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Posted on 2008.03.25 at 10:23
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1999 - I was in my Neon stopped at Whataburger at the drive-thru in Denton, Texas and the group of us were snaked around the building as we made our way toward the window. Its kinda funny, I guess, but as each vehicle concluded their business at the window, each of us would move forward once space. INCLUDING THE PERSON IN FRONT OF ME. When the person in front of me had finally reached the drive-thru window to take possession on their order, they had done so by moving forward incrementally at the conclusion of the exchange of cash & goods transactions at the window. I was there for at least ten minutes, with five cars in front of me, and assume that the person in front of me had spent an equal amount of time there, getting the timing down: A car moves to the window, A car moves from the window, All cars move forward, taking the place of the car which just vacated the spot immediately in front of them - Repeat.

That's why I was awfully surprised when the car in front of me exited the window when their turn was over, changed their mind, then backed into me.

2002 - I was in Old Town Wichita, Kansas, behind a car at a stop sign in my Sebring. The car crept out, looking left, trying to determine if any traffic was coming. Crept out...crept out. Then saw traffic. They then did the only sensible thing. They put the car in reverse, and backed into me.

2004 - When I drove my wife's old Lumina I had a slow-leak in one of the tires that I was unable to get repaired for a week, so every morning I pulled up to the air pump at Allsups in Boyd, and filled the tire. One morning, there was a truck parked in the empty parking lot, facing the road, near the air pump, but not using it. I pulled my car in behind the truck, and filled the tire.

Two men came out of the store, and got in the truck sitting in the empty parking lot, facing the road, and backed up. Into my car.

2007 - My Tiburon was three days old when someone backed straight into the driver's side door as it was parked on the street.

2008 - This morning, dropping off the children at school and very nervous about her first day at work, a lady in a white truck (with - get this, flames on the side) backed into my wife's car. While she was sitting in it - Then drove off!

I ask you - how much more of this am I supposed to take?


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-25 15:53 (UTC) (Link)
Goddamn man. That sucks!

Why do you think so many people ass-end you and get away with it?
ehowton at 2008-03-25 16:10 (UTC) (Link)
Because they're fucking stupid. We, as an enlightened people, coddle and protect stupidity. We celebrate it! Its a protected diversity!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-25 16:02 (UTC) (Link)
to quote photogoot You must have done something to piss God off.
ehowton at 2008-03-25 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
Thankfully, I don't subscribe to that horseshit.
photogoot at 2008-03-25 22:48 (UTC) (Link)
Never quote me. You're not qualified.

whester at 2008-03-25 16:53 (UTC) (Link)
Bend over buddy and take it like a man and someday maybe it will stop.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-25 16:54 (UTC) (Link)
can ehowton use lube?
ehowton at 2008-03-25 17:11 (UTC) (Link)
Spoken like someone's who's had a rough go of things for a very long time.

Sorry man, I didn't know.
galinda822 at 2008-03-25 17:36 (UTC) (Link)
That sucks!

I can't believe the truck (with flames-Geez!) that hit your wife just drove off!

People are stupid!

ehowton at 2008-03-25 17:52 (UTC) (Link)
If only my wife had thought to honk the horn. Wait...what? She did! Repeatedly! Before and after the collision.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-25 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
If you or I were to hit and run, we'd go to jail and get ass-raped, yet if Holio and his illegal ilk do so, they get to drive away. I am so looking forward to Insured Motorist Day this year.
photogoot at 2008-03-25 23:13 (UTC) (Link)
And no doubt the chick with the flame job is a month behind on the rent. Flame job, good purchase.... UUuuuuuugggggg!
ehowton at 2008-03-25 23:14 (UTC) (Link)
No doubt. Did I mention I've never rec'd monetary compensation for being backed into?
photogoot at 2008-03-25 22:44 (UTC) (Link)
When I read this story I felt... well to borrow a line from my therapist... like we have pealed back another layer of the onion.

All these people in front of you in cars who have been backing into you all these years must be why you drive so fast. It's to get away from the pack! When you are in front you don't have to worry about whose about to back up. ;-)

I get you.
ehowton at 2008-03-25 22:48 (UTC) (Link)
Ogre's have layers.
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