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Accused of smash and run!!!

(12 Posts)
Donbean Thu 23-Dec-04 21:49:31

I went to visit a friend this evening to deliver a pressy for her DS. Parked up, gave pressy had lovely brew then drove home. She lives about 3 miles away.
She rang me to ask me if i had backed into another car when driving off. Definitely not says i, go and check your car says she.....
Nothing, not a mark. Ok she says sorry to bother you.
Phone rings again, can you check your lights on your car says she, a neighbours car has been hit and there are bits of a light fitting all over....checked again, clean as a whistle...nothing. Ok says she, thanks any way.
Phone rings again, can you come back and show the neighbour your car, he doesnt believe you!!!!!
SO, drove all the way back to show this man my car. He was very nice, very appologetic and grateful to me for coming out.
Would you have gone back, would you be annoyed and what would you have done?

makealist Thu 23-Dec-04 21:54:49

yes I would have been really annoyed (and got over it) but you've done your friend a big favour by returning as it could of caused alot of ill feeling with her neighbour if he thought it was you who had done it!

DoesntChristmasDragOn Thu 23-Dec-04 21:56:08

I wouldn't have gone back if it was inconvenient.

PaRumPumPumScum Thu 23-Dec-04 21:57:10

Agree with makealist. Really good of you to go back. Bet the neighbour was a tad embarrassed.

Donbean Thu 23-Dec-04 21:58:59

Hadnt thought about causing ill feeling with neighbour, i wouldnt want to do that as friends havent lived there for very long.
It wasnt exsactly convenient, (it got me out of finishing the ironing!) but i was cross at not bieng believed IYSWIM.

IwigitcouldbeXmaseveryday Thu 23-Dec-04 22:02:16

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Donbean Thu 23-Dec-04 22:08:23

Is that what would have happened had i not gone back? Even though i hadnt done anything wrong?

galaxy Thu 23-Dec-04 22:09:30

I would have gone back but I've had had a right go at the neighbour.

pixiefish Thu 23-Dec-04 22:09:53

You did the right thing

IwigitcouldbeXmaseveryday Fri 24-Dec-04 13:19:00

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cranberryjampot Fri 24-Dec-04 13:35:57

think i'd have invited the neighbour over to yours to inspect the car

tillykins Fri 24-Dec-04 13:49:38

Yes I agree with Cranberry Jampot. And when he'd seen you hadn't damaged his car, he could have finished your ironing

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