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Wife’s Car Has A Million Dings And Scratches On The Rear Bumper

Saturday, March 02, 2013

My Wife’s car has a million dings and scratches on the rear bumper. They are caused by the fact that my Wife insists on backing into parking spaces. To date she has never struck another vehicle, yet if there’s a pole, curb, wall, etc., she will hit it. She will not back into the garage because she is afraid she will hit something.

Friday evening another couple who know what my Wife’s car rear bumper looks like and why; were with us in the vehicle when she backed into a high curb while parking.

She turned to me and said “I want to get one of those new cars that has back-up cameras”.

I replied “Good idea…then you can see what you’re hitting.”

The other couple laughed.

My Wife was pissed for a few minutes, however as the saying goes, time heals all wounds and she got over it by the time we entered the restaurant.

After dinner we went to the Jon Stewart show. FYI, John Stewart is a great comedian and put on a very funny show.

So far, the back-up cameras or my comment have not come again and I will not bring it up.

And yes we have spent many awake hours together.
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JLLOVETT 3/21/2013 11:12AM

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BOPPY_ 3/14/2013 1:40AM

    When my wife got a new car several years ago, my grandson referred to the rear-pointing video as the backup movie. From that point on, we all call it that.

When I was going to school, I had a part-time job delivering press releases in downtown Chicago. The company car I drove was a Chevy station wagon. I'd really have to scoot to deliver the press releases, and I had to parallel park that lumbering station wagon on either side of a one-way street. I was accurate, and fast. That was then.

Now, after, 40 years of living in Western suburbs, and rural areas, I bet I couldn't parallel park a Mini, with a backup camera, and a team of air traffic controllers. emoticon emoticon

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ASHAIXIM 3/11/2013 2:35PM

    I just bought my sisters old van. It has back up beeps and when you get close to another object it BEEPS!!!! at you. ;)

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HOLLYM48 3/9/2013 8:09PM

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/8/2013 10:46PM

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TEDYBEAR2838 3/6/2013 9:39PM

    that was WAY TOO FUNNY!

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NEELIXNKES 3/5/2013 3:47PM

    emoticon The Jon Stewart show sounds fun!

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LIVINGFREE19 3/5/2013 2:16PM

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AHTRAP 3/5/2013 1:34PM

    So, are you clear, or is your wife the type to carefully plan her revenge?

For me, it's not necessarily fear of bumper dings that keeps me from backing into spaces, it's fear that I'll hit things (like, cars) on the left or the right as I try to fit into the space.

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SIMONEKP 3/5/2013 1:15PM

    you are always so witty, much to your wife's chagrin I'm sure.

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ANDY_54 3/5/2013 10:13AM

    Kudos to your wife, though. While I have thought about it a lot, I would never back into a space (unlike my husband--bu he doesn't hit anything). What about one of those cars that supposedly parks itself? Yeah, that's what I'm waiting for!

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SWAZY33 3/5/2013 5:54AM

    I emoticon my back-up camera so much...
hhmmm...wait...is this why my hubby got me a car with one? emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/5/2013 12:02AM

    Wow - I need a backup camera, too!

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SHERYLDS 3/4/2013 10:39PM

    these new smart cars scare the hell out of me.....
like the LEXIS that thinks for you....
it's programmed to avoid an accident....
just what I need...a psychic car like KNIGHT RIDER

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2ABBYNORMAL 3/4/2013 7:55PM

    Really funny! I've been backing into parking spots because my battery died on two different occasions and I needed a jump. That's how my habit started. I now have a new battery and still back into parking spaces. Old habits are hard to break.
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LINDA! 3/4/2013 3:47PM

    Haha....I can actually relate to your wife's issues of backing up. Been there, done that!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/4/2013 2:52PM

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BOVEY63 3/4/2013 1:04PM

    A friend of mine received a back up beeper as a Christmas gift from her husband for the same reason. Apparently they can be installed in any vehicle.

By the way, loved your comment about being better having a Monday than no Monday. Can always rely on you for a smile or laugh.
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JSPIN74 3/4/2013 11:49AM

    teeheehee emoticon

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 3/4/2013 11:48AM

    nicely said!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/4/2013 11:31AM

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MICHELLEPHANT 3/4/2013 9:43AM

    DOH!!!! Hope ya dont get retaliated all over!

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LAURAAT 3/4/2013 9:21AM

    Lol! A true married couple...hahaha!

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KITT52 3/3/2013 7:59AM

    isn't love grand

have a healthy week

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AKELAZ 3/3/2013 6:43AM

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You're so funny, Marty - and so bad!!
Sounds like you're made for each other - she appreciates your humour and you appreciate her parking - in some perverted sort of way that suits you both.

Don't know John Stewart but glad you enjoyed.

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-POOKIE- 3/3/2013 4:25AM

    *laughs* excellent!

Mine has sensors that beep, its like a heart rate monitor flatlining like on TV...
beep......beep.....beep...beep.
.beep.beep.beepbeepbeepbeepbeee
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MARIANNE9855 3/3/2013 4:12AM

    I would love a back up camera but I would probably get confused somehow- I think I need one of those cars that park themselves! Lucky you to see Jon Stewart- he's my favorite.

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FROSTY99 3/2/2013 11:06PM

    Better the rear bumper than what I did to our front bumper-give your wife a break!! I pulled up to a parking spot and when I got ready to leave, my front bumper caught on the concrete barrier they put to keep people from pulling in too far. It never made a sound when I pulled in-I normally would have stopped if I heard a sound like it was dragging-but boy did it groan as I backed up!! It pulled the bumper/fender away from the main part and it cost us nearly $400 to get it fixed!

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KAYDE53 3/2/2013 10:22PM

    emoticon sounds like me & my dh!!

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GAYLLYNNE 3/2/2013 8:35PM

    Cute!!!!

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ALIHIKES 3/2/2013 6:19PM

    VERY funny! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 3/2/2013 6:15PM

    LOL!
Awesome!
Hugs,
Angela

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GGCHET 3/2/2013 4:44PM

    thats just how we do it!!!!


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BARCLE 3/2/2013 4:44PM

    lol I love your comment about seeing what she's hitting emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 3/2/2013 4:29PM

    Real funny - from someone who has the same problem as your wife.

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ANATASHIKI 3/2/2013 3:48PM

    if you didn't sleep on the door mat or the dog's house it means it's ok. and she probably realized that it really was funny emoticon

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DACHI9 3/2/2013 3:47PM

    I have the same kind of car that your wife does. You know the one with the dinged and scratched bumper! I don't know whose driving my car at night while I'm asleep but I wish they would quit. I just know I didn't do that. Are you sure that the cars don't come from the factory that way? emoticon

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JACKIE542 3/2/2013 3:44PM

    emoticon , I told my hubby he needed a back up camera, but thought he would back up and break the camera. emoticon

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-BENI- 3/2/2013 3:35PM

    My thought is she will end up breaking the camera!
Wonder what that would cost to repair?
It would drive me crazy to have all those scratches and dings?


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TXTOAD9970 3/2/2013 3:34PM

    You better watch it of what she will be hitting is YOU! LOL you crack me up!
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SUNSHINE99999 3/2/2013 3:31PM

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