Illustration for article titled So My Wifes Car Got Door-Dinged Yesterday...WHILE I WAS SITTING IN IT.

This is why we can't have nice things!

I took my kid to swimming yesterday at our local Y and opted to drive my wife's 2013 Accord. After swimming, I loaded him up in his car seat and got in the car. I was fiddling with my phone before leaving. The people in the car parked next to me show up and are getting in their car (a mid 80s gray GM coupe). I didn't see who was driving but two kids were getting loaded up on the side next to my car.


I hear a muffled 'bang'. I don't think much of it because I didn't feel anything while sitting in my car. After a couple seconds and after they are loaded and are backing-out, I think, "Wait, did they just hit my car?"

I get out and look as they pull away, and sure enough there is a small nick in the paint right in front of the driver's door handle on the crease. Now, I'm pissed off at myself for being a spineless loser and not getting out and confronting them as they were driving away. At the same time, I'd probably feel like a jack-ass if I did confront them for yelling at two little kids about small nick in my wife's car's paint.


Luckily, it's just a nick in the paint and not an actual dent. So, I should hopefully be able to buff it out or at least touch it up. This isn't the first time one of my cars has been dinged, but it is the first time it happened WHILE I WAS SITTING IN IT. I get it. It's just a car. It's not that big of a deal. Still, It boggles my mind that people have so little respect for other people's property to not even apologize. These kids (and the person driving them) did not even acknowledge what they had done. To them, it is completely acceptable to bash into other people's property and blow it off. That's what pisses me off the most. My kid is only two, but at least he already knows to never touch someone else's car and to respect things that don't belong to him.

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