Honesty in car parks

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gollom, May 18, 2007.

You cause some damage in a car park - what would you do?

  1. Leave your full details

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  2. Leave the car park

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  3. Like to think you would leave your details, but when it comes down to it....

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  1. Gollom

    Gollom Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    OK. You are in a car park and accidentally cause some damage to another car. Nobody has seen you. Do you:

    Results are anonymous.....
     
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    Most definitely.
     
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    I'd like to think that I am careful as far as possible so as not to cause anyone any damage in the first place. So if I did, then it would be accident and I hope I would be upfront and honest about it.
     
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    CCTV! Best to come clean.
     
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    There is always an opportunity to "do the right thing", and owning up to damaging somebody else's property is the perfect example.
     
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    i like to treat everybody as id like to be treated myself. As a rule of thumb in carparks tho , i never park next to anything worth less than my wheels. :)

    Oh , and mine is the car at the other end of the car park in the middle of nowhere over 2 spaces.
     
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    Gollom

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    Maybe we should have another poll? :bannana: :bannana:
     
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    The last 3 people (1 door dented with trolly, 1 bumper scuffed, 1 mirror broken), who have marked my car were obviously not members of this nice, honest law abiding forum !!!!!!
     
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    absolutely - place of choice is next to the most expensive one i can find - if it looks wel looked after - they will be more likey to look after it!!
     
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    But as pammy has already pointed out in another thread, the minute you leave so does the more expensive motor only to be replaced by .... :crazy:
     
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    ....someone else following the same principle - until you end up at the lowest common denominator :crazy: where they reckon you won't ding them but they don't care about dinging you :mad:
     
  12. A210AMG

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    Hello,


    My wife is use to the way I park, always miles away from anyone (it seems people don't like to walk a little). In a multisotory I always try and get near a wall so only one side of my car can be 'attacked' by people who don't give a .....

    If plan A doesn't work, park next to another car that looks well looked after and cared for.

    Avoid, people carriers and the like (even though I'm in a big bus)

    I would like to think if someone hit mine they would also leave their details just as I would,the reality is that in the world today I somehow think they would drive off.


    Good thing is now I can park in the baby bays (when I have our baby with us!!) which at our supermaket leave enough room round the car to open doors fully...and be no where near the next car.

    Cheers
     
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    I always thought the same, until I heard someone the other day say: "I treat everybody in the way that they would like to be treated". True enough, that was in the context of sales & service rather than car park dings, but an interesting twist I thought.

    IIRC you mentioned last year that you were taking a fancy to a Bentley - that might limit the number of parking spaces available to you!! ;)

    Me too!!
     
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    Baby & toddler spaces rock!! :rock:

    Trouble is though our local shopping mall requires a permit for such parking, and you're only eligible until the child is 4 years old. Looks like Mrs D and I will have to get diggy wid it every third year to maintain our eligibility!! :D ;)

    Re Get diggy wid it - I know what you're thinking. How can this man be a Dad when his street lingo is so kool? I amaze myself sometimes. :D ;)
     
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    p.s. im still looking closely at them too lol
     
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    :eek:

    I don't know about avoiding other cars, you ought to be avoiding kerbs!!
     
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    Well, you would think so, wouldn't you? I park in a secure underground compound. It's fairly expensive and perhaps as a result almost exclusively filled with Mercs, Bentleys and BMWs as well as the odd chelsea tractor.

    So, I thought I'd be safe in there. Well, first week I had the current car, some ba***** scuffed my front bumper. Only tiny mark, but still.

    We have allocated, numbered spaces so I can safely assume it's one of the 5 or six cars in the spaces opposite me, but of course no way of proving and no one confessed to it either. :mad:
     
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    Watch who your dealing with.

    One potential problem to be aware of, is the honesty of the "injured party". :eek: Some people immediately see Mercedes owners as "loaded" and feel they can exploit the situation, perhaps by exaggerating the damage to their vehicle.:crazy: I'm not saying you shouldn't do the right thing just to be aware that not everyone you deal with has the same scruples as yourself. :mad:
     
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    Good point.

    That's where having a mobile phone (with camera) can be incredibley useful - for taking photo of damage to both cars immediately after it's happened, ideal with the vehicle in the position they were in when the mishap happened.
     
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    Originally Posted by A210AMG [​IMG]
    Good thing is now I can park in the baby bays (when I have our baby with us!!) which at our supermaket leave enough room round the car to open doors fully...and be no where near the next car.



    all car parks should have them but they are normally full of peoples nice cars and not a baby in sight:( :(
     
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