Monday, January 07, 2008

Ignore the Hype

Although Moshe was hyping a post I'm in the middle of writing, I think that post will be delayed until tomorrow morning. Guess why...

It boggles my mind that of the four times* our car has been sideswiped in the less than five months we've owned it, on only one occasion did the car who did the swiping bother to stop and do anything about it... and even then we'll be getting screwed. New York City sucks.

* 1st time - Car parked outside Serach's work. Shredded the entire side of our car and Serach's co-worker's car, and knocked in some of the frame around the front tire.

2nd time - Car parked at a shopping center. Another mall patron waited and told Serach she saw an SUV scratch up the side while pulling out of a spot, then driving off.

3rd time - Coke truck sideswipes Serach by driving into her lane while she's driving Elianna to the babysitter, taking off the side bumper . Truck stops, Serach waves to driver to come over because she has a baby in the car, truck drives away. It may have only pulled over in the first place because there was a fire truck going by. Dan l'kaf z'chus: Truck may not have even realized it hit Serach, because it's so big.

4th time - As Serach is switching from right lane to middle, a lady tries to switch into the same lane from the left, knocking off the backing to the side mirror. Lady stops, admits to being at fault by 'coming out of nowhere', but cop says he can't write down who's responsible because it's hard to tell from the damage and it was on a highway.