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Grrrr 
22nd-Jun-2008 01:38 pm
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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.
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23rd-Jun-2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
I have to wonder if there is now an inexpensive option for a camera you could set up inside your car? Yeah, I know. A bit cumbersome at best and you'd need more than one or just hope you're pointing it in the right direction.
23rd-Jun-2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Both times they've gone for the driver's door so the direction is less of a guessing game. Don't know that something so obvious wouldn't piss them off more, though. And it was 2 months between occurrances... But you know, if it happens again, I just might see about some sort of a motion sensitive recording device. But on the other hand, even if I got something it might not be admissible. Humbug.
23rd-Jun-2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
No idea about admissibility, but it doesn't have to be obvious. Cameras can be awfully small now. But again, expense and convenience could be a problem.

If it were happening in a place you controlled better, and you were sure of parking in the same place all the time, I'd suggest buying an inexpensive game camera from a hunting supply house and mounting it on a pole or wall where it would overlook your car each day.
23rd-Jun-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
For some reason I keep getting logged out of LJ and when I reply I end up replying anonymously if I'm not paying attention.
23rd-Jun-2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
BTDT. And since my parking sticker is a license to hunt, while I'm pretty much guaranteed getting _a_ spot, I can't guess where it'll be.

And I'll confess I'm a bit nervous. Tattlers aren't always treated well, and if I catch someone, what's to say they won't do something worse NEXT time.
24th-Jun-2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Understood. However, when someone stoops to petty vandalism I can be petty right back, assuming I can identify them.
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