Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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Hit and Run

The night before I left for Worldcon, I had the aggravation of realizing that my front license plate had almost come off, was hanging from only one bolt, and was all bent up. So on top of all the packing I had to do, I also needed to spend time unbending the plate and reattaching it. At the time, I figured that the plate had just worked itself loose from the frame.

Today, coming out to my van from buying groceries, I realized that there was actually a minor dent in the front bumper. Upon closer examination, I found a large scrape on one end of the bumper where some of the molding was worn away. I have no idea how all of this happened, but it looks to me like possibly the afternoon before I left for Worldcon, someone had a minor collision with my front bumper, inflicting all of the damage above, but that I was too distracted by trip plans to notice anything except the front license plate.

This is annoying, and it's probably not worth trying to have it repaired, but I guess I should be grateful that it wasn't a full-blown collision that would have totaled my van just before we headed off to Anaheim.

Edit, 9/4 9:50: Corrected typo noted in comments.

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