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Re: Questionable behavior?
Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:
> Last night, driving home from work, I happened upon an accident that had
> just occurred ... a dump truck wasn't able to stop for a traffic light and
> plowed into the back of a shiny black sedan with 5-spoke wheels: Yep, you
> guessed it -- a fairly clean '93 S4!
> After making sure no one was injured and setting out some flares to redirect
> traffic, I went to talk to the S4 owner about the future of his car. I
> explained that since the roof was buckled, along with one of the fenders up
> front, the car may have been tweaked enough for his insurer to total it. I
> told him that if this happened, he should buy the car back from his insurer
> (as allowed under Arizona law) and sell it to me for a profit so I can find
> a new home for the 56k-old motor and drivetrain. :^)
> Since he not only took my business card but gave me his name and telephone
> number, I figure he didn't consider my behavior offensive. However, when my
> girlfriend walked up to us and heard what I was talking to him about, she
> gave me "The Look" -- you know, the one that says it's going to be a lonely
> night -- and later told me she was aghast that I could be so inconsiderate
> as to even *think* about discussing something like this while he's still in
> a state of semi-shock from the accident. Needless to say, as I predicted,
> it turned out to be a long and lonely night indeed...
> So, what's the consensus here? Did I step over the line, as Paula claims,
> or was I simply taking advantage of a "tremendous opportunity that only
> rarely presents itself," as I claimed in my defense? In retrospect, I may
> have been just a *little* bit aggressive but how often do you come across an
> S4 that's been hit from behind?!
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You are fortunate the SMUCK behavior only left you lonely one night!
Did you ever study for the bar?