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Pickup Ouch!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by scientist, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. scientist

    scientist Willamette Valley Member

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    You know that expression: "No good deed goes unpunished"?

    Yesterday, I took a good senior citizen friend of mine out to the local range since he can't really drive any more. Super cool guy: knows more about reloading and long distance shooting that I can ever hope to know. I listen and learn so much every time we get together.

    We get to the range: No one there. We do our thing. It's great.

    Then another great senior citizen guy (super good shot!) same age, more or less, as my old friend shows up, and proceeds to back up into my full size pickup! Driver side bed panel and door squished.

    My pickup is the only thing in the lot. Today's estimate at a local shop with the best reputation around: $3,500- to fix my pickup. Ouch!

    I'm proud of myself for being super cool to the poor guy: he looked totally freaked out. My concern was for him and not my truck. He looked like he was on the edge of tears, he felt so bad. People say his insurance might not cover an incident on private land. No official word yet. I hope that's not the case.

    Maybe more of us ought to be helping those venerable seniors to drive out to the range. I am in awe of their knowledge and experience. So many of them are veterans and I can't compare to their skill on the range. I feel it's so important to do my best to learn as much as I can before their knowledge and experience is lost forever.

    It's just a truck, but it's been a rough couple of days: lots of time on hold.

    At least I DID have a great time at the range.

    *heavy sigh*
     
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  2. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Yikes. Bummer. But you have the right outlook. I admire that.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet he felt pretty bad.. that sucks! Stuff happens (to and by us) all the time. I'll second that you're having the right attitude and it'll work out OK one way or another.
     
  4. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    I'd sue that old fart for mental anguish as well as mental incompetence and loss of income, maybe an atty. could throw in more FELONY charges:rolleyes:

    These old people (over 60) should be locked away in an:) asylum.

    I think you acted like a wuss, a girly man, a Democrat!

    NEVERMIND.....................I always remember that I'm going to be old some day, and maybe not as sharp as I am today, or I won't make it to old age....

    GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :):):):):):D:D
     
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  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I was tucked away in that leftmost parking spot directly in front of the Tigard Bi-Mart around five years ago.. really tucked in meaning hugging the curb to the left and wheels touching curb in front.. big 4-Runner.
    Some old dood tagged the crap out of it while I was in the store.. employees saw him do it and got his info and contacted me.
    It worked out but that pretty much sucked too.
     
  6. scientist

    scientist Willamette Valley Member

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    That's funny - a medical friend asked me why I worry about my older friend driving but don't worry about him with loaded firearms.

    That never occurred to me: The guy is like a Jedi-Master of firearms and reloading and can probably shoot with his eyes closed better than me with my eyes open.

    Driving is just different, in my mind....
     
  7. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Issac Walton?
     
  8. scientist

    scientist Willamette Valley Member

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    For his sake and mine, I wont say. But I sure do like that range!
     
  9. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've never shot there, but from what I hear I'd like to. Don't know how to get involved there? Sorry about the truck! At least he didn't back over your rifle:D
     
  10. scientist

    scientist Willamette Valley Member

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    here ya go:

    http://www.iwla.org/index.php?ht=d/ChapterDetailsMO/divCode/39/chapCode/020

    I've only been a guest there and I was a guest at the range where I was yesterday as well. But that's how you learn.

    The IW range is great: they have a couple gong targets at 200 yards and I was there alone with the person who took me there. I did my Elmer Keith imitation and shot my 44 until I could hit the big gong semi-regularly (not yesterday). Great place.
     
  11. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks scientist! Maybe I'll see ya there sometime
     
  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Insurance won't pay cause its on private property? I'd shove that bent metal up there azz holes. That's lame.
     
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  13. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Insurance should cover it - most parking lots are private property but public places. Insurance doesn't end the second you leave a public road.

    What insurance generally won't cover is damage due to "speed contests", and sometimes damage due to off-roading, stuff like that.
     
  14. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Driving them to the range would help get them off the road. ;)
     
  15. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    As we get older our reaction time gets slower. In driving that is bad, but in target shooting it doesn't hurt anything.
     
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  16. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @OP you are in OR so if you have insurance you have Uninsured motorist coverage. Your truck will be repaired. Whether or not you get other assistance - like a rental car - could be at issue.


    Good job expressing concern for the person and not the thing.
     
  17. jvp

    jvp oregon Member

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    he was probably freaked because if he is very oldish and insurance companies like to drop their policies asap and getting your license renewed can be next to impossible.
     
  18. scientist

    scientist Willamette Valley Member

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    UPDATE: All good with the poor old guy's insurance. Hopefully they don't drop him or raise his rates.
     
  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If he has anything else on his record it pretty much sucks because he's probably afraid he's going to get his license or insurance yanked, either way not your problem.

    You always feel bad for them though, we'll all be there sooner than you want to be.

    I had an old lady hit me when i was 18 kinda both out fault, but more hers I felt so bad i told her i would just pay for her damage. She had an oooooold dodge pos. her son told her it would be $300 for a new bumper. I met her at her place to talk about it. She lived in a trailer park and gave me home made cookies. I didn't have the guts to argue so i just handed over 3 bills and told to drive safe.
     
  20. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    We are all going to be that age someday:D Hope when we are people are nice to us.....