Monday, March 24, 2008

Target Debaucle

So, I got into a little fender bender in the Target parking lot the other day. I backed into a car that was also backing out of their parking spot. He was further backed up than I was so I kinda thought it was mostly my fault but, to be honest, it was hard to know where he was when he started backing up. What I told the insurance agent was that I was out of the spot about 60% of the way and that he was out about 90% of the way. Based on his statement and mine, they determined that it was a 50/50 claim. My agent told me that he admitted that he was partly at fault. In California, even if one person is out 10% and the other is out 99%, the still consider it a 50/50, no fault situation.

OK, so that was two weeks ago. Today, I get a call from his sister, bitching me out over the phone. She accused me of lying to my insurance agent, blah blah blah. Nothing she said was true. After she ranted at me she said, "What goes around comes around. Karma's a bitch." And she hung up.

So, should I be worried? They have my name, number and address because they copied it all down from my insurance card.

Anyone else have any similar situations happen to them?

Coincidentally, I've been the victim of Target karma before. And it ain't pretty.


Blogger Julie Pippert said...

Wow, I can't believe that...the SISTER called you???

Sorry all of this happened.

I think if she calls back and does anything like this again, you ought to report it. I don't know for sure the best thing.

5:17 AM  
OpenID annenahm said...

That is terrible! Accidents suck enough without the drama.

As for the karma thing, she should know that making veiled threats over the phone is no way to improve her score in the universe.

I wish I had good legal advice on what to do about that. If she's fool enough to avenge her brother's bumper, that's up to her, but it is beyond your control.

In my experience though, people who are that pissy are usually pretty dumb, easily caught when they do dumb stuff, and mostly all bluster.

But like Julie said, if she does it again or anything else suspicious happens, I'd make a record of it at the police department.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Sounds to me like the sister is unstable. You might want to write down what happened on that phone call and not the date she called so if something does come of it, you have some kind of proof (such as it is without a recording, and I'd try to get that next if she keeps calling) if it gets out of control.

Why all the drama? It doesn't have anything to do with the sister, so why's she sticking her nose in it?

Do you have his phone number? You might want to keep a hold of that too. He might not even know his sister called you threatening you. If he seemed pretty reasonable at the scene of the accident, then maybe he'd be willing to have a chat with the sister to tell her to shut her trap.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

I mean NOTE the date.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Blogversary said...

Maybe talk to your insurance company or report it to the police.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'd report it to your insurance co. and ask them what you should do. At the very least, it should be on record that you've received a harassing phone call from his family.

His sister sounds nuts.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Feener said...

i would report it to the police asap.

9:10 AM  
Blogger JaniceNW said...

ummmmmmmmmmmm? No. No olne's wack job sister ever called me up cuz I dinged their brother's car. However my SIL is kinda a wackjob and she did scream at me when my youngest was dying and we were on the phone(they live 1100 miles south TG). Yup, my baby, who grew inside of me and whom we learned would die soon, but she was yelling at me like I caused it and it was her kid.

I say I forgave her(in my head) but apparently I still get peeved.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I have to second the "report it to your insurance agency and THE POLICE." If anything, I'd hope they would at least be in touch with her and she would get it that you are playing around. I doubt the insurance company would have any advice, but you may be pleasantly surprised if you give them a call. Who knows.

Oh, and I'm still waiting on the juicy goodness of a bird-flipping LG photo. *drumming my fingers* If I had your address and phone number my call would go something like this: "you're a F***ING tease!"


10:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

another typo - I meant to say NOT playing around. I should really proofread my own crap.

10:48 AM  
Blogger Hi! I'm Kim said...

I third (fourth, twelfth?) the suggestion to keep a record of that call and any future calls. Also report it to your insurance company because your agent can then report the harassment to the other party's insurance company. And include a call the police, too, but I don't know if they can really do anything, sadly.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Hmmm. I might be tempted to just call the police and make a report. It doesn't cost anything. If something happens again, tell her that she needs to communicate through the insurance company, and that you are filing a restraining order against her for making it personal. Sorry, dude.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

The SISTER called? That's kinda lame.

I agree with anneahm -- that idiot should think before she talks about Karma while she bitching out someone on the phone about something that had nothing to do with her.

Karma will get her friend.

And I'd just make a note of the conversation... for all we know it was her car and she felt in the right to blow off some steam. People are just weird.

7:01 AM  
Blogger The Domesticator said...

Hmmm....sounds like a threat to me. That takes alot of guts for her to call you. I would have it on record that she called, either through your insurance co or even with the police, especially if she calls back again.

Was she even there?

11:55 AM  

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