I was there with LuvinmyEB when this happened, and I couldn't (and still can't) get over how stupid the driver of the Commode was/is!
Insurance? Well, that is a possibility, but seeing as they had a TAFE university parking sticker and P plates on a 1985 Commode-door stationwagon...
Freq'en idiots. I mean, I know a car the size of a Falcon or Commodore is harder to park then a smaller car like an Escort, and the parking bays at Northland are just
big enough to fit an EB in, but still there is no excuse for not being able to park your car without scraping the paint off another already parked car! I mean, how hard is it to miss a stationary car?
Some people just have no respect for other peoples property!
I've spoken to some people while at work who drive nice cars when they come in to fill them up with petrol, and the most common idea I've heard is to try and park next to a car of equal or greater value - so for example, parking between a Merc and a BMW. The theory goes that they won't want to damage their car, so they'll be more careful to not hit yours.
As far as I can tell, this idea is (sadly) flawed, because it doesn't take into account 2 things:
- People who drive expensive cars don't always care about their cars, because to some of them a repair bill of several thousand dollars to fix what, to them, is minor damage they caused whilst getting into or out of a parking spot is nothing.
- It also doesn't take into account the fact that one (or both) of the cars could very well be driven off in as little as 30 seconds after you've walked away from your car, and then some retread in a sh*tbox who just doesn't care takes their parking spot.
Sadly, the only way to make sure nothing bad happens to our beloved cars seems to be to leave them safely in our garages, which to me defeats the whole purpose of owning one.
If we do ever get flying cars like in 'the jetsons', I hate to think how much worse things will get in this regard, seeing as so many people have trouble controlling cars that stay on the ground!