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I don't know if I'm embarrassed or angry

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Or both! After some shopping today, I returned home, unloaded the van, etc. Then I ran back outside to put the van in the garage. Someone PLEASE tell me how I walked RIGHT by the tailgate...the OPEN tailgate......and still proceeded to pull into the garage with the it WIDE OPEN.... argh!! Needless to say, the whole back window shattered, there is damage to the tailgate itself and the garage door frame has an interesting new look. $1400.00 later, all will look like new on the van. No estimate yet on what it will take to repair my injured pride, though!!!!
post #2 of 25
That so sounds like something I would do...fortunately, I have good insurance!
post #3 of 25
Woops!
post #4 of 25
My advice: do like cats, and act like you meant to do that!
post #5 of 25
Maybe too much on your mind?
post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by emmysamson
My advice: do like cats, and act like you meant to do that!
I would love to, but I'm so dang mad at myself that there just aren't words!
post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by emmysamson
My advice: do like cats, and act like you meant to do that!
Best advice I've seen in weeks!
post #8 of 25
Awww! I can't imagine how frustrating that must be!!
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by emmysamson
My advice: do like cats, and act like you meant to do that!
I do that all the time

Hope you feel better soon.. and the van too. =)
post #10 of 25
I hate when I do something that I think is "stupid", meaning I am way to smart to make such a mistake. When it is costly, it hurts that much more. Just remember, that is why they are called ACCIDENTS!
post #11 of 25
Wow, I didnt know that could happen, I have done that before.

I wont do it ever again now.

Sorry for your troubles!
post #12 of 25
Aww sorry that happened..

If it makes you feel better..I once, saddled Vixen..

walked away

came back and got on, and fell flat on my butt, saddle and all..

I forgot to cinch it..
post #13 of 25
Well, think, it could ahve been something worse. It could ahve been an accident involving another vehicle, on a highway, a head-on collision with a rolls royce in which it was more than just your pride that took a bashing, you could ahve had no insurance.... there are any number of scenarios. You're ok, if a little mad - and that's the important bit.

In fact only yesterday I did something stupid too. I went out to the shop to go buy chocolate and something to drink - it's literally only 100 yards away... got back home to discover I'd locked my keys in the flat. Rune was out of the city, so I eventually had to go travel out to my SIL to get a spare set of keys You're not the only one who can do something daft from time to time
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone. Although that pride of mine still feels a little bruised this morning, you all got a few smiles out of me, anyway. I appreciate the support.
post #15 of 25
I've done stupid things too. It's worse when you actually have to admit what you did, and can't just cover up by yourself.

but this
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My advice: do like cats, and act like you meant to do that!
cracks me up. Last night, Sam was lying at the top of the stairs. I went to see what he was up to, and he rolled on his back, miscalculated, and rolled down to the top step. He looked a bit surprised, but just for an instant, then settled down on that step, looking at me like, what are you looking at? I meant to do that!
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Sammie5
I've done stupid things too. It's worse when you actually have to admit what you did, and can't just cover up by yourself.

but this

cracks me up. Last night, Sam was lying at the top of the stairs. I went to see what he was up to, and he rolled on his back, miscalculated, and rolled down to the top step. He looked a bit surprised, but just for an instant, then settled down on that step, looking at me like, what are you looking at? I meant to do that!

Okay, that one got a LOL! Too cute.
post #17 of 25
heheheh yeah! Tosca catapulted herself off the windowsill this morning - she jumped on the sill and up and down to the top of the window trying to catch a bug (that was outside), but she miscalculated a landing and plonked onto a DVD case that was on the sill and promptly upended, catapulting her a good 5 feet sideways onto our bed - and right into the middle of Rune's stomach She stood looking surprised for a good 10 seconds or so and then settled down, flicked her ears to say "I meant to do that" and then carried on with her "feed me" miaow!
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by emmysamson
My advice: do like cats, and act like you meant to do that!

I'm sorry this happened . But at least no one was hurt.....that's always the silver lining...
post #19 of 25
Scamper Farms - I'm sorry, but I had to LOL at that! I had a mental picture of Vixen looking sideways at you, swooshing her tail, then rolling her eyes!

Sunnicat, I'm sorry I don't have a remedy for bruised pride. Maybe a good snuggle with a warm cat? Always helps me!
post #20 of 25
One time, I was cleaning out the back of my 4Runner in the garage. Went to back up the car, heard this horrible metal on metal noise, stopped the car, and realized I hadn't closed the back!! Lucky me, there was no damage. So you're not the only one that'd done it. At least it was the van that got damaged, and not you!
post #21 of 25
Well, you were probably a little distracted thinking of the many more tasks you had to complete by the end of the day so you could cook dinner and clean up before relaxing for 5 minutes and starting all over again tomorrow. Sorry that happened to you!
post #22 of 25
Well there was something in the air yesterday . I backed into a tree (glancing blow). The tree has always been there, it didn't just suddenly MOVE, ya know? But I had parked the car in a slightly different place to have it out of the way while I was cutting the grass in the front yard, so when I did my usually whipping back around when I started to go to the store I whipped right around back into this whacking great pine tree! Fortunately mostly just scraped up the corner of the bumper and put a small crack in the plastic. And it's an older car anyway (1994 Olds Cutlass,) I might've cried if it was something new!
post #23 of 25
In situations like that I think it's best to try and laugh at yourself...but I know it's easier said than done!
post #24 of 25
You are not alone. There was this post I couldn't see as I was backing up...

Anyway, the right back door of my (full sized) van is dented in, along with the ladder. I guess the good news is that the great nieces and nephews can still climb up it to the top of the van (while under supervision, of course).

I also know about those sneaky trees that like to get in your way...
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by pushylady
Scamper Farms - I'm sorry, but I had to LOL at that! I had a mental picture of Vixen looking sideways at you, swooshing her tail, then rolling her eyes!

Sunnicat, I'm sorry I don't have a remedy for bruised pride. Maybe a good snuggle with a warm cat? Always helps me!

LOL well...funny enough thats about what she did LOL..than she blew snot on me lol
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