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Old 05-15-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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I haven't posted in quite awhile (I'm sure I've been missed :). I've been engaged in very un-ER like activities.

I purchased a 2002 Mercedes C230K. It's not the most expensive car on the planet, but it's nice and works for me. I parked it on my street over the weekend and noticed someone decided to key my car as they walked by our sometimes painfully quiet, residential street. The dealer will take care of the scratch for me, so I'm not worried about fixing the problem. I'm just beyond pissed that people (teenagers?? angry neighbor)think it's *okay* to damage someone else's property. The garage will be cleaned out next weekend and the car will be parked inside.

I've never in my most angry moments acted upon vandalism. I just don't understand the mentality of some people.
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:21 PM   #2
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Welcome back! I've been absent for a while myself.

TH's Lexus got keyed, too. I think maybe you're just a front line soldier who became a victim of class warfare.

Somebody abandoned a stolen car right in front of my house. When I met the Sheriff outside as they were towing it, he expressed a concern my neighborhood would be this operators new stomping ground. I asked him, "why would somebody steal a car, just to abandon it a couple days later?". He said, "don't apply your logic to the situation, it's not theirs".
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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You have something they don't. They assume you don't deserve it because they can't see anyway for themselves to have it.

Sorry your property was damaged.

Funny to me in a way since I am never concerned about what cars others have. Not a status symbol to me in any way. Most are financed or leased.
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I had a Mercedes on order, the i thought about exactly that scenario, so I cancelled the order, stayed with my 6 year old Volvo.

Our 2001 Honda CRV got keyed in Florida, but we just figured that someone did not like Canadians.
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Ugh Cube, that would aggravate me to no end too.
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You need one of these.
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Some people are just immature asses. I do question why you would leave it parked on the street rather than garaged.
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You need one of these.
"Honey, my hands are full, could you get the door for me please?"

PSSsssssst-ka-WHOOOSH!!

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I do question why you would leave it parked on the street rather than garaged.
Our garage is packed to the rafters with junk. I'm preparing an ad text for Craigslist for furniture items. We're making cleaning out the garage a priority.

I'm still reeling from the mere fact that someone did this in front of my house. Maybe I should smile more at my neighbors
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Our 2001* Honda CRV got keyed in Florida, but we just figured that someone did not like Canadians.
Well........duuuuhhh! Come one Max. Life is good in Canada. Do you have to come down here so something can happen? You already have the best of everything. Why keep pushing for more?
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You have something they don't.
So, who is "they."
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Grrrr

They keyed my 1999 Silverado in the Mall parking lot -during Christmas holidays - ho ho ho.

Teenagers - ??Right??

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I'm not sure how to tell if someone's keyed my car. Does it leave a mark in the uniformly-splattered red-dirt anti-corrosion coating?
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Simple Nords. "Someone" has marks on his/her back from being caned and they look remorseful. People in the USA are outraged. People in Singapore know they have just cured a "jerk." It's sooooo simple.
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youbet, my dad is 87, he has lived in Hudson for 6 months for the last 30 years, we visit FLA just to make sure he is doing O.K.
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It's not the most expensive car on the planet, but it's nice and works for me. I parked it on my street over the weekend and noticed someone decided to key my car as they walked by our sometimes painfully quiet, residential street. The dealer will take care of the scratch for me, so I'm not worried about fixing the problem. I'm just beyond pissed that people (teenagers?? angry neighbor)think it's *okay* to damage someone else's property. The garage will be cleaned out next weekend and the car will be parked inside.
Was your driveway empty? I wonder, in kind, how people think its ok to make everyone drive around their car for an entire weekend while their driveway is empty. I know I cant be the only one that is bothered by that. If it was full, and there was a party or many relatives/friends over at the house, then disregard this comment.
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Max--actually we love it when people form other places than Florida come here. You buy stuff and pay sales tax, but don't use many resources. You keep up income tax free. Please keep coming.

Laurance--In my neck of the woods the car thieves normally dump a car when it is running low on gas. It is much easier and cheaper to steal another car than to fill it up, until they are caught. When we recover one we seach the area for a stolen car, typically Chrysler products.
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he has lived in Hudson for 6 months for the last 30 years
Just seems like an odd choice. Superior living in Canada as a Canadian citizen or inferior living in USA as a visitor. You/your dad choose USA? I don't get it.
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Cool it youbet. You are out of line!

Take your anti-Canadian bias somewhere else.

You are going out of your way to antagonize Howard.

You know he has a short fuse and you are deliberately trying to start a flame event!

You are a perfect example of the meaning of this thread.
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Take your anti-Canadian bias somewhere else.
Zipper, I have no negative bias towards Canada whatsoever.* Check my history of posts.* You will find zero anti-Canadian rhetoric from me!* In fact, I'm looking forward to a vacation in northern Ontario in just a few weeks.* So much so, in fact, that I'll tolerate the unfavorable exchange rate to be there and enjoy.* IMHO, it's worth it despite being very expensive for Americans these days

I do get confused by the unconstructive, taunting, anti-USA rhetoric some Canadians on this board spew constantly.* Then they voluntarily choose to spend time here when they don't have to?

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