So, last Sunday, I was out running an errand...had a craving for some Taco Bell. There's one right by my place...it wasn't very crowded so I decided to hop in the drive-through line. I was digging in my purse for my debit card, and my foot accidentally slipped off the break pedal. I felt my car lightly tap the car in front of me...and I figured, how bad could it possibly be?
Let me tell you.
It was a Cadillac. It belonged to the driver's late father and he had just taken possession of it. So, even though he had to point out to me the very small ding that my license plate holder had left on his bumper, I understood the sentimental value of the car and why the man wanted to keep it in perfect, pristine condition.
We of course exchanged insurance information and I called my company to inform them of the incident. The next day, the man sent me an estimate to get his bumper repaired. $650.00!!! I was like, you HAVE to be kidding me! Called my insurance company and found out that it would be WAY more expensive to file a claim and pay my deductible. My rate would go up, etc, etc...so I forked over the money, which really SUCKED, because we are in the process of buying a house and need every penny.
So, my message to you is...don't be like me! Pull into a parking space and find your debit card BEFORE you get in line at the drive-through!