Five Routine Minutes – Visiting The Body ShopPosted: January 22, 2014
You might remember me telling you of a recent run in I had with
an impatient jerk a deer.
The result was some damage to the side of the car. We weren’t hurt, that was a blessing. I guess it was not so bad.
When there is a collision there is the insurance and body shop business that you have to handle. I drove the car to a body shop for an adjuster to do a repair estimate.
What I saw when I arrived shocked me.
The entire side of the body shop where customers park was damaged. It seemed that some people who drove their cars in for repairs enjoyed impact so much that they just went on and crashed into the side of the building. I’m not exaggerating how badly damaged this building was; there was damage in front of every customer space. In several spots it was plain that there had been a bunch of collisions with the wall.
I had to wonder if actually driving my car through the wall would make me the customer of the year.
But the sight of that building and realizing how very many times it had been hit, drove home a point that I’ve known for a while.
So I guess I found some common ground with my old nemesis, the deer. Unfortunately, it didn’t develop into a deeper understanding between our species since he is, y’know, dead.
R.I.P Deer. Unfortunately, you run like people drive. Wish you’d have looked both ways.
And yes, in my ideal world, everyone loves and references Robert Earl Keen songs.