I left the tailgate down on my pickup once, and my mower fell out, and never
started again. I mow every day during the season.
up against my fender. luckily no damage to the garage. its not the end of the
world, ill get a door at the junkyard tomorrow and im sure it will be fixed by
tuesday, but boy do i feel stupid.
thought i'd pass this along so hopefully someone else wont do it..
Not that I would do anything as dumb as that <grin> but a guy I used to work
with drove one of our X-Ray darkrooms (basically a camper unit on a pickup
truck) through the bottom panel of the shop roll up door. Of course he
learned from that mistake as next week while he was backing the company
Suburban in through the same shop door, he leaned out the door as he was
backing in to make sure he had the clearance. Of course he folded the
Suburban door backwards like you did. That was about 12 years ago so YES it
does take a long time to die down.
You park in your garage? Wow, what's that like?
I did something similar when I was about 17. Left the door open on the
topper of a pickup truck and went to back out of the garage. That safety
glass sure does go everywhere when it explodes.
I once worked for a guy that chewed us out for running into stuff
with the company trucks. My buddy, who was his son, had just run into some
brand new transformers that were sitting on pallets in the yard. That
evening, the boss drove his pickup into his garage with a 15' extension
ladder on the headache rack.
When the ladder caught the edge of his house, it stuffed it under the
bottom edge of his closed tailgate & he couldn't get it out. The next
morning, 3 feet of the ladder was sticking out the back of the truck,
between the bottom of the tailgate and the rear bumper.
Talk about getting some mileage out of something. It was hilarious
watching those two go at it about each others driving abilities when Steve
(the son) realized what his dad had done.
It's really easy to avoid all those problems. When will you guys get
it? Cars belong outside! Like Charlie says: that's why they're painted
Who once drove his ex's Fiat (should have been FIAL - Fix It Again
Luigi) into a toolbox in the garage after trying to "fix" the brakes
but forgetting to bleed the brake lines. But who still has the dented
toolbox, although the ex and the car are long gone.
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