angelofmercy5 59F
12148 posts
9/8/2006 6:16 am

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mzhunyhole [blog mzhunyhole] got me thinking about learning to drive and some funny experiences in a car. I learned to drive out in the country where we lived. My Daddy taught me....and believe me, out of the five kids, I was the easiest one to teach. Maybe because I really wanted to learn.....and maybe because I had been driving the tractor for many years.

Now, one day I had to drive to the big city....and park in a huge parking garage. The attendant directed me through a space I just knew I wouldn't fit....and sure enough....I scraped the side of my Dad's car. I didn't tell them when I went home.

Soooooo....that night, my mom and I went to work...and I let her drive. (remember, the damage was on the passenger side} But on the way out of work, I begged her to let me drive home cause I figured it would be the best time to talk to her about what happened to the car. So, she walks around to open the passenger door and says, "Oh no! Someone scraped our car while we were in work!" Well, she ranted and raved all the way home and I just stayed quiet. Was it lying if I just omitted the truth? ( I was!)

I never told them the truth....and I always felt guilty. Years later, my Dad told me that he knew all along that it was me.....but he just let it go.

Anyone else ever done anything like this? Come on now.....confession is good for the soul!

See inside for the funniest story of me and a car.

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
9/8/2006 6:21 am

We lived overseas in Japan twice for 3 years each time. When we lived in Yokosuka.....I was driving on base that day with my two little children. We had been to the exchange, and my little one had gone running up to a man with a moustache yelling "Daddy,Daddy"! This poor sailor was trying to explain to his buddies that he wasn't the daddy! I was SO embarrassed.....but my little one's daddy had been gone almost 3 months...and she didn't know.

So, I packed them in the car and left. My horn broke....and everytime I turned the steering wheel even a little, it honked. So, I started to make my way through masses of jogging marines in their little shorts. And Damn! That horn kept honking........I was SO embarrassed. Then I came upon a curve with a Japanes man riding a guessed it! BEEP! BEEP! The poor man fell off his bike into a ditch.

I had to pull over and pull the fuse on the horn......which also turned off my brake lights. But I didn't want to drive off base and cause any major political incidents by throwing Japanese people into ditches all the way home.

fantasylover_05 62M

9/8/2006 6:38 am


That is sooo FUNNY!! LOL LOL

Well I have had my own transportation since I before I could drive legally.... I had my first motorcycle when I was 12 and a brand new one at 15 and a car at 16... so I never used my parents vehicles...

But my younger brother was in his room one day polishing a trophy from the local DRAG RACING STRIP... and he did NOT have his own... yep you guessed it.... it was my mother's car!!! LOL LOL LOL

Of course... now I did have a rather embarrassing prom night in my car.... seems we were having a rather HOT time when a POLICEMAN knocked on the window!!! YIKES!!!!!! Fortunately he just told us to move on!! LOL LOL

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:15 am: why am I not surprised that you were one to steam up the car windows? lol

boydcounty 67M

9/8/2006 6:58 am

I was working two part time jobs and going to college full time to pay for my new 1969 Camaro. (Would you believe I paid $3250 for it in 1969). One evening I was leaving my parents house to go to work. I pulled out in front of another car that was flying down the road in front of the house. It was an old 50's something Pontiac. It almost tore the front fender off my car. No one was hurt. The other driver was drunk and ran into the weeds across the street to hide from the police. When the police arrived, they called a wrecker for his car and arrested the driver when they found him in the weeds. The police report indicated he was DUI causing the accident. No one ever asked me what happened. So I didn't tell. And have never told until this day. On the bright side, the other driver quit drinking after that and became a good friend. He still thinks he caused the wreck.


angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:13 am:
Boyd.....I think I would have done the same thing. At least some good has come out of it all, right?

free2chose2 66F

9/8/2006 7:13 am

I didn't but one of my brother's was supposed to be washing Dad's 55 BelAir Chevy and he drove it off the property hit a tree then came back home got the AXE out chopped at it and said he had the accident at home--fresh axe marks-what a dope LOL

Don't worry, be Happy

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:13 am:
Free....amazing what we think we can get away with, isn't it?

wickedeasy 67F  
26823 posts
9/8/2006 7:17 am

i didn't drive until i was 46 - don't ask

but then i was like a crazy woman - i would drive 12 feet to go to a party next door cause i loved it so much

so i never had to lie to my folks, well not about the car anyway

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:12 am: are too cute! I love to drive too....always have!


9/8/2006 7:19 am

yep... been there done that...thats all I'm saying have a great weekend

under the stars
We choose to write
you choose what you comprehend.
read twice and be nice
every key stroke... has a heart beat

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:12 am: KNOW how much I want to know the rest of the story. lol

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
9/8/2006 7:37 am

Nope! All the cars or trucks I ever scraped, dinged, dented, twisted or shortened were always mine. Did I ever mention I can do autobody repair? lol


angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:11 am:
Horny.....well, if you can do auto body repair then you are all set! Wish you lived closer to me. Someone dinged my bumper good in the college parking lot.

rm_SWSunset64 51F
3940 posts
9/8/2006 8:33 am

When I was in high school, my niece and I decided to take her dad's motorcycle for a ride on the county road. It wasn't registered. We were only going to go to the end of their driveway, but decided to keep going. We probably made it about a half mile when we met a sheriff's deputy who turned around. In the mean time we drove down the nearest driveaway (pretending it was where we lived). He followed us and gave us a warning. Being the crazy girls, we were, we decided to go for another ride a couple of weeks later. This time we went even furhter. We went to the end of the county road and had to cross the highway (which was on a blind curve) almost got hit. We never told our parents until about 20 years later and we still got in trouble. Not really but my sister was upset.



angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 11:37 am:
SW....sounds like something I might have done back then! lol

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
9/8/2006 8:45 am

No confession needed from you Angel!!!
But you are funny anyway!!!!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 9:51 am:
Interested....thanks sweetie!

twirly_girl 47F

9/8/2006 9:28 am

That gave me such a giggle today!


angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 9:50 am:
Nic.....glad I could give you a chuckle today!

sunshinekzn 58F

9/8/2006 10:23 am

My father was told a few years ago that he was no longer allowed to drive. He was living with my sister at the time. Her being a very strict teacher told him not to go near her car. One day when she was at work, dad borrowed her car. It was a navy blue car. Well, as luck would have it, he scraped it. I arrived for a visit to find him standing with boot polish trying to cover up the scrape. "I am putting polish on, when she sees it she will think the car is dirty. When she has it cleaned she will wonder when she did that to the car." His plan worked!!!!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 11:38 am:
Sunshine.....that is hysterical! So, your sister fell for it then?

outdoorman94 47M

9/8/2006 11:42 am

Well i remember back in the day not putting the dam thing in park and while i walked into the house the dam car was rolling down the driveway and in to the gutter putting a small dent in the bumper.Now that was embarrasing!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:07 pm:
Outdoorman....I remember someone in my family doing the same thing. You know, if you did that to a car today, the whole car would be smashed! They made them better back then, didn't they?

Sulabula 45F
12659 posts
9/8/2006 12:03 pm

omgoodness...that reminds of the time that I first drove to work on my own lol...and I backed out of the driveway...and hit the car across the was only a bit of paint transferring...and I debated walking away and not saying anything...but there were two other cars on the road the same colour and I felt guitly about I knocked on the door and told them lol...they were fine about it...and I didn't have to pay for the damages lol

Sula xxx

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angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:08 pm:
Sula.....things like that really shake you up though, don't they? I'm glad you didn't have to pay for anything though.

florallei 99F

9/8/2006 12:13 pm


I have no cute stories to confess to when I was younger...I was just too obedient but making up for lost time...LOL...I am being baaaad now!!!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:10 pm:
Flo.....making up for lost time, eh? That's funny! I was a pretty good girl too growing up.

Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
9/8/2006 12:21 pm

LMAO!!! Those are great stories!!! Thank you for the chuckle. I've a lot of things I kept from my parents. No guilt though!!!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:11 pm:
Whisper.....thanks for stopping by! There were plenty of other things that I kept from my folks. Sometimes I wonder if they knew or not?

ShyWhisper2006 53F
15175 posts
9/8/2006 12:36 pm

*smiles*...Oh dear...well I didn't just scrape the family car...I totalled it...killed it till its green fluid was all over the pavement...a block from home...they knew I did it and instead of yelling at me...I got the silent treatment....which was awful....I loved your story...*smiles*

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:14 pm:
Shy.....the silent treatment would be awful! You weren't hurt were you?

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:14 pm:
Shy.....the silent treatment would be awful! You weren't hurt were you?

Myhoneysrooster 68M
882 posts
9/8/2006 1:16 pm

I plead the fifth!
I also plead the fifth amendment!!

Up until I got out of high school, went to work and bought my own car, I always used one of my brothers cars for dates and such. As I am still alive, I guess I never had any accidents.

I have a truck to use. If it get dinged or it gets scratched so be it. I don't intentionally damage it but if it gets that way its ok.

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:14 pm:
Myhoney....what kind of fifth is that? lol I think it would be kind of nice to have something that you didn't worry about getting dinged. Somebody ran into my bumper in a parking lot the other day. And my car is a 2004.....and I'm not happy about that ding! love ya!

VATraveler1948 68M

9/8/2006 2:42 pm

I posted my story in MzHuny's blog but I will hit the highlights again here. I had a little "incident" with my parents car when I was 16. I was not paying attention to the road (I was paying attention to the young lady in the seat beside me) and I banged a telephone pole, putting a nice dent in the front fender. We were driving VERY slow, it was more of a crunch than a bang but the dent was quite obvious. I don't remember what I told my parents but I know it wasn't the truth. Many years later (like 35 years) my mother told me that she knew that I hadn't told the truth about that little lapse in judgment.

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:15 pm:
VAT.....I read your comment today on Mzuny's blog. I'm wondering who the girl was? lol

spacecadet561 60M

9/8/2006 4:10 pm

Another fifth for me. Are we up to a gallon yet?


angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:15 pm:
Spacecadet....yep! We're up to a gallon now! lol

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
9/8/2006 4:22 pm

lol, good story. My senior year in highschool I did the same thing- scraped the side of my father's new car on the passenger side. I was too scared to say anything and pretended I didn't know how it happened- he was pretty mad. I never told the truth...I feel kind of bad since I can't do it now...but it does bring back the memory!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:16 pm:
Real....I'm glad I'm not the only one!

TzarsAmuseChant 41M
2854 posts
9/8/2006 4:57 pm

I cannot tell a lie. It was me that chopped down the cherry tree. I am also the reason Mona Lisa is smiling.

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 7:18 pm:
Fiver.....I can believe that about the Mona Lisa! I think you are a man of many mysteries! I like that!

mysticdreamangel 61F
2759 posts
9/8/2006 5:27 pm

OMG, if I ever needed this story, it was tonight...thank you Angel...

MaggiesWishes 60F

9/8/2006 8:21 pm

Ya know ... my uncle use to let me drive his continental, more like a boat to a 12 yr old. We never told anyone, that way he could drink and play golf and I would go to the lake down the road and swim until it was time to pick him up. I'd been driving since I was 10, up and down the dirt road and then with my aunt, she would let me drive the New Yorker.

The best one was when I stole the continental and drove to school for the day. Of course I got caught later that evening, cause I was afraid to come home! I was only 14 Oh, well... the keys were handy and my uncle was passed out ... they didn't need the car

warm huggies 2ya Sis
Love the laughs I've read here!

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/8/2006 8:25 pm:'s a darn good thing that we didn't grow up together! What a mess we would have made! lol love ya sis!

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
9/9/2006 12:57 am

when i was a teenager my threee brother's were forever breaking windows, i would sometimes be complicit in their lies of what happened ... but my parents were never fooled!

[blog freelove999]

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/9/2006 10:25 am:
Free....I had brothers too, so I can commiserate! were the perfect "angel" of the bunch?

terry4u9 54M

9/9/2006 8:08 am

Been a perfect Angel all my life. Um mm hum No I just do not feel like telling my secrets but you can bet I did something wrong. lol

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/9/2006 10:26 am: know....that is kind of an "innocent" picture...but you're not fooling THIS angel! lol

rm_1sthgman 69M
46 posts
9/9/2006 8:58 am

I was so good at scrapeing my fathers car up and smacking it into things, that he always said: I was going to total a car someday.
But, I had the last laugh, as I photograghed 3 cars which he totalled
He never saw me total a car and to this day I never have.

But my boy is coming close to totalling my vehicles for me.
A little harder and he would of had the frame.
See the picture in my profile.

angelofmercy5 replies on 9/9/2006 10:27 am:
1sthgman....I think it would be so scary to total a car. Let's hope your son doesn't do it!

free2chose2 66F

9/10/2006 7:59 am

Happy Grandparent's Day

Don't worry, be Happy

sexyariesgirl 57F

9/10/2006 8:16 am

I once dinged my married sister's car when I was a teenager. I was afraid to tell her and later her husband yelled at HER for the ding! She was upset cause she didn't know how it could have happened...and I never told! lol

Power To FOK

rm_1sthgman 69M
46 posts
9/12/2006 7:45 pm

They wouldn't let me post the picture of the truck with me & the boy because rules rules rules.
He's got his own truck now - but I'm the cosigner.
You would of laughed at how I fixed the truck.
I put the S10 between two 3/4 ton Chevy, 4x4's, tied with chains to various points and had them pull in opposite directions while I jumped up and down on the chains and hammering on various points on the supports and panels until I had it rearranged to where I could take it apart and replace parts as needed.
Almost all my kids have their own vehicles now - only one doesn't but she doesn't have a license either and she's 34.
My oldest is 36 and the youngest is 21.

rm_1sthgman 69M
46 posts
9/15/2007 6:58 am

Son totalled his own truck and cracked his neck.
I don't think he learned anything from the whole ordeal.
That's kids for you.

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