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Courtesy is dead.. Run in with 20 something in parking lot
Self | 12/28/2011 | Self

Posted on 12/28/2011 1:46:20 PM PST by cableguymn

It's been building.. No one opens doors for anyone any more, thank yous are few and far between. But today.. I am just blown away.

I am sitting in my van, enjoying some white castle while reading FR.

I hear a loud BANG on the side of my van. Look over and out the passenger window to see a 20 something kid who looks like he is a LONG way away from the beach. We lock eyes. He had banged his door in to the side of my van.. So I wait for him to walk around to the drivers side of my van.

and wait..

I look in my rear view mirror. He's headed for the door to the restaurant.

I open my door, and ask "hey, aren't you going to at least say sorry?!?!?"

"it's just a little paint man, my car is ok!"

(WTF!!)

It's a old work van, one more door ding is not going to kill me or it. However, his statement just floored me!

And yes, his stuffed Honda Civic had a Zero bumper sticker on it. Both 08 and 12.


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1 posted on 12/28/2011 1:46:23 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

Did you hock a loogie on his windshield??


2 posted on 12/28/2011 1:48:35 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: cableguymn

Whose line was it in an old western:

“I never killed anybody that didn’t need killin’”

Applies here . . . .


3 posted on 12/28/2011 1:49:27 PM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: cableguymn

Scratch “ It’s okay man, no harm done” into the side of his car with a key.


4 posted on 12/28/2011 1:50:43 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: goseminoles

No.. my mom taught me better. His.. Not so much.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 1:51:00 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

Go find his house and stick a pin in his cable line.


6 posted on 12/28/2011 1:51:11 PM PST by mk2000
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To: cableguymn

setting the trapped gases free from the enslavement of the honda would be the right thing to do. after all, do those air particles really WANT to be in those tires?! of course not. no damage... just releasing the air back into the wild

you can be assured... the libtard would have zer0 idea how to change a flat.


7 posted on 12/28/2011 1:51:29 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: cableguymn

Yes, it’s dead. Like many other things such as sense of community and American identity, knowledge of history, a belief in God, etc. As it turns out, when, as a society, you stop teaching kids those things, they act accordingly.


8 posted on 12/28/2011 1:51:37 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: cableguymn
"it's just a little paint man, my car is ok!"

Reply to self; "Won't be when you get back."

9 posted on 12/28/2011 1:51:43 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: goseminoles; cableguymn

I guess I would wait till I see him in line then take my claw hammer to his door.


10 posted on 12/28/2011 1:52:08 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: cableguymn

Paint meet chisel.

That is all.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 1:52:11 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mk2000

He’s from Michigan. I’m in Minnesota. At least that is where his license plate is from.


12 posted on 12/28/2011 1:53:01 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

I don’t own a work van, but I have an old (’93) Chevy Suburban that looks like s**t (resplendent in heavily oxidized paint) but runs like a watch.

I’ll tell you that if that happened to me, my Suburban monster would back out and “accidentally” cream that little Civic.

As Cathy Bates said in “Fried Green Tomatoes” to the little rich bitches after she destroyed their little car with her land yacht after they stole her parking slot and mocked her...”Face it girls....I’m older and have more insurance.”


13 posted on 12/28/2011 1:53:33 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: cableguymn

“common courtesy” is an oxymoron.


14 posted on 12/28/2011 1:53:33 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: cableguymn

Carry a hand sledge hammer in the trunk for such situations.


15 posted on 12/28/2011 1:53:43 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, or the jobs that go with it.)
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To: cableguymn

Typical liberal, pot-smoking, hip-hop, wannabe-a-rap-star, loser.

I would have returned the favor and put a dent in his door, then responded to him with:

“It’s just a little paint, punk, but my van is ok! Enjoy your meal, Douche Bag.”


16 posted on 12/28/2011 1:54:08 PM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: mk2000
Go find his house and stick a pin in his cable line.

I'm not sure I want to ask this, but what will the result be of sticking a pin in the cable line?

17 posted on 12/28/2011 1:54:34 PM PST by Go Gordon (President Poverty - President Downgrade - President Food Stamp - President Pantywaist - B. H. Obama)
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To: sten
you can be assured... the libtard would have zer0 idea how to change a flat.

I would have taken that option right off the table and flattened all four of 'em. Even if he knows how, I doubt he carries four spares.

18 posted on 12/28/2011 1:54:43 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: Go Gordon

I thought I remembered hearing years ago that it would ruin the whole system. Could be wrong.


19 posted on 12/28/2011 1:55:57 PM PST by mk2000
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To: goseminoles

Always carry a coke can (or bottle) with some old coke in it. Once the idiot has gone into the restaurant pour the coke onto the windshield wipers. It will dry on the rubber and the wipers will stick to the glass the next time they try to use them.


20 posted on 12/28/2011 1:57:31 PM PST by ladyjane
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I hate to say it. but the posts telling me to return the favor (if serious.. and I don’t think they are) is helping me prove my point.

I mean, I could have shoot him dead. pulled out the gas powered concert saw and cut the car in half, slashed his tires, peed in his gas tank... Just about anything short of running it over with my van, I could have managed.


21 posted on 12/28/2011 1:58:01 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Go Gordon
what will the result be of sticking a pin in the cable line?

The short circuiting of the center conductor to the shield which is ground. No reception and possibly damaged equipment.

On the coax cable of a transmitting device like a Ham radio, this can EASILY destroy the amplification circuits of your amp or radio...or both.

That's why all cable below 20 feet is armored and hidden on all my rigs.

22 posted on 12/28/2011 1:58:55 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: cableguymn

This is another thing keys are made for...


23 posted on 12/28/2011 2:00:10 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: mk2000

a pin hole in a rubber brake hose would cause the slow and likely unnoticeable loss of brake fluid. at some point. the system would fail.


24 posted on 12/28/2011 2:00:10 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

There were jerks 100 years ago. There were jerks 50 years ago. There are jerks now.

The difference is 100 or 50 years ago a jerk was much more likely to get the ass-whuppin’ he deserved without the police or lawyers getting involved.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 2:01:05 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: cableguymn

I really miss white castles.


26 posted on 12/28/2011 2:01:24 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: cableguymn

I KNOW it’s hard...but pray for his conversion and move on.


27 posted on 12/28/2011 2:02:50 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: maine yankee

LOL!


28 posted on 12/28/2011 2:02:50 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cableguymn
You know, keys have other uses besides just opening locks.

;^\

29 posted on 12/28/2011 2:02:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: RatRipper
The Last One That Did That Is Buried Out There.

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30 posted on 12/28/2011 2:02:55 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: RatRipper

Smile

How about; “his back was too me.”

Another old western


31 posted on 12/28/2011 2:03:54 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: RatRipper

Smile

How about; “his back was to me.”

Another old western


32 posted on 12/28/2011 2:04:14 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: cableguymn
I hate to say it. but the posts telling me to return the favor (if serious.. and I don’t think they are) is helping me prove my point.

No, no, no. We as Conservatives are duty bound to make sure that those who require an education learn from their mistakes. A verbal rejoinder is useless. After cleaning dried Coke from his wipers, or pumping air back in to four tires or paying to have some scratches buffed out of his shiite box...he will likely learn to either hold his tongue and apologize when necessary or at the least, control the travel of his car doors.

To do less would be an abrogation of our responsibilities.

33 posted on 12/28/2011 2:05:21 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Some folks need an education...don't give up or we'll lose the Nation - Grand Funk Railroad)
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To: Pan_Yan

Um, that’s a little extreme and could result in injury or death to some innocent bystander.

Bad idea.


34 posted on 12/28/2011 2:05:21 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: goseminoles

Or poo on it like that old hippy did on the police cart in New York.


35 posted on 12/28/2011 2:05:56 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: Pan_Yan

Ooops. Replied to wrong post...


36 posted on 12/28/2011 2:06:08 PM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: cableguymn

Thank you for your reasoned response.


37 posted on 12/28/2011 2:06:30 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Pan_Yan

a good ass-whuppin normally knocked the jerk outta them.


38 posted on 12/28/2011 2:06:34 PM PST by cableguymn
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And yes, his stuffed Honda Civic had a Zero bumper sticker on it. Both 08 and 12.

Pretty much anytime I see a Zero bumper sticker on a car in a parking lot, it gets a key run down it's side...

39 posted on 12/28/2011 2:07:14 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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Roofing nails. His tires. When he backs out, the nails go in.


40 posted on 12/28/2011 2:07:52 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Go Gordon
I'm not sure I want to ask this, but what will the result be of sticking a pin in the cable line?

Your cable TV line is 'co-axial', meaning there is an outer mesh shield (ground) and a center conductor (signal). A needle will effectively short the signal out, then take a wire cutter and cut the needle flush with the outter plastic - he won't have cable/internet and until he finds or replace the cable.

41 posted on 12/28/2011 2:08:36 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: RatRipper

Rooster Cogburn, aka John Wayne..


42 posted on 12/28/2011 2:08:50 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Forgot to mention. Passenger side, front tire. He won’t see them when he gets in his car.


43 posted on 12/28/2011 2:09:25 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SkyDancer

I always liked Bronson.


44 posted on 12/28/2011 2:10:36 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cableguymn
My uncle had this exact thing happen to him, once. Except that he drove a BMW, and was a little more concerned about it. That, and the perp *meant* to do it - Uncle was parked a fair distance away from everything, the guy who hit him couldn't have meant anything else, but to do it on purpose.

Anyway, my uncle said "Allrighty, we'll see who the bigger A**hole is, here." and took a tire iron to the offender's car.

And, that, as they say, was that.

45 posted on 12/28/2011 2:11:01 PM PST by wbill
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To: RightOnline

My wife and I discuss Tawanda many times.


46 posted on 12/28/2011 2:12:13 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’ll join in on this just for sake of the fun of it.

Both passenger side tires. If you do one the spare will fix that. 2 flats. your screwed.

I remember doing that back in my high school days.

Then someone knocked the jerk outta me.


47 posted on 12/28/2011 2:12:30 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: chris37

Super glue - so many uses for it.


48 posted on 12/28/2011 2:12:38 PM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: cableguymn
Sometimes, you just have to decide to be the missionary in the jungle and obey the better angels of your nature.

Other times, you can keep a valve stem puller in you glovebox and remove the stems when the offender has left so that when he calls AAA to refill his tires, they can't do anything but offer him a towing service. Just sayin'

49 posted on 12/28/2011 2:12:56 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: cableguymn

Before you extrapolate one person’s behavior to the entire society, just hold that person accountable for his actions. That is best done through the Police.

The second point is that there are those who get their “fix” from the increase in adrenalin that comes with sudden rage. I call those people “rage-a-holics,” but the PC term is people afflicted with “Intermittent Explosive Behavior.” National affliction estimates for IEB are about 6 %.

The Judge may order an anger management course to the chronic IEB person. “Road Rage” is another common name applied to those on our highways with a short fuse.


50 posted on 12/28/2011 2:12:56 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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