Last week I was in a hurry to get to my hair appointment. I very stupidly backed out of my driveway too fast, and into a beautiful, black Audi – hard enough to make a serious dent in the front, right panel.
A few things went through my mind in the few moments following this…
1. ‘Oh F*CK!’, was the first one.
2. Then I repeated many times, ‘Idiot! Idiot! Idiot!’ – mostly because I do have a reversing beeper, that kicked in, but as I was travelling too fast, I didn’t react in time.
3. Then it occurred to me that no one saw me and that I could just keep going…pretend it never happened.
Except that it did.
And I was in the wrong.
And would have to own up to my very stupid and very expensive mistake.
4. So I very quickly hopped out of my car and wrote a note to pop the windscreen; ‘Please call me about your car on…blah blah blah….I’m SO sorry!’
I felt like an idiot all day as I waited for my phone to ring. Luckily it was a neighbour up the road, who was super lovely and told me not to stress too much. Mistakes happen, they said. And they do.
But this brings me to this week’s question…
If you damaged someone else’s car, and no one saw you do it, would you own up? Or would you keep on driving??
I would LOVE to hear from you all on this matter.