EDIT: Eh, double post.
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EDIT: Eh, double post.
I do take quick pics with my phone if I notice a douchey parking job near my vehicle. If they just barely squeezed in front or behind me, or parked really close....I either move my car immediately or take multiple pics of the issue. Obviously this is not for court, but if there's damage that matches and I ever see that car again and match plates, I'll be ready for an out of court confrontation and settlement.
When does being vigilant and aware of my property and my surroundings turn into intimidation? I'm not gonna just run up to someone and start a damn fight. I'll probably never see the car again anyway, it's more for peace of mind.
Last edited by degobah77; 10-04-2013 at 09:18 AM.
I meant that I would be prepared if need be, I wasn't trying to say I'm gonna drive around, looking to start a bunch of **** and be a total *******. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
But do understand this, if I know for a fact that the person hit me and drove off, and if I felt positive enough about the evidence, marks, paint color, etc, and I DID see that person again, possibly in the act of hitting someone else, rest assured I would not just sit there and watch. There would be a polite attempt to confront or at least protect someone else from the same fate.
FYI, my use of the word "confrontation" isn't supposed to have a negative connotation.
Last edited by degobah77; 10-04-2013 at 09:50 AM.
lol it's not a thing. I guess I just came off like I was some kind of delusional bad ass who is gonna go around intimidating money out of unsuspecting victims. Which is just plain stupid, because I'm actually not delusional
I just shoot whoever parks close to me. That way I know they won't do anything to my car when I'm in the store.
Last edited by kritzell; 10-04-2013 at 10:26 AM.
I park so far away that my gf gets pissed. The one time I let up on it, I came back to a door ding.
Someone was talking about installing cameras in their car, lol. After my car was recently broken into, I thought about that too. Easy to over think these minor hassles when you're still furious about it happening to you...
One day, years ago, it occurred to me that, on a long enough timeline, my cars are going to become beaten-up pieces of crap, no matter what I do. I just don't spend nearly the energy fretting over it, as I did when I was 25-years-old..just too many more important things to focus on. If it looks good from 40 feet away, then whatever.
All that said, I'm still at the "mint condition" stage with the BRZ, at 3000 miles and nearly 4 months. I'm waiting for that "Event" that signifies the end of it being really "new", any more, whether it's being keyed, dinged, or whatever. I do try to park it in ways that keep it away from the careless, when possible. I thought perhaps it had happened last weekend, when my 9-year-old niece dragged her stuff out of the trunk, with no lifting, just scraping everything over the rear bumper, but I don't see scratches...so still waiting.
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