People just don't care

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by barranr, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. barranr

    barranr Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2004
    Herndon VA
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    Rod Barrand
    #1 barranr, Mar 15, 2005
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    Ok, so i get my car back on the road this weekend after 3 months in the garage. Park it ouside my appartment, polish it inside & out.

    Night time, alarm goes off, look out window to see this prick parked so close i don't know how he was able to get out the car. Now i have a door ding and the mirror was bent back. I went ballistic, she denied touching the car. Her car was clearly over the parking line and she had 5 feet space betwwen her car and the one on the passenger side. Cop can't do anything, I didn't see her get out the car and it's a private car park.
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  3. ashsimmonds

    ashsimmonds F1 World Champ

    Feb 14, 2004
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    that's just frickin retarded. :mad:
  4. amslb182

    amslb182 Formula Junior

    Oct 3, 2004
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    I would do something to her car, not something very noticable, maybe put water and sugar in her gas tank or something similar. Or find some kids around your neighbor hood give them some money and tell them to totally trash it, if your really angry with her.
  5. Tubi

    Tubi Formula Junior

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    what the hell is that going to achieve???

    (btw sorry to hear about your car dude hope it works out...)
  6. absent

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    mark k.
    Will make you feel a little better?
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  8. GrigioGuy

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    Nov 26, 2001
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    Make sure you wait a while before exacting any revenge (if that's your thing). You don't want to be the obvious suspect :D
  9. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    people are so stupid
    espeically when they have SUVs....
    and 2 X-chromosomes
  10. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    a hammer and a little "pad"on her door will to the trick :)
  11. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    besides is it a rental apartment building or a condo?
    In either case I would file a complaint with the association. They should have a liability policy and by90% will be liable for those damages. Great that you took pictures.
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  13. Gary Res

    Gary Res Formula Junior

    Apr 23, 2004
    Long Island,New York
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    Unfortunatley guys, it happens to all of us. The end spot is really the only way to go, if you have to leave it in a lot. What I don't understand is that the person sees a nice car, why park on top of it and be so careless and open your door into it! I would believe that your an adult and not a kid. Revenge is not the answer. If you approach the person, I'm sure that they didn't even know what they did because they don't care. Can you imagine if you got caught putting sugar in the persons gas tank! Defacing private property is a serious offense. Can you imagine that its some old lady who doesn't know what the f*ck she is doing and you get cought damaging her car. Bad P.R. Bro.
    If you MUST park in a lot, look into the plastic/foam that sold that goes over the window and hangs down the door to protect the door against dings from people who are careless idiots.
  14. barranr

    barranr Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2004
    Herndon VA
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    Rod Barrand
    I'm not into revenge, it's just the fact that she denied any involvment to me and the cop.

    p.s the cop made her climb in the passenger side to move her car because he knew there was no way she could get in without her door hitting my car
  15. h00kem

    h00kem Guest

    Dec 15, 2004
    If there is absolutely no consequence to her then she has no reason to be more respectful toward others property. I would make sure that something happens to her car not because I think revenge is satisfying but rather because she needs to be taught the lesson of respecting others property...she needs to be made to walk in your shoes. A key issue with the world today is that far too few take responsibility for their actions...take responsibility!
  16. Nuvolari

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    Sep 3, 2002
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    Agreed. Steal her wheel bolts and make sure you are not parked next to her when she pulls away :)
  17. racerboy9

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    Nov 3, 2003
    Revenge is infantile but sometimes it fills a little void when you are done wrong. I would go out and get some bumper stickers and cover her front windshield with them. No real harm done--just a lot of time getting them off. Make sure not to park there for a while or she may think up something even better.
  18. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
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    Let’s see: You have a door ding - not good. She has had to deal with an upset you, the cops, and oh yea, lie like a stoat. I think she has learned not to park near you.
    She banged your car not knowing it was yours. If you do something to hers, to get her, well, that makes you the real villain because that’s a personal attack. It won’t help your door ding and if you get caught, it will be a life changing experience. Turn the other cheek - take the moral high ground - and don’t listen to the teenagers here who are stuck in high-school gang-war reaction mode. Well, that’s my suggestion.
  19. barranr

    barranr Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Rod Barrand
    Suggestion noted, and the noise i was making when it happened, i doubt ANYONE will be parking next to me for some time

  20. Meister

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    Apr 27, 2001
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    Why can't you do anything... You've got the pic of her Lexus right next to you, bent mirror, you've probably got some of her paint on your door. Get it checked, cross it against her paint, (so there is techincal evidence) and with the photos you've got a shot... file a claim. Sue her for an entire paint job!

    Maybe I watch too much CSI

    Best of luck.
  21. JTranfield

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    Dec 29, 2003
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    Hate to say it but I would wait a few weeks and key up her car, of course if a guy was driving it a puch in the mouth would be more appropriate.
    Guaranteed most a*****oles driving SUVs couldn't give a f**k for anyone
    else car but theirs and its reflected in the way they drive and park.
  22. bert308

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    Shouldn't have let her move the car! First you could check when opening her drivers door that it came exactly in the spot were your dent is, that would have been prove enough, not? Too late now. Sorry for your car, I live in the city center were the drunk youth from the bars are passing in the weekends and need 3 mirrors are year, for my old Alfa they are cheap though.
  23. h00kem

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    Dec 15, 2004
    What she has learned is that if she can put up with a hassel and lie like a rug she can totally avoid any financial or other consequences. What you have put her through it a minor inconvenience that she has likely already forgotten about. I'll bet she does this all the time and is already out there banging someone elses property again. There is no moral high ground to take with someone who obviously has no morals.

    It's time to experience a little more pain! You mess with my car and I find out you will regret it and will think before you do it again.
  24. rob lay

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    Dec 1, 2000
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    We were at a Ferrari club event once and we're all standing around and the alarm of my truck goes off. We walk over and there is a dent in the door I've never seen before. So the alarm went off right when the guy got out of his car and there is a dent I've never seen before. I go inside and get the guy and nicely say I think he might have dented my car. We go out there and by him opening the door it is proof to both of us that he didn't cause the dent. I swore it was him up until that point, I felt bad and apologized to the guy, but I'm still glad I at least asked him to check out.
  25. wbuild

    wbuild Karting

    Nov 27, 2004
    north carolina
    go on one of the tv judge shows like judge judy or judge mathis, you have a pic for evidence. try to sue also for emotional damage (it is a ferrari after all)

    sorry to hear about the bump to the car.
  26. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    Sorry to hear of this. Did the door dent leave any paint from her car? If you call your insurance and say that she was to blame maybe they can recover from her insurance to fix it. It may be something that can be fixed easily from one of those dent guys anyway. Revenge is stupid as it creates bad kharma and only indirectly fuels animosity/malicious damage to F-cars in the first place. Bottom line is if you park an F-car anywhere near other cars it leaves us open to idiots like this.
  27. Exoticbro

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    Nov 1, 2003
    St.Louis, MO
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    Chuck Ligon
    Call YOUR insurance and make a claim under your comprehensive ins..

    Show them the pix and tell them the story, they will contact her ins. co..
    This may convince her ins. that she was at fault and they may pay, if not your ins. will go after them.

    Why anyone would park so close to a car they cannot get out is beyond me.

    Good luck
  28. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
    Mendocino, Ca
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    Rod, I can feel your frustration and I know I would be really angry too. As much as revenge and the satisfaction of f#$%ing up her car in return, I think you are wise to pass on that one, as you suggested. She would most likely know it is you anyway and further escalation leaves you even more vulnerable.
    I have a cockpit cover for the roadster that covers the top, windshield and about 1/2 way down the top of the trunk. On the sided it drops down below the beltline of the car and is padded along both sides so if people open their doors into your car, it protects to a certain degree. YOu might think about something like that. I feel for you having to park in areas accessible to others less caring. Hope you can get the dent out w/o paint work.

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