Friday, January 27, 2006

Stupidity Tries

So, I wrote this post earlier this week (in case you missed it) about my own fuck-uppance of my car. I took it to a recommended collision center and they were very nice, didn't grunt or make fun of me (well, at least not to my face). They will need 4 or 5 days to work on it though, so I haven't dropped it off just yet. As you can see below, it doesn't look that bad, well unless you get up really close. They were nice enough to wire up my bumper in the meantime so it won't be all jangly-dangly.

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Total cost to repair: $1,419
Yep, that's right - One thousand four hundred and nineteen junior bacon cheeseburgers, folks. But with my insurance, I'll just have to come up with 500 crispy chicken nuggets. I know that might seem like side salads or baked potatoes to some of you, but for me it'll be a stretch just to come up with that much. We'll get it figured out though.
Damn, I'm hungry...

8 comments:

Dirk the Feeble said...

500 crispy chicken nuggets? Do you mean the kind that comes 5 to a box for $1, or are they $1 apiece?

Nervous Girl said...

Oh, you and your attention to details! That would be 500 5 piece chicken nuggets, if you wanna get technical. :)

Beck said...

It could always be worse. They could completely do away with that entire part of the menu.

Just be glad it wasn't another car hitting you (or vice versa) and doing 7000 junior bacon cheeseburgers worth of damage. That happened to us a few summers ago.

Anonymous said...

damage doesnt look bad at all. the most timely thing is going to be the paint, the most pain in the ass thing will be the light houseing. I have replaced three of them so far. Its to bad you dont know a "car" person you could just go to the junk yard get a new fender, with any luck the same color, or if need be paint it yourself. Then the rest is a case of beer and a full weekend of work.

-Ray

SayUnderpants said...

Several years ago, J was driving my car and rear-ended a mini van at low speed (the air bags didn't even deploy). BUT - due to the "miraculous" technical innovation of front-end crumple zones, the damage repair bill came to nearly $4000. New hood, new quarter panels, new internal car organs...

Good thing my deductible at the time was $500...and that J paid it - because I sure as hell didn't have the money!

But hey, that's what insurance is for - and hopefully your premiums won't be increased by gazillions of dollars! I understand that kind of pain...

Lovely Lisa said...

I feel bad about the accident, but what a funny post!!

I'm an accident prone gal myself, I totally know how krappy it is to get a mess up!

Will said...

when that happened to my car I just left it. It aint worth that much cash in my book.

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