Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Crash damage - soliloquy
Yesterday some [insert descriptive term] failed to see my bright red Spider waiting behind him at a petrol pump (or hear the horn being blasted) as he reversed his 4x4 (and tow bar) straight through my front grille and into the radiator.
It is strange how the expression "sorry I didn't see you" can provoke such a strong emotional reaction.
As a biker, I always expected to be lying under a motorbike in crippling agony when I first heard those words. Yesterday was a different sort of pain.
A pain amplified by having wanted to buy a red Spider for 7 years, but never thinking "to hell with the practicality". A pain amplified by finally finding a 'good' example and travelling 1000 miles to pick her up. A pain amplified by the fact that the car I owned since mid-July will probably be scrapped due to being "beyond economic repair". A pain amplified by inconvenience as it was my main mode of transportation.
I will post a practical request for advice separately.
Treasure your cars.