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cant believe what happened to my car earlier

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Found 14th Mar 2011
when i come home ive to park on a hill then theres a path that leads to houses, well today picked kids up from school and came home and parked on hill infront of another car and there was only us parked on hill, noticed a young boy cutting his mams grass but didnt pay too much attention, sat in car for a few mins wid kids, next minute heard a sound of like a stone on boot window, jumped outta car and it had been smashed and was cracking and then started falling off, looked round was nobody there part from the young boy cutting grass, he stopped after i got out stopped and i shouted over has a stone just flew off your lawnmower coz i heard a stone and my bk window is smashed and he was like 'maybe, i dunno', what are the chances like and the car that was parked behind was untouched, gonna cost me £70 for a new window through no fault of my own, luckily also kids were still strapped in car and the glass didnt break inside the car until it started cracking

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Umm... Did you not think about knocking on the door and telling them?

..................... I have provided you with some full stops.

Feel free to use.

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baffledsalmon

Umm... Did you not think about knocking on the door and telling them?



knocking on whos door the young lad that done it?, i couldnt prove what happened coz i was in the car, it was just an observation.

Why were you still sitting in the car for a few minutes after you parked?

I reckon the kid threw the stone when you werent looking.

r4ge

..................... I have provided you with some full stops.Feel free … ..................... I have provided you with some full stops.Feel free to use.


I was looking for Oxygen.

transit

I reckon the kid threw the stone when you werent looking.


I must admit I got so excited up in that tree & found myself the biggest walnut you have ever seen,but due to the weight of it I had to drop it,Sorry OP.

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jase.2

Why were you still sitting in the car for a few minutes after you parked?



coz i didnt have much energy and i was reading my daughter what her teacher had told her about her previous homework, i generally just take a few mins instead of racing out of car

theres a simple answer here, you got hit by a meteorite! hope u kept it

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transit

I reckon the kid threw the stone when you werent looking.



well it must've been a good shot coz i dunno how he hit the boot window, i would of thought either mine or my daughters windows would of gone as they were on that side, or the other car would of been hit as they were just right behind mine

emma1987

well it must've been a good shot coz i dunno how he hit the boot window, … well it must've been a good shot coz i dunno how he hit the boot window, i would of thought either mine or my daughters windows would of gone as they were on that side, or the other car would of been hit as they were just right behind mine



He'll be a darts player 1 day, mark my words.

Banned

Why was it lucky that the kids were still strapped in....what differance would it make as you were stationary.


Banned

Bad times.

Hope it get's fixed soon.

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slamdunkin

Why was it lucky that the kids were still strapped in....what differance … Why was it lucky that the kids were still strapped in....what differance would it make as you were stationary.



beacause they are only 3 and 4 yrs and with them being in the back if they werent strapped in they could of leaned into boot area and they might of been hit

baffledsalmon

Umm... Did you not think about knocking on the door and telling them?



And say what? My windows just been broken by a freak accident? Then what? Ask for money?

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DLM

Bad times.Hope it get's fixed soon.



thankyou, its gettin fixed tomoz through insurance as it wont effect my no-claims

I remember opening a car door once on a really hot day and the glass shattered , i thought at the time someone had taken a pot shot at me.

Then again someone might have taken a pot shot at me oO

peodude

And say what? My windows just been broken by a freak accident? Then what? … And say what? My windows just been broken by a freak accident? Then what? Ask for money?


No, how about "I believe, but could be mistaken, that whilst your son was mowing the lawn a stone flew up and hit my car and has caused some damage. I admire that your son is showing such responsibility in trying to help you with the household chores, but it may be worth letting him know to check for any large stones that may cause damage as it could be a lot worse next time - perhaps even hitting a person".

baffledsalmon

No, how about "I believe, but could be mistaken, that whilst your son was … No, how about "I believe, but could be mistaken, that whilst your son was mowing the lawn a stone flew up and hit my car and has caused some damage. I admire that your son is showing such responsibility in trying to help you with the household chores, but it may be worth letting him know to check for any large stones that may cause damage as it could be a lot worse next time - perhaps even hitting a person".



Why not just tell them to stop their son mowing the gravel driveway.

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transit

Why not just tell them to stop their son mowing the gravel driveway.



it isnt gravel its grass but its all so much of a state they probs wouldnt see stones in the grass, they only do things when they are in desperate need of being done and with it being a corner house and the fencing all fallen down its a right eyesore

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baffledsalmon

No, how about "I believe, but could be mistaken, that whilst your son was … No, how about "I believe, but could be mistaken, that whilst your son was mowing the lawn a stone flew up and hit my car and has caused some damage. I admire that your son is showing such responsibility in trying to help you with the household chores, but it may be worth letting him know to check for any large stones that may cause damage as it could be a lot worse next time - perhaps even hitting a person".




I'd just laugh at you, if you knocked at my door spouting such balls. No proof what so ever that the lad had anything to do with it or whether it was a small or large stone if a stone at all....let alone flapping about hitting some imaginary person with the imaginary stone.....NOW GET OFF MY LAND, BEFORE I SET THE DOG ON YA.

slamdunkin

I'd just laugh at you, if you knocked at my door spouting such balls. No … I'd just laugh at you, if you knocked at my door spouting such balls. No proof what so ever that the lad had anything to do with it or whether it was a small or large stone if a stone at all....let alone flapping about hitting some imaginary person with the imaginary stone.....NOW GET OFF MY LAND, BEFORE I SET THE DOG ON YA.


I bring your attention, kind sir, to the words "I believe, but could be mistaken"...

emma1987

it isnt gravel its grass but its all so much of a state they probs … it isnt gravel its grass but its all so much of a state they probs wouldnt see stones in the grass, they only do things when they are in desperate need of being done and with it being a corner house and the fencing all fallen down its a right eyesore



I was just kidding, however the best advice i can offer you is to give it another couple of hours and then throw a brick through their front window.


P.S Dont forget to run.

emma1987

thankyou, its gettin fixed tomoz through insurance as it wont effect my … thankyou, its gettin fixed tomoz through insurance as it wont effect my no-claims



it wont affect your no claims but your next few years renewal will go up if you stay with same company

Unlucky mate, these things happen though

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transit

I was just kidding, however the best advice i can offer you is to give it … I was just kidding, however the best advice i can offer you is to give it another couple of hours and then throw a brick through their front window.P.S Dont forget to run.




haha too risky as they have a security light over their gardens, if i had a driveway i would put up a cctv then i would know, had loads of things happen to my car since living here including scratches, a dent in wheel arch, driver side car side mirror cut off, now my back wimdow potted whilst still in car, lol

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jamstaruk1972

it wont affect your no claims but your next few years renewal will go up … it wont affect your no claims but your next few years renewal will go up if you stay with same company



it should be ok i change to a different company each year as the insurance after 1st year just rockets up

emma1987

well it must've been a good shot coz i dunno how he hit the boot window, … well it must've been a good shot coz i dunno how he hit the boot window, i would of thought either mine or my daughters windows would of gone as they were on that side, or the other car would of been hit as they were just right behind mine



Obviously you were not checking your kids English.oO

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Inactive

Obviously you were not checking your kids English.oO



why how would you spell it

Technically it's "would have", "not would of"

emma1987

why how would you spell it




It is " would have " not " would of ", but surely you knew that ?

all those things have happened to your car in the past? your neighbours must have a beautiful garden to have invoked such incidents, i especially like the mirror being cut off by a freak hedge trimming accident.

emma1987

beacause they are only 3 and 4 yrs and with them being in the back if … beacause they are only 3 and 4 yrs and with them being in the back if they werent strapped in they could of leaned into boot area and they might of been hit



Oh yeah, never thought of that

baffledsalmon

I bring your attention, kind sir, to the words "I believe, but could be … I bring your attention, kind sir, to the words "I believe, but could be mistaken"...




Ok, so how about 'well you must be mistaken, now I said p*ss off before I set my dog on ya'(sic).

Karma will win this one, yes youll have to get your car repaired, but the chap with the lawnmover (who doesnt bother to remove debris before cutting grass) will inevitibly cut over his own leg or power cable.

one day.

Natural selection.

My take...i don't think taking the p!$$ out of the OPs keyboard skills is going to help - she was agitated and angry, so i don't think grammer and punctuation were foremost on her mind. Sadly though OP, i doubt there is anything you can do except hope for Karma (as splatsplatsplat said) and let your insurance pay for the repair. A similar thing happened to us (some noobhead hoofed onto the motorway from the sliproad, drove over the cross hatching - which had lots of loose stones on it, and cut across 2 lanes of traffic. From the 'dust' that got thrown up, a stone flicked up and cracked our windcreen- naff all we could do. There was too much dust and he shot of like a bullet).
Without wishing to trivialise....I'm sure there are plenty of people in Japan, who would be happy if their biggest problem right now was an insured car window
Edited by: "jelli89" 15th Mar 2011

Current house has a conservatory with big windows on the back. Using a rotary mower at the edge of the nearest lawn (about 4m) a few years ago, caught a stone and it flew up and next thing one of the windows shattered. Suffice to say, a lot more careful near the edge of the lawn now.

Ive got fake grass, no mowing for me.8)

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