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Note to Self #5

Never use misguided optimism when parking a minivan. 

For example, "I probably won't fit, but maybe I'm wrong!" can end up looking like this ...

Apparently, the laws of physics don't care if you're late picking up someone from the airport.

(Again, reeeeeeeeeally sorry Honey!)

Notice the super awesome job I did getting TWO body parts instead of just one? 

Even the police officer who filled out the damage report was impressed.

"Go big or go home," right?

How about, "Just go early you nimrod so you can take your time finding a bigger parking spot ... "

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Reader Comments (15)

This can happen to all of us! As long as it's just a scratch and your car is still running it's not soo bad, right?;-)

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Yes, that's what I keep telling myself to make me feel better ... ;)

September 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristyne

Oh, stink! I'm so sorry! :( And the classic quilter's argument starts in your mind...do you know how much fabric I could've bought with that money?!!!!!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Don't even GO there!! (Too unbearable!) LOL

September 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristyne

I'll buy you lunch at market :)

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa LeBlanc

Ouch!!! Oh well. Look at the bright side. You're not driving to market!!! ;-D

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThimbleanna

Damn, that hurts! Been there done that in my Volvo station wagon because Volvo parts cost MORE than most. It's like repairing a BMW without the fun or style of a BMW. ;0

Yep, everything is weighed in relation to how much fun you could have quilting with the money!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterina

Oh, no!!! Sad face needed for sure :(

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

Oh, oh! That is my biggest fear now that we got rid of the 15 year old van and I'm driving a 2011 Prius! Scared to death of parking lots!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarge

Yikes....well at least no one was hurt. I wonder if they can paint the car PINK when they repair it...that would make you happy. :)

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

Sorry about the damage - but your last line is what we all think. Your "commentary" on the situation kinda made me laugh.

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene

Ouch!! Hope your honey wasn't too upset. I feel your pain. I tried to be nice and fill up hubby's truck. Trying to back into the lane to get gas, I didn't see the 4 foot concrete poles placed to protect the gas pumps. No good deed for sure.


September 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjilly

You poor girl! Been there done something like that. Took our pickup truck through Hardies drive through once with our son and made a sharp right turn ... forgetting there was a steel post just the height of the passenger door. Boy did our son laugh! Wasn't to good for the truck!

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Hi Darlene!

Yes, I believe laughter is the best medicine for sure. ;) This wasn't very funny at the time. When my brother saw me in the airport I was shaking & pale and he knew something bad had happened ... But I can laugh about it now.

And for the record, my husband was VERY lovely about the whole thing. I think he's getting used to me & my parking shenanigans.

September 13, 2011 | Registered CommenterKristyne

Love your hubby already, what a great guy :-)

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

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