Carpark Scrape - I drove off...

(135 Posts)
MaryPoppinsMassiveSack Tue 16-Apr-13 19:59:46

Hello,

Marginally late for the school run this morning I managed to touch the car parked next to me whilst maneuvering. I checked and there was very little damage / no dent and (being a bit late) I think no one saw.

So I drove off smartly.

But what if the school has cameras or someone did see, touching another car is just one of those things, isn't it?

Are you at all ashamed for damaging someone else's car, and leaving her to pay for it, when you could have done the decent thing and own up? Or are you happy that you have got away with it? If it is the latter, then I do think you are being smug.

MaryPoppinsMassiveSack Thu 25-Apr-13 13:27:48

^^ smug? Not being smug (had to google that, thanks for expanding my vocab) just an update as i am having so many negative comments.

MarthasHarbour Thu 25-Apr-13 12:58:16

hmm

EasterHoliday Thu 25-Apr-13 12:52:11

someone did this to DH's car when we were on holidy in Devon last year. Stupidly, he did it right in front of a pub with drinkers sitting outside who took his licence reg and provided statements. He's just been convicted of a couple of offences, been fined £500, given 6 points on his licence, a small costs award against him and his insurance has paid for the damage.

I also know someone whose boyfriend did 6 weeks in an open prison for driving off after a scrape and then compounding it by lying about who was driving because the driver was uninsured.

so the moral is, be as smug as you like Ms Poppins, because Karma can take a few months to work her magic.

MaryPoppinsMassiveSack Thu 25-Apr-13 12:44:44

So I'm back, both on the forum and in the country. No developments to report on the scratched car situation, however...

Upon my return, I am finding a cheeky little post it note on my windscreen with "ho ho MaryP" and a smiley face. I'm assuming one of you knows who I am though as I've heard nothing from the school I thank you for keeping your silence ;-)

Maybe we could do cake sometime? Or does the Scandic Troll have her own little troll?

difficultpickle Thu 18-Apr-13 21:52:24

snotty cow? You said you thought it was a teacher's car. Why send your child to a school where you clearly don't respect the teachers?

Well - in case this is a real thread, I have to say I agree with those who say that MaryPoppinsMassiveSack should own up. However, it is clear that she is too selfish to do so. I think that leaving the repair costs for the other driver to bear shows her lack of decency - though I am sure she will come back and tell us what a wonderfully charitable and altruistic person she is, and how unfair it is to judge her on one incident. hmm

Of course, we aren't judging her on one incident - but on her reaction to it. What I find especially nasty is her referring to the driver of the other car as a snotty cow, when she has done nothing wrong at all - the OP, however.....

I have twice damaged someone else's car in a car park, and both times I found the driver of the other car, and gave them my details, and we paid for the repairs to their cars. It was just the right thing to do. The first time it happened, I was in the gym car park, and scraped the side of another car. I went back I to the gym and got paper and pen to leave a note with my details, but then decided to wait in my car until the driver came back - it was an elderly man, who was lovely to me - I was almost in tears at what I'd done. He even sent me a bouquet after the repairs were done.

MaryPoppins - for me it is about honesty. If I hadn't owned up, I would have felt dishonest, and it would have weighed on my conscience. I think what you did is dishonest, but clearly you have lower standards in this area.

Oh - and of course you won't be complaining if this ever happens to you which would be beautiful karma.

WMittens Thu 18-Apr-13 19:00:59

Yup, definitely a troll.

Percephone Thu 18-Apr-13 14:26:23

That is, unless this is all a load of bollocks.

Percephone Thu 18-Apr-13 14:22:57

So a Swedish dentist who has children at Haberdasher's school scraped a silver 4x4 in the car park, which likely belongs to a teacher.

I do hope no one sends them an email, because you have more or less identified yourself!

lljkk Thu 18-Apr-13 10:52:42

If OP has child at Habs then she can afford to pay to repair a minor scrape, no? confused

I am on fence wrt OP's story. I have left notes on cars when I slightly scraped them and other party always brushed it off, said they weren't bothered. I also seem to mangle my own car about once every 10 yrs (am overdue for that, now, <<twitch>>). If someone scraped our big banger I probably wouldn't notice; scrape my newer little car and I might cry.

TheChaoGoesMu Thu 18-Apr-13 09:48:25

You wind up troll op. Penelope Pitstop my arse. Enjoying yourself are you?

SoupDragon Thu 18-Apr-13 09:27:56

The only snotty cow in this isn't the owner of the parked car you damaged.

SoupDragon Thu 18-Apr-13 09:26:04

After all the tales of woe on here about huge costs of repairs and massive insurance hikes I took the decision, based solely on what MN had told me, NOT to come clean.

So it's ok to pass those "huge costs" onto the owner who has done nothing wrong? confused

IAmJacksRagingBileDuct Thu 18-Apr-13 09:15:26

Nothing new to add but OP I am really shocked at your selfishness. What makes the owner a "Snotty cow"?

Tbh you're clearly on a wind up so I don't know why I bothered typing any of that.

MaryPoppinsMassiveSack Thu 18-Apr-13 09:09:29

LOL I'm a dentist!

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 08:59:36

was Penelope Pitstop delusional?

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Thu 18-Apr-13 08:56:03

I think I scraped a car in a car park this week actually. But children were shouting at the time and I didn't hear or feel it. I only saw it the next day and remembered everything being too close. Or maybe someone scraped me? I don't know!
It was at the dentist. Should I ring them?

MaryPoppinsMassiveSack Thu 18-Apr-13 08:48:49

Dick Dastardly

MaryPoppinsMassiveSack Thu 18-Apr-13 08:47:57

After all the tales of woe on here about huge costs of repairs and massive insurance hikes I took the decision, based solely on what MN had told me, NOT to come clean. I cannot afford some crazy insurance claim, just to appease some angry internet hounds. I'd rather continue to feed my dcs than tidy up some snotty cow's fancy car. Also, the cost and likelyhood of getting caught by the police is negligible. I'll take my chances. I'm pretty sure police in herts have many more important jobs than chasing me. I'm like Penelope pitstop, and you are all dick

SoupDragon Thu 18-Apr-13 07:58:09

You might want to consider getting yourself some driving lessons, OP.

Do they do morality lessons too?

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 07:51:46

Crikey, I take it all back. OP is clearly only concerned with being caught. Very poor attitude.

Viva - I've driven since 1995 (including a break for a few years, granted) and have never had an accident involving another vehicle. I did once back into a small tree at about 2 mph while reversing and trying to break up a fight in the back seat...

what I'm talking about is the little tiny bumps that happen with doors in car parks. That's not what happened with the OP I know, but there are always threads on here about car park door situations. That's what I meant by common iyswim.

This is partly why P&C spaces are so important, imo.

gomummygoes Wed 17-Apr-13 23:59:10

I don't have particularly great vehicles but expect respect for my property regardless. When someone did what you did to my car, and didn't leave a note, it wasn't caught on CCTV either. But I found the lack of a note so disrespectful that I spent many hours canvassing and eventually found two people who not only witnessed it from the cafe beside the lot, but one of them knew who the driver was. (Small towns are great.)

Was THAT man was surprised when I showed up at his office, to personally let him know that I had reported it! Why did I go to his office? Well, I thought it was funny to make sure his entire office heard, since he owned an automobile insurance company.

Funnier still that he then offered to pay cash for the damage so that it wouldn't affect his insurance!

Just sayin'....cctv may not have caught you, but a truly annoyed owner just might.

difficultpickle Wed 17-Apr-13 23:14:11

Maybe it would be worth emailing the school a link to this thread.

difficultpickle Wed 17-Apr-13 23:13:03

Yes you did, even if you can't spell

Tantrumsandballons - I hope you don't work at Haberrdashers school and drive a silver 4x4!

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