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Travelling through Seattle a good 15 years ago, I remembered an old friend I used to blow up Action Men with. We were bored, nothing to lose , so I looked him up in the phonebook. He was the only one of that name in there. "Come and stay," goes he.

Me and my mates were living in a car at that point so a bed was a novelty. After searching for a while, we rock up to a very posh mansion on Puget Sound with its own Helipad. "Come flying," goes he.

Has your luck held out recently?

(, Thu 14 Sep 2006, 18:43)
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complete c*nt rear shunt!
My Mrs had just set off to uni in our car and within a mile of home got cut up by a Mercedes. Being Milton Keynes they proceed onto the roundabout where it seems Mercedes boy isn't totally familiar with the concept, wants another lane and hits the brakes to stop on the roundabout (left lane was blocked by traffic). My Mrs goes in the back of him leaving a small scratch on his bumper but breaking a headlight and front bumper on our Golf.

She comes home in tears and it's down to me to sort it all. I decide to be prepared and get a couple of outline quotes for respraying a Mercedes bumper (£150).

Eventually I get a call and it turns out the guy works for Mercedes and wants us to pay for the damage. He reckons it'll be £600!!! No way I say, it'll have to go through insurance as I reckon it should only be £150. "Ah, but is that an approved mercedes repairer?" I get in return.

A little perplexed I say, "why should that matter? Do you honestly think my no frills insurance company will send it to Mercedes for a bit of paint?".

After much arguing (he was being a total git) its starting to look like he's hiding something. I ascertain being a company car he's not the owner or insurer so I decide to go for broke. (He's already shouted at my Mrs so I'm happy for revenge).

Me:"Well as I understand it the accident wouldn't have happened if you hadn't been driving so inconsiderately. In fact as I understand it you overtook us at well over 70mph, that's above the speed limit. It's no wonder you caused an accident when you decided to cut us up. As it's not your car I think I'd better speak to your boss to sort out getting the car collected for an insurance repair."

He bricked it. I think the idea I might mention wrecklessly driving like a penis to his boss scared him and he said the scratch would probably polish out! Paid nothing, didn't hear from him again.

So, my Mrs crashed into a Mercedes and I talked my way out of paying for it.
(, Mon 18 Sep 2006, 11:47, Reply)

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