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Re: [Fwd: Parking Lot Dings]

To: Karl Shultz <>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Parking Lot Dings]
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Mon, 31 May 99 12:45:09 EDT
> I remember an idea for fixing people who put dents in the sides of your
> car...
> I'm one of those people who parks his cars absolutely as far away from
> where I'm going as possible.  But still these morons find me and put
> little dimples in the sides of my car.  Being the car obsessed freak
> that I am, one of Car and Driver's tips seemed like a good idea.
> Keep a handful of round wooden toothpicks in your glovebox.  If you get
> back to your car after shopping at the mega mart, and some moron in a
> clapped out 83 Camaro (you know, the ones with doors as big as our LBCs)
> has left you a souvenier from your parking experience, take the
> toothpick, and break it off in their door lock...both sides if you're
> feeling especially hot about it.
> I've not used it yet, mostly because I've not been sure who did it
> (different car when I returned from mega mart), but it's a pretty
> harmless way to get back at someone.
> Susan and John Roper wrote:
> > 
> > Bill, you really ought to write a book.  I get much benefit out of your tech
> > revelations, but am finding equal benefit from the tales.  Sorry, out of 
> > got to go look for a couple of squeeze bottles.  John
> > 
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > << My B had it's nose smushed in by some (explicatives
> > > >deleted) in a parking lot.  Apparently they thought they could back out 
> > > >the space...OVER my MGB.  They didn't even leave a number.>>
> > >
> > > My wife's MGC got a bent brand new front bumper from a park-by-ear moron,
> > > right after we restored the car.
> > >
> > > One guy in university had it figured (and understand, I am not condoning 
> > > method).
> > > He was a lab TA in chemistry, and was pissed off that people kept backing
> > > into his Morris Minor in the parking lot.  He affixed a couple of those 
> -- 
> Karl Shultz
> 95 Integra GS-R, black, loud
> 73 MGB, orange, only marginally drivable

I too parked miles from anyone in a parking lot, but it seemed not 
to matter. The dings appeared. Years ago, I had a stronger vindictive
 I used to put small stones in the tire
'airfill' valve to flatten the tire. When I was sure (Paint on the corner of
the other car's door!), I used 2 stones on 2 tires. Nasty but it felt good.
(Haven't done it for at least 2 decades.)  I did also take to carrying on my
key chain a valve remover, and once or twice, did that, too, but I felt
guilty after awhile.  
    Hope there are no law enforcement agents with long memories reading this.
Bill, '76B

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