This is a platform for User Generated Content. G/O Media assumes no liability for content posted by Kinja users to this platform.

A New Ear

Last winter a tree attacked my car, and the casualty was the passenger’s side view mirror. Fast forward a few months until now, my wife has been sitting in the passenger seat and not having a mirror there annoys her. So I went to the junkyard and got a used one.

Illustration for article titled A New Ear
Advertisement

As you can see, it did some damage. But it was enough to make it unusable, it broke the motor and the mount for the mirror, not to mention the casing.

Illustration for article titled A New Ear
Advertisement

Knowing that finding a color-matching side view mirror would be difficult, plus I’m too lazy to search for one, I picked up a black one instead. The junkyard commented that the mirror was probably after market. Not that I cared though, I’m a function over fashion type of person.

Illustration for article titled A New Ear
Advertisement

Great match! Blends in perfectly! No one will know!

Illustration for article titled A New Ear
Advertisement

Fun fact, my five year old daughter doesn’t like the mix-matched mirrors. I find it amusing.

Illustration for article titled A New Ear
Advertisement

People keep telling me I need to paint it to match. I keep telling them that I’m too lazy and just don’t care if it matches or not. Also, I’m not expecting full retail value when I eventually sell it.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter