Teenage irony at expense of my truck.

Just a quick intro:

For those of you that don't know what I do for a living.
I am a mobile mechanic that specializes in Mercedes repairs at the office or home.
I have a customer that I've been doing repairs for since 2001.

I was at his home yesterday doing some nickel and dime repairs on his Wife's ML-350, and his teenage Daughter came out and got in her car next to the ML I was working on.

The Dad was talking with me as she walked out and he asked her where she was off to, and she told him.
He then asked her if she could not pull up so close to the retaining wall next time because her bumper rode up over the low portion of the wall and when she backs up she could rip her bumper off if she catches it right.

She got all defensive and told him she knows how to drive and that she wishes he would quit telling her how bad of a driver she is.

He said "Honey, I'm not trying to put you down, I am just trying to explain that you need to be more aware of how your vehicle is positioned in relation to other objects around you."

I asked him if he wanted me to move my truck and he said "No, there is plenty of room", which there was.

She huffed, said " I know how to drive Dad", and she backed up...............................................

Right into the side of my truck that was parked behind the ML!!!!!!!

I heard a loud crunching noise and looked over as he said "Hooooooo!!!"

I just smiled and said to myself "What a classic moment."

I was in the middle of replacing the hood lift shock absorbers and was propping the hood up with my shoulder and popping on the shock as it happened so I could not just let go.

So he directs her to move forward...more crunching, so at this time I am free to walk over and see that my ford ranger had some paint taken off of the fiberglass stepside bed and some pretty good scuffs, but no cracks or real bad damage, but her car crinkled like tin foil on the quarter panel, and bothe side doors.
It was some small honda or acura, maybe and infinity, some Jap car.

I said, "It's okay, it's fine just let her get on with her day."

The dad was real upset and embarrased and I kinda felt bad for him as the irony of the whole instance was pretty funny how it happened.

He told her to go ahead and go and that he would talk to her about it when she gets home later.

Of course she backs off knowing that daddy will bail her out of it.

He was so upset and was looking at my truck intently and kept saying "Oh, man, oh man, I'm so sorry, I will take care of it."

I felt worse for him than I did for my nice little 96 Ford ranger and I just told him "I'm not worried about it that it's paid off and it's about time my truck finally got a scratcvh after all these years, now it has some character."

He still insisted that he takes care of the damage but I insisted it was cool, and no big deal, it's a work truck and most of it will rub out no problem, don't worry.

He was relieved, then he broke down and started laughing at the irony of the whole situation, and we had a good laugh about then talked for an hour about some of the stupid stuff our kids do, and believe me, I had some stories to tell myself.

I can snap a pic later of the damage, but really, it's not that bad, but my truck was pretty much pristine before this happened and it had virtually not a scratch on it and looked brand new when I had time to wash/wax it.

I just told him "Life is too short to worry about small stuff like this."

I could see how some people would have had a busted thong over that one right there in the driveway, but it's not worth the trouble especially since the poor guy's Wife is having health problems at such a young age and he travels all over Europe all the time for work and he has tons of kids with tons of issues.
I really felt bad for the guy, and I was just pleased to be part of his daughter "hopefully" learning a life lesson at my expense. LOL.

He said "I'm gonna make her pay for this one, this time."
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