It's "generation clueless". These kids just won't do anything that is not
convenient for them......in this case, making SURE there is nothing behind
their car before they back up. Most of them just don't get it.
Went through the same thing with my youngest son. Although acknowledging
that it was probably his fault, his mitigating statement was that he'd
checked all his rear view mirrors first. I explained that, since it was
dark and he was driving a comparatively large vehicle (VW Vanagon), it was
his responsibility to walk back and look behind, before he got in and backed
up. He admitted that, "yeah, that's a good plan, Dad". That was the last
time he bent anything with that Vanagon and my insurance didn't go up as a
result (there was about $900 in damage to the other car, which belonged to a
good friend of his), so, I guess I got away cheaply.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rick Bastedo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 1:29 PM
Subject: [Spridgets] Glad I have spare fenders - niece backed into my Midget
> She was over at our house last night, I came home and parked about 8 feet
> behind her.
> When she left she backed up into the front of my brown Midget.
> It was dark, I told her I would take a closer look at it in the morning.
> She said: "I didn't know it was back there"
> I said: didn't you see my car when you came out and got into your car?
> She said "it wasn't here when I parked here"
> No kidding. Yes she is that young, no she isn't blond.
> I guess I'll tell her that I have spare fenders and she will have to buy
> whatever has to be bought and at least get the replacement fenders
> At that age she probably doesn't want to get her insurance involved,
> for her to just pay the repair.
> Both front fenders are crumpled in a bit and both headlight rings are
> dented, one halogen headlight broken.
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