My Very Own DC Kiss

I remember the first time I saw a sweet DC kiss. Last summer, a moving truck took a too-tight turn and ruined an Ohioan’s vacation. Then Brownpau saw a serious DC parking lot kiss, offender unknown. And who could forget the Metrobus DC kiss that sent passengers to the emergency room?

Each time, I felt sorry for the recipient and wondered if the kisser got away with their transgression. Saturday morning, I found the answer the hard way.

In mid-post about Dousing IMF Protestations, I get a call from my neighbour: “Did you hear that crunch? Sounds like someone just hit your Mom’s truck.”

That’s not the phrase you want to hear when your Mom is in Hawaii, entrusting you with her pickup after saying “Now don’t you wreck it. I think of your father every time I drive it.”

Sprinting outside, I found that my new neighbour, in her haste to move in, gave me a taste of DC parking problems, a DC kiss of my very own.

The neighbour, apologetic to a fault, was nice enough, and the fender, while bent past salvage, doesn’t hinder driving and can be replaced easy like, did put a bummer on my weekend.

While it might sound fun, a DC kiss ain’t – for either party.

3 Comments so far

  1. RumorsDaily (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    Wow, they didn’t really even come close to missing the truck.

  2. Wayan (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 4:26 pm

    I just got the call from the insurance company. Seems I have to get an estimate or they will send an adjuster. While the latter is the low-hassle option, I think I’ll drive it to a local repair shop.

    Know any near to Petworth that can replace a Dodge bumper?

  3. Don (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 4:55 pm

    I’m kinda surprised the neighbor didn’t want to just pay to get it replaced off the insurance company’s radar. DC isn’t a no-fault (non)state is it?

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