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AIBU to think that 2 punctures in 2 days is weird?

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LakieLady · 20/04/2021 19:19

Yesterday I drove to visit MIL. SIL (support bubble) met us there.

As I was about to leave, SIL spotted that my front offside tyre was flat, which was a bit of a pisser as the tyre was new last June.

No biggie, the AA came and put the spare on, and it just made me very late getting home.

A friend (and soon to be my lodger) came over to start decorating my spare room today. When she left, she spotted that my front offside tyre was flat again. Same wheel, and it was the spare that was put on yesterday.

I rang my mechanic, who assured me that there was nothing on the car that could be damaged and causing punctures. Rang a mobile tyre fiting company, who are coming to sort it tomorrow, then I can take the car to my usual guy to have the tyre that went yesterday repaired or replaced.

But it's just struck me how very weird this is.

Some years ago, not long after I moved here, I went through a phase when I kept getting punctures, always a nail in the sidewall of the tyre, and always happening overnight when the car was outside my house. It stopped happening when my ex-husband moved in.

My DP died a few months ago. Now that I'm living here alone again, I'm getting punctures again. When it happened before, I wondered if it was my misogynist bully of a neighbour, who's hated me since the day I moved in 28 years ago. I've had maybe 2 or 3 punctures in the 25 years since that first spate of flat tyres and these two.

AIBU to suspect that this is deliberate?

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Am I being unreasonable?


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CirclesWithinCircles · 20/04/2021 19:22

Happened to me. I set up a camera and caught the offending twat.

It also happened to me when I parked regularly in a public place to take my dog in for grooming A man had expressed his interest in me to a friend and I had informed the friend that I wasn't interested. I then started getting punctures. I informed the dog groomer, she was uninterested, so I simply stopped going there. Haven't had a puncture for years.


Butteredtoast55 · 20/04/2021 19:36

My DS has had two today in two different cars! Shock


Dobbyisahouseelf · 20/04/2021 20:28

YANBU How awful to be recently widowed and have malicious damage done to your car. Can you get a dashcam to see if it is your neighbour?

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