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22nd-Jun-2008 01:38 pm
My car was keyed again last week. This time, it was not parked on a route that everyone going to the cheaper parking takes, so it wasn't possibly a spur of the moment thing on the part of the perp. It had to have been deliberate, and aimed at either me or the car. Which saddens and distresses me more than being in the way of some random person's momentary rage.

This weekend I took out the touch-up paint. And, predictably enough (since I have no artistic talent nor practice with cosmetics), I truly suck at applying it. The "pen top" just didn't work -- although for filling a scratch like that it would probably have been ideal. Maybe if it were a horizontal rather than a vertical surface it would have worked. If I apply it using the brush as thinly as I've been told I should, it just didn't get into the white bits. And in any case, even applied thinly, the color doesn't exactly match, so the scratches still stand out. Perhaps not as much as before, but in a different way.

I hate looking shoddy.
22nd-Jun-2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
You need to have a car you don't give a damn about. Only then will you be free. Heck, I had someone hit my car and leave a basketball-sized crush spot in the front fender a few months ago and I didn't really care that much.
23rd-Jun-2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Yeah... but if it's a crap car, lousy mileage, whatever, I'll not want to drive it (and I'll resent not enjoying driving), and if it's not crap, I'll fall for it. Man... I even care about my *socks*.

Guess I'm going in the right direction, though. I haven't fallen as hard for her as I did for my last car.
23rd-Jun-2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
The car doesn't have to be crap, you just have to not care about it. It's just a *thing*. Things don't matter much.
23rd-Jun-2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Guess that will come as I dispose of my other pack-rat tendancies. I am working on heading in that direction. I've always held onto "things". Even really stupid things. (My mom was depression era, and I have experienced, eg, finally throwing away a stupid piece of broken plastic, only to have someone else (or myself) NEED something within a week or so that would have been met perfectly by something I'd finally decided was trash.) It's a lesson I've not learned yet, but it may yet come.
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