Post # 1
To preface this, I’m a major goody two shoes, so you can imagine the heart palpatations I’m having over this, hahaha.
I was driving to work this morning and tried to park into a paralell parking spot. I don’t know what the heck is wrong with me this morning, but I was having major trouble and tapped the car behind me. I tried to get into the spot so that I could check for damage, but I was shaken up and couldn’t get in. I drove around and tried to circle back onto the street to look for parking. As I was going back by the car, I saw two people standing around it looking concerned. I wanted to stop, but there was a line of cars behind me and no space, so I kept driving. I parked somewhere else and checked my car and there was absolutely NO damage. Not a scratch. I went into work, wrote up a note and walked back to the car was so I could leave it…but it was gone :/
I feel really bad :/ And my super type A self is convinced that I’m going to get in trouble for it or something, which I know is super lame, but that’s how my mind works…
Stupid post of the morning is over 🙂
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@hisgoosiegirl: Hahaha that’s exactly my mindset. I’m like OMG IM GETTING ARRESTED FOR A HIT AND RUN AND IM NEVER SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY AGAIN GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD.
I’m a little dramatic at times.. 😛
Post # 5
well…atleast it wasn’t a biggie and you and your car are okay 🙂
Post # 6
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
Post # 7
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
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
@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
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
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
@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.