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Off topic? Shocking behaviour...Sorry Admin going off topic here....
I was once given a 1 day old golf as a courtesy car when my car was being repaired. Before I left the forecourt the manager jokingly said don't crash it! Alas, less than 10 hours later it was a write off.
The following morning I filled the car up at the petrol station and as I was in the shop to pay i watched an elderly chap mistakenly reverse at speed into my car. My car then hit the car behind and was sandwiched. Stupidly the elderly man then drove off at speed and drove into a wall and running over a dog that was being walked behind the wall.
I rescued the dog and for my troubles got a nasty bite on my hand.
The staff in the petrol station called the police who arrived in minutes. They interviewed the man in earshot of me and he blatantly lied stating his foot slipped on the accelerator as he was driving out of the pfs, it was only when I pointed to my car that he admitted the correct story that he tried to make a get away!.
Despite me not being in the car at the time i was still breathalysed, which I passed. The elderly chap was 3x times over the limit and lost his licence.
Later that day I had to call the garage to explain what had happened to the car. The manager thought it was wind up and wouldn't believe me until I sent him photos of the car.
A friend of mine worked for Burgess Oil - he had a works Sierra estate, packed with valuable gear. It failed on a motorway miles away and was towed to a garage, who claimed they could fix it, but it would be a few days. Whilst waiting for a lift back here, he spent the whole time labouring the point that it must be kept inside overnight - they had a car on the ramp, blocking access, but swore that they would put it in overnight. He was very sceptical of this promise and was convinced that it was going to be stolen. Arriving in the office the next morning, the phone was ringing - he had a premonition...
It was the garage - "You're going to tell me that you did leave it outside and it's been stolen, aren't you?" - "No, I'm going to tell you that we did put it inside overnight, and the garage has burnt down"
A chap I worked with was honoured with having a brand spanking new company car - on the day it was delivered, we had one of our continuous panics going on and it was necessary for it to be used to go and collect something - an apprentice was detailed for the trip. He was not someone I would have let drive my car - he stuffed it through a caravan near Hilton Park and "woke up in a corn field, with a copper reading him his rights, and surrounded by flakes of chipboard and scattered underpants."
I went to see the erstwhile 'owner', just after the scale of the event had become clear - all he had left was the spare set of keys, which he glanced at, mumbling "I never even sat in it..."