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      05-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #1
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Rant - Idiot opening door

So my car is currently with BMW while I wait for a new alloy to be shipped in from Germany. Iv already been waiting 2-3 weeks, it looks like I may still have 2 weeks further to wait. I have been given a 62 plate 3 series as a courtesy while I wait.

Yesterday I went into town. Parked up, sitting in my car, taking off my sunglasses when *bang* and a small shudder in my car. I thought the guy to my right had swiped me while reversing out, I get out, he's nowhere near my car, look over and a guy on the left is inspecting my car. I go over and there is a dent.

He wipes his hand over it, says sorry mate didn't see how close you were (we weren't close at all, he must have thrown the door open). He then tells me it will polish out. I tell him not only is there a dent, but the paint has gone to polish out. He then says a bit of touch up paint and it will be fine.

I explain that its not my car and if it was I would have been pissed but take his number and numberplate details so BMW can contact him if they want.

What is annoying me even more then the idiotic situation, throwing a door open, was the fact he said it would polish out. It leads me to believe if it was my car and I wasn't around he would have walked off.

I hate humans!!

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It leads me to believe if it was my car and I wasn't around he would have walked off.

I suspect that's exactly what he would have done! It's a sad fact but many seem to have little or no respect for other people's property nowadays and it's extremely annoying when you've grafted to get something nice and/or something you've always wanted only to have some low-life damage it without batting an eye. When I go to supermarkets I find myself parking a long way from the door on the basis I'm less likely to come back and have cars parked either side of me; empty spaces next to people carriers with child seats in the back are definitely to be avoided!
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      05-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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I expect he drove something of about 10 years old and of little value so doesn't give a monkey's about anyone else's pride and joy he parks next too. Annoying people!
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A 2005 ford fiesta. Nail = Head.

He started asking me the age of the car when he did it, as if it made some kind of difference.

He also asked if BMW did a walk around inspection on it, his defence was "it looks like something that could have happened at the supermarket"...As if I should lie through my teeth to BMW for his sake... A Hole.
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Well you need to hit him where it hurts, his wallet.

It's the only way idiots like this will be more careful in the future.
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Unbelievable, stories like these make me cringe. Sitting in my 12 plate company vehicle no more than 3 weeks ago & an elderly lady opens her door to make a noticeable dent & because she was elderly (I'm talking half dead), I felt like I couldn't take off without sounding like a bastard so I just left it.

It really is amazing how ignorant some people are, the only thing to protect yourself slightly from it is to choose your spaces wisely. Well...as wise as can be
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      05-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #7
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fcuk, that....it doesn't matter how old they are!...12 or 72....

if someone is doing something wrong, they need to get told off!...
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I forgot to mention her grand/daughter was hot, I sort of agree though. If it was my car I probably would have windmilled them both
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