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Some people have no consideration…

May 22, 2006, 10:13 PM

I can’t believe what happened today after work at the gas station in front of Martin’s. I was waiting in line for the pump, and this old man in a white Honda Accord went forward out of the pumps and rammed me.

Why was forward a bad move? It’s because I was already occupying that position and his clear space was behind him. My gas tank is on the right, and so I sometimes have to make some odd maneuvers.

So this man didn’t even think to look behind him for the clear area to leave. Instead, he tried to go forward past me in a very tight maneuver that he didn’t have the room to make. So in going out, he hit my Sable. In the end, he left some paint from his car on my front bumper, and a small scratch on my car.

Here’s what happened:

Scratch on the Sable's front bumper

And the worst thing about it? He got away clean. Hit and run. I couldn’t get his plate number, and in discussing with the managers at Martin’s, who reviewed the security footage, the man’s plate number was not visible. So I seemed to be out of luck.

That whole thing just irritated me. At least Dad and I were able to get most of it off, and so it’s nearly good as new.

Still, some people…

Web site: Wikipedia on "Hit and run"

Song: Theme to Fresh Prince

Quote: He hit me! - What I thought when I felt the light bump