Saturday, April 21, 2012

woes

What a week.
It started off well. My holidays were booked, which is an event in itself not least because I have never booked a holiday so far in advance before. It is not until June, so there is plenty of time to tell you about it, which I promise to do. I had just bought myself a new camera lens and spent way more than I had originally wanted to spend on it, but it had so many more features that I knew I would be unhappy to not have and if I wanted them, then I had to spend the $$$. But that was okay. The timing for my credit card was perfect as it is not due for another month and I was suddenly busy with work so I could hopefully make all the extra money I needed with my clients who I would encourage to keep booking appointments instead of letting them get away with saying "I'll call you".

I was feeling confident. My notice of rent increase wasn't as high as I feared (yay!) and the price of gas has been slowly going down by almost 1 cent each each day. I even decided to save more money by not eating out as often and giving up on coffee unless I made it at home. It was going well until yesterday. I had too much time between appointments so did some grocery shopping then decided I would wait out the next 40 minutes or so having a coffee.

When I came out, the bumper of my car was lying on the ground.

How this could happen is beyond me. How could someone do that and not leave a note - not even an apology with no contact name or number. Or a note from someone who must have seen, or heard, something who could have written down the hit and run's license number. Nothing. Stupidly, I stood there looking at my car, looking around, then back at my car. Maybe if I did that often enough, I would see it was all a mistake and this was not really my car. Or I had imagined the whole thing. Please, couldn't it all have been some bad imagination?

Miraculously, the bumper has barely any scratches on it. The license plate is dented in one corner. But the whole thing was sheared off the car and attached by one small section on one side. I still have trouble figuring out how it was done. Anyway, it is tied back onto the car and looks a bit odd. My car with the odd personality.

Good thing I have that holiday in June. By then I may have gotten over this.

But, wanting to find something good I have some news.

Look who it is!

Still on his lonesome.

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  1. Sorry about your car but hip hip hurray...your goose has come back home.

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    1. I was absurdly excited to see him in my headlights last night!

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  2. Oh hell.
    I guess you have to file this under "Could Have Been Worse."
    I'm glad you have some things to look forward to!

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    1. Yes, I keep thinking it could have been the door.
      I am hoping it doesn't need to be replaced but can just be reattached and repainted.

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  3. Sommething bad sometimes comes along with all the good but at least you've got your goose back. I hope he is careful of the traffic. I can't wait to hear about your holiday. I hope you tell us all about it.

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    1. I will tell you about the holiday... but since you all may have noticed a serious decline in interesting conversational topics here, I will stretch tit out for as long as I can!

      One thing I like about Chris is that he is so quiet, unlike the other pairs that honk and screech all morning long.

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    2. oh good lord.... I am blaming my keyboard.

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  4. He's home!

    and for the record, asshats abound. We're drowning in 'em....

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    1. I agree.
      when I took the car to my mechanic to get help tying the bumper back on, he was even more sputtering angry about the situation than I was. I think I was still numb.

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  5. Oh I am so glad he is back!!! Super news!! Sorry about your bumper...that really sucks.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. I think maybe I was confused because that other pair were back so early, but this weekend I think all the usuals are finally here. ...and yeah it sucks.

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  6. Great to see the Goose! Has he brought a mate? And who could take off a bumper and not leave a note?? I am hoping that a Canadian bumper is the same as an English bumper!

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    1. no mate - that is how I can tell it is him for sure!

      I am assuming it is the same! unlike your boot/bonnet and our trunk/hood!

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  7. What a rotten sod to damage your car and then flee from the scene of the crime. Mouth-frothing causing!
    Nice to hear you have a new camera. Such items should be distributed to people such as you, who know what to do with them. My new one is much fancier than I need, but I just use the settings where the camera does all the hard worrk.

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    1. my guess that rotten sod had no damage to his vehicle. also because it is all plastic now, it wouldn't have made as much of a crashing sound as the older metal ones would have.

      my camera has many features that I am not using properly, too. I keep going back tot he store to ask questions... the staff are very good that way.

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  8. Well, that bites. I hate that someone wouldn't take responsibility.

    Cool that your goose back and that you got a cool new lens.

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    1. yes, I am concentrating on the lens!

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  9. Sorry to hear about your car, but happy you have a holiday planned and also happy that Chris is back. Cute Ducky!

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  10. How inconsiderate and dishonest some people are... At least I'm hoping you'll have a good holiday...

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