How rude! Those of us that are old enough to remember "Full House" or have seen the reruns (my thirteen-year-old daughter) know how that is supposed to sound.
I found myself thinking that same thing several times in the last couple of weeks. I wish I could say it was because of a bunch of kids, but I can’t. It was because of full-grown adults!
I got a newer car a couple of weeks ago, and before I had it a full week, a 72-year-old man proceeded to hit it with the door of his truck. Myself and three other people saw him do it, but did he come inside and ask who owned the car? Nope.
When I asked for his insurance information, he seemed shocked and then had to go outside to make sure he was the one that put the dent in my car. I know how your heart sinks when you hit someone’s car with your door -- I did it the first year I worked at the paper (Jerry Hilton still gives me grief about it, and it wasn’t even his car). I went inside found the owner and took responsibility for what I had done. People don’t do that enough anymore.
Now in the time since this has happened, I have heard from people on both sides of this discussion, and the only thing I can come up with is that some people just don’t care. My car is no better than anybody else’s, but like most I work hard to have nice things, and I think other people should respect how hard myself and others work to have and take care of what we have.
How many people reading this have what some would consider an old beater that you worked hard for before it was old or a beater? Just because it’s old doesn’t mean you don’t value it for the memories that you have made while driving it.
I have a 2000 Blazer with 180,000-plus miles on it. Worth more to me than anybody would pay me for it because of the memories. It is no less valuable to me than the newest car in my driveway. If you hit it with your car door, please tell me so I don’t have to think in my head "how rude!"