I had a pretty bad day today, Drove off to matalan to exchange a sunhat we got for holly which had fallen apart,
On the way back, I came to some traffic lights, and i realised I was on a box junction, The lady to my left on the side road was glarring at me as i had blocked her exit,
So i checked behind and decided i would roll back to let her out, I only needed to move back about a foot to let her out and as I began to move backwards,
“CRUNCH!” Yes, a Ford Focus decided he wanted to have a close look at my bumper,
I was moving 2mph and he was moving 20mph around the corner, the car to my right had blocked my view so when he did come around he apeard in my blindspot,
I should have triple checked but it was too late,
The driver side passenger door was wrecked, paint transfer and a whopping great big dent,
I parked up on the pathway and put on the hazards and aproched him,
He got out, taller than me by a few inches and very big built,
I thought he was going to absolutly kick my a$$,
I went over and I said I am so sorry dude, My mistake, I cocked up.
Ive just passed my test recently and I made a dumb mistake,
He said, it’s cool shit happens,
I said i am fully comp ill give you all my relevant details etc,
He did the same,
And the same woman I originally tried to be nice to in the first place bounced over and said to the guy, “do you want my details as a witness, I had the same thing happen to me and they said it was their fualt!”,
So the guy said, well he’s held his hands up and said sorry.
but she continued to rant a bit and gave her details and left,
I was shaken to the core, but he said try not to worry about it.
So knocked my confidence a little.
Strange thing is, the only damage to my car is a very small scratch on my bumper, no larger than a 5 pence peice. and seeing as the bumper is black plastic, it’s barely seen.
But suffice to say, I made a mistake, and I am more worried about what my insurance is going to do to me.
all I can say to them is sorry, please be gentle.
But ill just have to bend over and take it.
what a crap day