Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My Friday the 13th Surprise

Door DingWhat is this photo? It's a photo of my driver's side door. You're seeing the parking lot, grass, a bush, a building, my fingers, and part of the cell phone reflecting off the finish of the car door. There are some dust and dirt specs -- my car needs a wash and wax. But what's that big white triangle in the middle of the picture? That's a new door ding, in my black car door, that I got at work.

Last Friday was a busy day at work. I had a surprise request at about 11 AM to revise one document and create another document for a regulatory agency before the end of the day. To make a long story short, I dropped everything else and after a lot of work I finished and sent them about 4:40 PM. After sending I had to wait awhile for someone to review and OK them, so I didn't leave on time. I was a little grumpy as it was a nice day and I wanted to get out and fly a bit.

When I got to my car, I found someone had given me a door ding on my previously pristine driver's side front door. OK, it's not really a 'ding'. It's a large scrape (compare to my fingers) and a good dent. I got to work early and left late so I have no idea who was parked next to me. However, I do know it was some idiot co-worker that somehow managed to slam their door into my car even though the parking spaces at work are unusually wide. In short, the person had to make a real effort to put a ding like that into a neighboring car.

The only bright side is now my driver's side front door is a closer match to my driver's side back door that has five parking dings in it. Argh!


Erika said...

That happened to me in high school. though I know who did it b/c of the assigned parking spots... still did they do anything about it. NO. Grr.

Carol said...

Okay, I confess. I did it. Sorry.

~Carla~ said...

BASTARDS! Wait, I'm trying to cut down on that word.. BASTARDS! :) I bet you it was some PHd. oh, wait, you're a Phd.. hmmmmm.... Sorry to hear of your troubles.. there are buffing compounds out on the market that could take care of that... :)