more than a dent, you never report it.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@ohmybears48:  oh God I feel so much better. I’m still convinced cops are showing up at my door for a hit and run. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would not worry about it. I did something similar and it actually turned out the the guy’s car was totally dented and scratched up on the other side so I was just evening it out haha

After living in Europe where everyone taps cars to get into spots I am not too concerned. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t worry about it. When I bought my car, I had it two weeks and some jerk in the parking lot at work scraped the hell out of my back bumper pulling out of a parking space. My car is gray, his car was gold, and I saw the paint from my car on his car (and vice versa) and I was sorely tempted to say something, but I just decided that karma will get him one day.

Now my car is so dinged up it’s hardly worth commenting on.  If you live anywhere but the middle of nowhere (or park anywhere but the middle of nowhere) dings and dents are just part of the joys of owning a car.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@MsMonkey:  I have the exact same mindset lol. I once sideswiped a car, but only my car got damaged. Still I was in a panic for a week that there was some damage that I missed and the police would come looking for me.

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