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Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Dave!As I started my three-hour drive home from Spokane, I noticed that my passenger-side rear-view mirror was shaking a bit. As I drove on, it got worse and worse.

"That's odd," I said. I don't remember my mirror being wobbly like that." So I stopped at the next gas station to take a look.

Turns out somebody side-swiped me last night in the hotel parking lot. And, like the asshole they are, they didn't bother leaving a note. Not to offer to pay for repairs. Not even to warn me that my mirror and might drop off my car at any minute. Nothing.

My only consolation is that they scraped a nice swatch of paint off their vehicle...

Dave's Scraped Sideview Mirror

All I could do was pop my mirror back in the housing the best I could and drive on. I don't even know how I would go about fixing the thing. Take apart the door, I guess. It's still a bit wobbly, but feels solid enough that it's not going to be a safety risk.

And here I thought I was joking when I said my car was invisible.

The first three times.

Now I'm pretty much convinced that the piece of shit does actually possess some kind of stealth capability. How else can I explain getting hit again and again and again and again and again?


Speaking of "again and again"... my blog is down again. Guess I won't be posting this entry tonight after all.


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  1. martymankins says:

    The assholes of the world seem to find the nice guys of the world. Sucks about the side swipe.

  2. claire says:

    Aw, that sucks.

    In my experience, blue cars do tend to be harder for people to see. Closer to pavement color I guess. That’s why I prefer red or maroon cars if I have the option. (Of course, my last maroon car got totaled when I was hit by someone running a red light, so it’s not a perfect solution.)

  3. Sybil Law says:

    Drive it here. Mr. Law will fix it. Then we’ll do Jager shots and eat pudding.

  4. Erin says:

    Jerks. And you just *know* they’re all “That guy’s mirror pulled the paint off our car! ARRGGGHHH!”

  5. Invader_Stu says:

    Sorry to hear about the run of bad car luck

  6. the muskrat says:

    Clearly, you are meant for airline travel, as car travel doesn’t *work* for Dave.

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