So when my normal car parking space was taken I thought I might just squeeze past that tight space on the right, just like I'd seen somebody else doing this last Monday.
About 30 seconds later as baby Audi moved forward a horrible scraping noise started. I immediately applied the brakes as the front bonnet of the car was being scewered by a Solid rectangular cabinet edge.
Parking the car revealed about a 20cm deep cut in the bonnet, it actually split open the top layer it was such a strong cabinet. I checked that damn cabinet, it is just fine.
I think the irony is that only yesterday I commented how well the car was going and that it was a pleasure to have such a small and manoeverable car. Clearly I somewhat overstepped the mark. What a twonk I am. I am embarassed and reflect that since 1990 there has been:
- Reversing the CRX into a car park bollard, bending the back number plate and slightly compressing the rear bumper
- Reversing the NSX into a car space at the same time as another man shot in (his fault, my damaged wing, his Cavailier unscathed)
- Now, splitting open the top bonnet of the Audi
Car parks have been my accident nemesis then for over 20 years. I feel like a right twonk and I am extremely embarassed.
I am visiting Audi at 07:00 this Friday morning. I think it is going to be an expensive fix.
Friday night update
Audi Lutry looked at the car. After a full day of study they concluded a bonnet replacement and respray would be 2260.95 CHF , that is about 1472 GBP. Yes, truly an expensive day at the office.