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Old 17th October 2006, 13:04   #46
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So today morning the Skoda is sent for the "NOW CUSTOMARY" touch up job and I reach office in Zulu.

Park it and after an hour or so the watchman calls me and says "SAAB TEMPO WALE NE AAP KA GAADI THOK DIYA"

I run down and check - a stupid tempo guy while reversing goes right into ZULU , the left side under the C pillar - there is a deep pointed dent near the fuel lid and the damage is quite a bit with a whole lot of paint being scratched off. Now to get that color matched is going to be a big headache.

Will post pics in a while.

I mean "WHY ME MAAN ??"
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Old 17th October 2006, 13:06   #47
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N-C... what is it with you and people whacking into your stationary vehicles??
Again... sorry to hear about your (BAD)luck.
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Old 18th October 2006, 08:28   #48
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You know N_C, maybe you should hire an Indicab and use it for your daily commutes for a few days. It will be cheaper that way .
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normally_crazy: too many unfortunate things have happened to you, recently.
A Satyanarayan Pooja would help. serious!
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I completely agree with Ram here, you seem to have run into a run of constant bad luck, a pooja would certainly help. Take care & be careful.
What are you waiting for G.R.?
Just do the S. N. Pooja without delay!
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NC, do you by any chance park your cars in the middle of the road?
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Old 20th October 2006, 15:32   #51
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That is quite an incredible run of bad luck. All I can say to NC is: keep going, maybe learn a bit from your experiences, but never succumb to superstition (if you are not already superstitious, that is). I had parked my car once on a narrow road in Mumbai -- I took particular care to get it to within an inch of a compound wall on the left, so that there is enough space on the road. But when I came back after a while, I found a big dent on my right front door and the right front wheel also had taken a hit (the hub cap had fallen off, but no visible damage to wheel). Immediately after driving back to Pune, I had a tyre puncture on the right wheel, with sidewall failure of the tube. The mistake I made was to park my car in the vicinity of a big pothole to the right side of the road next to my car. So the vehicles automatically swerved towards my car to avoid the pothole. I learnt something from this experience; paying attention to these small details can be really worthwhile.
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At 7 am , I hear a siren go off that sounds suspiciously familiar. Get up from bed and get a look through the windows to see the watchmen standing around my Octy and discussing something. I run down and find -------

Not again
- A loose branch of a coconut tree falls on the car's bonnet now just missing the windscreen !!
Thankfully the leaves part fell on the car not the hard stump part - else I would be crying my way to the Insurance office. The damage is almost minimal. Will check it up properly once more to make absolutely sure.

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Oh man. N_C your car isnt even safe when parked. You better get that pooja done soon.

Looks like shani period for your cars. LOL!!!

Drive safe and park safe.
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HI NC,

After going through this thread, I offer my sincere sympathies to you.

Looks like people have lost their driving capabilities/feeling for others/respect for signals, the public transport drivers (Bus/ Auto/Call Taxi/ BPO staff carriers), in particular. Always looking for a gap on the wrong side, where you least expect them and always in a hurry (BPO drivers in particular)

What a patch you are going through. By now i am sure you would be checking on your car frequently and offering a fervent prayer whenever you take it out. And for god's sake don't get stressed up.

How much have you spent yourself / claimed from the insurance companies till now ? Looks like will make up a whopping figure. Just wondering $$$$
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