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No integrity. Some people have NO INTEGRITY. Car accident rant...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Annoyedgrunt, Jun 15, 2012.

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  1. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    This has all been resolved, and I didn't want to talk about it just yet, but here goes;

    I work on a US Army base. Last month, I was walking out to the parking lot after work to go home. I was backed into the parking space, and there was a guy who pulled up to the right of me, so his driver side door was facing my driver side door.

    I'm walking past the chain-link fence that separates the parking lot from the compound, and as I'm doing so, I see the driver (let's call him John, to protect the honorless) bent over looking closely at the edge of his door. He then looks over at my door, and goes back to looking at the edge of his door, and runs his hand down the edge. I was the last to leave, so it was just our cars in the lot. I began to get an uneasy feeling, watching him examine both our doors.

    He sees me coming, and straightens up and begins walking away to the office, where his wife works. He was picking her up. I approach my car, and sure enough, there's this big 12-inch dent and scraped up paint on my door, that wasn't there that morning.

    I called to the guy "Hey, John! What happened here??"

    He said "What are you talking about?"
    Me: "Did you hit my door? This dent wasn't here earlier."
    Him: "No, I don't know what you're talking about."
    Me: "Well, no one was parked next to me, except you. Are you sure?"
    Him: "Yeah, I'm sure. I just pulled up right now, picking up my wife, I pulled in straight, and didn't hit nothin'."

    At this point he nearly had me, because I was looking at the way he parked and he was straight in. He couldn't have possibly side-swiped me. Then it hit me:

    Me: "Open your door."
    He comes over and opens his door less than halfway. I took it and opened it THE REST OF THE WAY, and sure enough, the edge of his door fit into the dent like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle.

    Me: "You hit my door! Look at that!"
    Him: "No, I didn't. It must have been someone else."
    Me: Look at it! Fits just right, and what's more, there's white paint on the edge of your door!" (My car is white)
    Him: "Well, I must have hit someone else's white car."
    Me: (getting pissed) "Well why were you bent over looking at both of our doors when I came out here??"
    Him: "Oh, I was just, uh, stretching out my knee." He then proceeds to do this bogus stretching exercise in front of me.

    I couldn't believe it. I'm standing there watching this caught red-handed guy trying to BS his way out of his mistake. We argued about it for a bit more, then he finally throws up his hands and says "OK! Here's my insurance card."

    I took his card, and read the back of it. The first thing it said was to notify the police, so that's what I did. One of the base MP's came over and looked at our vehicles, he opened the door and saw how perfectly it fit into the dent, took a couple of pictures of it, then took me into his vehicle and I gave him a statement. The cop said to me "It's pretty clear as day what happened here. I don't know why he's denying it, but this is why we do these reports." We finished the statement and I drove home. On the way, I called my insurance company and told them about the accident, gave them the report number, the name of John's company, etc.

    Now, here's where it gets interesting. I only have liability coverage on my car, so my company wasn't going to do squat. I figured that my company was going to get in touch with HIS company and sort it out. Well, a week went by and I didn't hear anything from either of them. On a hunch, I called John's company and told the guy what happened.

    The agent said "Well (harumph) I spoke with John, and he said he didn't do it, and being that he is my customer, I have to side with him. BUT... if you have pictures of the damage, or a police report, then we can do business."
    Me: "I'll call you in about an hour."

    I left work early to go to the MP building and got a copy of the report, and faxed it over to the guy. In the report, the responding officer plainly put John at fault, and said, and I quote: "The door matched precisely with the point of impact, and was consistent with the type of damage. There was also white paint on the edge of the door from the scrape."

    The agent got this report, and said "Ok, now we can do business. So, where would you like to get it fixed?" Took it to a body shop, gave them the insurance info, and got it fixed. They also rented me a car for three days to get to work and back.

    Know what really pisses me off about this whole thing, even more than the accident itself? John is retired military. 20 years in the Navy, and he apparently didn't learn a g'damn thing about integrity, honesty, or owning up to your own mistakes. Guys like him are supposed to set the example for young whippersnappers like me to look up to, and he's the complete opposite: he embodies everything I despise. :steamed:


    Sorry this is so long, but I didn't want to miss anything.
     
  2. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    You left out:

    His ethnicity
    His first language
    Was he wearing a hat?
    Does he own a pitbull?
    Does the pitbull have tattoos?
    Is the wife hawt, or a jacked-up toof Bravia hoe?





    Other than that, good summary.




    Glad it got fixed okay.


    Unglad he tried to weasel. {And he picked a similar veined insurance company}
     

  3. Huaco Kid

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    When I was very little, someone's freshly painted garage sale sign got all smudged and messed up good with hand prints in it.

    The guy who painted it asked all the little kids hanging around who did it.

    We all denied it.

    I was the only one that wouldn't pull his hands out of his pockets when asked.

    I actually learned a valuable lesson that day -- sometimes you've just got to suck it up and take responsibility.
     
  4. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    John is a POS.

    As long as your story was, as short as my comment is about him. Glad that things worked out for you. BTW, Karma is a BIATCH!
     
  5. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    He sure is.

    I only hope his insurance rates went up.
     
  6. ray9898

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    I see it every day. Many can't be bothered with doing the right thing, only what can they get away with.
     
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    You know what would really suck? What if John was telling the truth, and it was some other white car that hit you, and he was really doing some weird stretch?
     
  8. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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  9. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    And he just happened to be closely examining and feeling the edge of his door and looking at my door while "stretching"? And it was sheer coincidence that the shape of his door fit my dent, and that there was white paint on his door? (His car was dark grey, mine is the white one.) And that no one else was parked on that side of my car all day until he showed up? And that he opened up his door less than half way? (because he knew that he was busted)

    Well, if it really DID play out that way, I'd say that it sucks for him, and it's time for us both to buy lottery tickets. :rofl:
     
  10. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    a grain of truth in the ocean of myth that people who wear (or wore) a uniform are somehow better than everyone else.
     
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    Well, think about it.

    If everyone had ingtegrity, would we need police?
     
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    Speeding tickets.
     
  13. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Sorry dude, I was a little low on cash and didn't feel like playing insurance roulette with you. Better luck next time sucka!






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    Well, actually, people with intregity would be thinkin' "If I speed, I could hurt or kill someone, so I won't."

    Again, no need for police.
     
  15. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Tell me about it. Some people you just can't take the scumbag out of, no matter what uniform they wear. I've served with fellow Marines that I wouldn't waste my piss on if I found them on fire, and I've known civilians that have never worn a uniform that I'd jump on a grenade for.
     
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