Roy Janik (zinereem) wrote,
Roy Janik
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(scrreeech-BANG!!tinkle)

Ah, good thing I've got that money saved up for a downpayment on a house I'm not going to buy. Today, while entering an on-ramp for I-35 I somehow managed to smash my beautiful car into a giant behemoth of a construction truck or something. He was in front of me, merging in, and as I glanced left to make sure I had room to enter, he had come to a complete stop. Whoops. The hood bent and cut into the radiator. Fun stuff. Funny thing is, the headlights and front bumper were untouched. The driver of the balrogesque vehicle just gave me a shrug and a "what do you want me to do about it?" kindof look. Fair enough. There's no way in hell I could have damaged his cast iron bumper.

So bleeding radiator fluid (and ultimately billowing smoke) I limped my way to Great Hills Automotive. It was across town near my old apartment, but I love those guys, so I risked the trip (and overheating). I know, I should've waited for a tow, but I wanted to get there before they closed. Anyhow, Great Hills Automotive's slogan (which I just made up) is "Sure, we charge more, but we speak coherently, and aren't scary at all. Welcome Yuppie!". To give you an idea, the last time I took my car in (after destroying a tire), they offered me a ride to work.

So now I have to decide whether to get a rental car for the weekend or not. If not, then I'm not going home for Christmas. So I guess I have little choice.

The most ridiculous thing is that 30 minutes ago I suddenly realized that I have insurance, and I should probably call someone about this. So assuming they cover it, I'll only be paying 500 dollars for the deductible rather than whatever ungodly sum Great Hillls "pricey but worth it" Automotive can dream up. Oh, and my after hours incident number is 200101049605. My actual claim number is 324469
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