Friday, April 13, 2007

I totally should have totalled the car

I called the body shop that my insurance company recommended today and asked if they could guesstimate how long it will take to repair my car. I was researching car rentals at the time. Angel, who so isn't one, told me "well, like I told you, we have to take the bumper off to see the damage. It should take about 15 days." I was shocked!

Possibly even longer than that because they don't know what they'll find once they remove my back bumper. The trunk frame is cracked and they fear there may be internal frame damage. Longer than 15 days?? It's a Jetta, not a freakin' tank? I was only going about 5 miles per hour. How could I do that much damage? I'm shocked!

You know what it is? It's that damn "fine German craftsmanship" that I was all gung-ho about when I bought the car. Who knew that a VW would be such a bitch to repair?

I'm pretty sure he didn't know. I'm still shocked. And I'll be back on the shame train (aka MTA) for at least 15 days or longer. Oh Happy Day! I'm waiting until we move to the new offices, as the bus route there is much more direct.

1 comment:

The Roy said...

The cat slays.