lunes, octubre 08, 2007

Crash, Bam, Thankyou Twat

You really couldn't script this shit.

It's been a busy 48 hours in Goth World but Mariposa wanted the 'nest' re-arranging, which is cool, in a 'not at the fucking moment' way, but I acquiessed, as you do.

"I'd prefer not to put that in the garage as it might get stolen" she says.

"Yeah, bound to fucking happen" I replied, and wandered off to do the shopping.

Heading back to the 'nest', shopping bags in hand and feeling satisfied about an interesting, and somewhat eventful day, I noticed somebody taping up the garage.

Taping up a garage is not normal behaviour, even in Goth World.

"What the fuck are you doing?" I enquired, in French.

"Sorry" came the reply "I crashed through your garage door"

"I can bloody well see that, but how? It's not even a direct line from the road" I countered.

The explanation kind of weedled it's way out eventually, but suffice to say, the garage door is FUBAR.

Looking on the bright side, the twat could have driven off and said nothing (a very Belgian concept), although he might have had to explain to the police why he had portions of a garage door all over his car.

So, should I ask for compensation and what would be appropriate?

16 comentarios:

Stacie dijo...

I would absolutely ask for compensation in the amount of whatever it costs to have the door replaced, including installation and labor. His homeowners or renters insurance should cover the cost anyway (assuming it works the same on your side of the pond as it does on my side)
Sheesh! Who crashes thru a garage door anyway...was he drunk or something?
Stacie

JolietJake dijo...

Get hold of the blighter and rub his nose in the garage door then whack him accross the ears with a rolled up newspaper. That's what Barbara Woodhouse would have done.

supergirlest dijo...

uh, YOU BETTER ASK FOR COMPENSATION!!!!!!! garage doors ain't cheap!

that's really wild, p/s. the timing, the timing... and a quite appropriate use of the word fubar. nicely done.

kimmyk dijo...

definite compensation. oh yeah most definitely.

i like jolietjake's take on the whole thing. whop 'em a good one with a rolled up newspaper.

i say enough to replace the garage door-and some liquor.

Rebecca dijo...

Yes. Make the effer pay.

PI dijo...

What Stacie says is absolutely appropriate. And thank you for FUBAR

SpanishGoth dijo...

Stacie -> It's not quite the same in Belgium as elsewhere. Everything requires 600 pieces of paper before they can think of doing anything 4 years later. To be fair the guy is going to replace it but not via insurance

JJ -> I like the newspaper idea - might practise a bit in my local tavern first ;-)

Kara -> To be fair, the guy is replacing what pieces of wood remain with a metal door

Kimmy -> Funnily enough I plied the guy with beer (but that was just a sneaky move in case the police turned up with a breathalyser

Rebecca -> He's paying but I did offer to help him with fitting it (as it's something I've done in my chequered past)

Pat -> as above, it is covered (can't believe you didn't know FUBAR though)

Sewmouse dijo...

So, why exactly DID he crash into your garage?

Trying to steal stuff, or just testing the brakes?

Crabtree dijo...

"FUBAR"
Foutu , en miette ,explosé ,en vrac (destroyed)
" It is the drop of water that makes go beyond the vase " (It is the element too)
" It is the bunch " (it is the worst)
" it is made as a rat " (be taken)
Need not " to Turn around the pot " (Hesitate to say things)
It go " to Cost the eyes of the head " or " the skin of the cul " (Cost very a lot)

Daphne Wayne-Bough dijo...

Men drivers ... tssk.

john.g. dijo...

Maybe he had an aversion to the colour of the door, or was just pissed !

SpanishGoth dijo...

Sewmouse -> because apparently the theory of brakes and gravity were too much to comprehend

Dip-Dop -> turn around the pot, or turn around the potty?

Daphne -> not the driving I worry about, it's the stopping

JG -> but it was painted in a very fetching shade of 'off-white'....

yorlor dijo...

yes. tell him he will buy you a new garage door. it's cool if you want to help get it in place, but he pays for the whole lot.

if you use a service, you bill him personally. if you get one at the store, pick it out, put it on hold and have him fork over the dough.

i understand not going through the insurance. he seems nice enough, if he didn't just run off. so he'll probably be accomodating.

best to you.

phoenix dijo...

Definitely get him to pay,then ply him with the alcohol he should've bought you to apologise and find out exactly why he took such a dislike to your garage door.

yorlor dijo...

any result, here, G?

SpanishGoth dijo...

Yorlor -> it's been agreed to go through the insurance - don't care as long as no-one drives through it again

Phoenix -> don't see he wanted to park on my drive in the first place