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to want to physically hurt the bastard who keyed my car?

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perpetuallypregnant Tue 02-Nov-10 00:01:51


I've only had it 2 months, it's the nicest/newest car I've ever had and I love it.

Last night some mindless idiot keyed all the way along the passenger side so it has a really long nasty scratch on it

I have a £250 excess on my insurance so it'll have to wait to get fixed until after Christmas.

I'm not an angry person but it makes me so mad!!!!!!! I'm having actual violent thoughts.

Why?????????????? angry

Skyrg Tue 02-Nov-10 01:31:16

Yanbu, it's a bloody cowardly crime because they can run away.
Will it be that expensive to fix? How deep is it? I think you can get some out just by polishing or something (utter ignorance of cars here).

As for the fool who did it, I hope you believe in Karma!

Lee2010 Tue 02-Nov-10 01:38:53

Damin people nope you should feel as you do just dont act upon it dammin evil people.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 02-Nov-10 01:42:31

I'm going to be sympathetic, as long as you didn't park it somewhere really, really stupid.

Like, half on the pavement, on the zigzags outside a nursery.

(Not that I was ever so infuriated by such cuntishness that I ever keyed a car, oh, no!)

DH and I recently bought our midlife crisis car, a (used) MX5, and it had already been keyed. Can't get rid of it without a proper respray (have tried the polishing it out, T Cut and magic pens) so it'll have to stay like that. I'm rather more irritated that some fucker rear-ended it in my yard and broke the tail light...

LittleMissHissingFirecracker Tue 02-Nov-10 09:52:07

You poor love, I am almost in tears on your behalf!

did you call the police?

Take it to a garage and get an estimate, weep and see if you can get them to give you a good price.

Even better, where (ish) are you?

Anyone on MN near our OP that has access to car respraying service?????

femalevictormeldrew Tue 02-Nov-10 09:53:15

YANBU and whoever did it needs a good kicking

SumfingNew Tue 02-Nov-10 10:53:06

YANBU to be upset.

YABU to be expressing and seeking support for such violent thoughts.

Poledra Tue 02-Nov-10 10:59:55

What a complete pain in the arse. Have you tried someone like these guys for a quote to fix it? I am slightly embarrassed to say that I am on first name terms with the franchisee round our way, and he does a fabulous job.

In my defence, can I say that I have had a number of different cars over the last few years, and the lovely Phil touches up all the stone chips etc on them when I'm selling them? I'm not a bad driver, honestly blush

perpetuallypregnant Wed 03-Nov-10 21:51:51

Thanks lovely Mners. The car was half on the pavement but outside my house! The road is quite narrow so you need to park like that.

It's quite a nice area but we are just off the front street. I spoke to a neighbour who informed me that a few weeks ago several cars further along my street had also been keyed. angry.

looks like we have a serial 'keyer'.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 03-Nov-10 21:53:48

Do you have a wheelchair user in your street? Or a double-buggy user?

JaneS Wed 03-Nov-10 21:55:18

That is horrible. I take it you mean there are parking bays marked onto the pavement (we have those around here too). I hope the police catch whoever it is, it's a really stupid mean thing to do.

AuntiePickleBottom Wed 03-Nov-10 21:55:55

i hate people who park on the pavements, it hard to get my stroller past and i hate having to push dd on the road putting her at danger of oncoming traffic.

perpetuallypregnant Wed 03-Nov-10 21:59:46

So it's ok to key cars then auntie?

I have a pushchair and never have a problem getting past my car. The pavement is pretty wide.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 03-Nov-10 22:00:46

I used to adopt the militant stance of pushing my double buggy right up the middle of the road when there were cars on the pavement. But it was a faily quiet residential street, so not dangerous.

Couldn't believe it the day a woman drove up behind me and had the cheek to beep at me; yes, lady, I know you're there, but you're going to have to give me a few seconds to get past these cars and on to the pavemnet. I slowed down enough to make her hit a red light at the end of the street.

(God, those were the days, when I had hormones! grin

MoralDefective Wed 03-Nov-10 22:01:26

YANBU to express violent thoughts
That's what they are....thoughts
My car got nicked in March,i got it back but it was ruined...had to buy a 'new' one.
No point claiming on ins. as it was old.
If i'd caught the cunts.....angry
Luckily it was the police who caught them.

perpetuallypregnant Wed 03-Nov-10 22:04:19

Lol oldlady.

Ours is a very quiet residential street. The road is parallel to the main road so the only traffic we tend to get are residents.

QueenGigantaurofMnet Wed 03-Nov-10 22:04:28

Someone keyed DP's loaner car ( the one he got after the lorry hit him writting his one off)

the company have no one to claim it from and so are saying we have to pay for t he damage.

it was a brand spanking new (2month old) BMW 320. We had a quote of £1700.

We would have to sell one of the kids to afford that.

So no yanbu as i would love to spend a few moments with ethe little bastard that did ours too.

AuntiePickleBottom Wed 03-Nov-10 22:04:38

no it's not ok to key cars, but there again it not ok to park on a pavement.

BOTH are breaking the law

jangly Wed 03-Nov-10 22:06:07

LOL at your last remark OldLady! grin

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 03-Nov-10 22:10:26

That's bad, QueenGigantaurofMnet, I'll help you hunt him/her down. angry

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 03-Nov-10 22:13:00

(Once, in a hormonal frenzy, I threatened to push my buggy over the bonnet of the car that had stopped on the pedestrian crossing when it was my turn to cross. blush

And I may have had similar thoughts about opening the back door of another car, to go through it, when it also stopped on the crossing. I'm glad I didn't drive a car in those days, buggy rage is bad enough! grin)

CardyMow Wed 03-Nov-10 22:29:16

I have scratched a car once (accidentally I might add). It was parked half on the pavement, and I had a double buggy, and it was part of the buggy that scratched the car. If they hadn't parked on the pavement, their car wouldn't have got scratched by the buggy. Path - for pedestrians. Road - for car.

CardyMow Wed 03-Nov-10 22:30:33

Might add - no bloody way will I push my buggy in the road, unless it is at a pedestrian crossing. Certainly not to go around cars parked on the pavement!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 03-Nov-10 22:36:41

Fair enough, Loudlass, we all make our own decisions.

Heracles Wed 03-Nov-10 22:42:06

It's bloody annoying but keep reminding yourself that's it's just a car. Your rage is directionless and will only harm you.

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