05 January 2013

Ramblings: What an interesting day...

I've had a complete rubbishy start to the new year...

A short recap of events that have happened so far:
  • Spent New Years at work, so I didn't do anything for New Years/NYE. At least I got paid penalty rates.
  • Caught a cold in the middle of summer from my brother. The dreadful symptom of a "funny" throat appeared the day after I came back from Tasmania.
  • I started getting episodes of pain just above my stomach the day after the symptom appeared. At first, I thought I was just hungry, but then the pain started coming in waves. There were several times I thought I was going to throw up, but I didn't.
  • Today, someone rode some type of tricycle and crashed into the BF's car right outside my house. Unfortunately, they did a hit and run... more later after this picture of the damage...
3 big dings on his boot...

A little about the BF... He is extremely particular about his car. He is one of those guys who really takes care of his belongings, especially ones that are worth nearly $40k. You have no idea how much the dirt on his car is bothering him (he parked near the airport, and came straight to my house, so had no chance to wash his car). When I had a car, it took me about 2 hours to wash and dry my car, as well as vacuum the inside. The BF takes at least half a day to wash his... So you can imagine how upset he must have felt when he walked outside to find his car in this shape.

Now for the story... The bf came to visit after he landed at the airport. As he was coming down my street, which is quite hilly and I guess perfect for the activities that the kids were doing, he saw a 20 something year old guy (with a grey 4WD/ute) supervising two kids (young teens, I think) riding their tricycles up and down the hill (some sort of a new youtube trend thing). Mind you, the street was quite busy with people going to the beach and the buses coming and going ever so often. 

Anyway, as the BF got out of the car, he heard the 20 year old guy tell the other kids (who must have been in their teens) that there's a car ahead and to turn. He thought about moving the car, which was parked right outside the house, and onto the driveway but my parents were out and he didn't want to inconvenience them by parking in my dad's car spot. About 30 minutes after he arrived, he decided to go home, as he had quite a few chores that he needed to do. This is when he saw the damage...

  
I was inside the house at that time, and he came in and was like "Abby! Someone ran into the back of my car! Do you know which house the boys on the tricycles live in?" And because this wasn't the first time guys on tricycles rode noisely up and down the hill, I knew that there were some tricycle riders across the road from me. I went with him to the house, knocked on the door, and the lady told us that it wasn't her son as he had damaged his tricycle and that they have been riding them out in the golf course. She said she didn't recognise the guy and kids, as she knows quite a number of people on my street, and will take the rego number down if she ever sees them on our street again...

With that, we left and the BF was worried (as usual) about having to fork out $500 to get his baby fixed, and having to deal with the insurance people (blah, blah, blah). I then managed to persuade him to call up the police station and see what they can do. About two hours later, they came by and did a police report. The policemen (and a policewoman) said to the BF that because he didn't actually see them crash into his car, they couldn't really do much about it. But will keep an eye out for a vehicle that is similar to what the BF had described and warn the person, which is what the BF had expected. He didn't really expect that they would be able to do anything about it. He just wanted a police report for insurance purposes.

Just when they were about to get into their car and leave, a couple pulled over, and asked them if they were here because of a damaged car, and they said yes. The couple then admitted that it was their son who ran into the back of the BF's car. So the police took down their details and left. The couple came over and had a chat with us, explaining what had happened...

So apparently, the boy who "ran" into the back of the BF's car ended up having a massive cut in his head, resulting in stitches. He also left with a damaged arm, with restricted movement. That was why they did a runner, because the 20 something year old guy had to rush him to hospital! The boy was so worried and wanted his parents to come back and find the car that he damaged, despite being injured. Although the only things he remembered was that it was a black car (like one that belongs to one of his uncles) and that a white guy was driving it (lol!). So the parents were driving around trying to find us, and only managed to because of the police car (the BF's car was moved to the driveway). 

Our faith in humanity has been restored. We initially thought it was a hit and run, and we were annoyed and disappointed that they didn't even leave a note apologising. But having heard the story behind the whole running away thing, we are happy that there ARE good parents out there raising their children to respect others and their property, and taking the blame when they've done something bad. 

Anyway, enough rambling... I thought I'd share my interesting day because I don't tend to have many of those. Hopefully this is the turning point from a crap year to a truly amazing one!

15 comments:

  1. Well that does sound eventful! I hope your year turns around too, fingers crossed for an amazing year! :)
    xx

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  2. Even I've got a cold :(
    And my new year starting hasn't been that good too :(

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    1. Starting the new year with a cold sucks! I hope your year turns around as well :)

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  3. Everyone seems to be sick this time of year. I've had a flu for a bit :(. Hopefully your year picks up!

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    1. Really? The only other person I know that has a cold is my brother... Thank you!

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  4. Wow :O what an eventful day.
    Sorry about your bf's car though :( Thankfully it wasn't someone who did it on purpose!

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    1. We didn't think it was done on purpose, just a hit and run. But we're happy that the parents came back to claim ownership of the damage.

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  5. Thank god that there's a bit of a happy ending. I don't think the boys will be riding tricycle's around your street anymore! Although.. I have to wonder why teenagers are riding tricycles.. Aren't they a bit old for that? haha

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    1. Hahaha true that! The tricycles are quite low and they use the massive hill to skid sideways down the road... so it's not exactly a 5 year-old type tricycle thing. lol

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  6. Holy cow Batman!! I'll bet Mike was livid! When I first started reading your post I thought it would have been one of the punks in the council estate up the hill from mum and dad's. It's good that the parents came round to apologise though. Can't they ride round the park instead?

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    1. It was their first time riding the damn things too! And the boy who was injured is apparently meant to compete in a junior olympic event in two weeks...

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    2. Oh well, looks like he's not going to be able to now!

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    3. Poor kid probably worked hard to get into that spot. Hopefully, he's learnt his lesson!

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  7. poor boy! i hope he is okay and your bF is less worried now!

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