So, many of those who read this blog are aware that Remus, my 2000 Cavalier, has a great big honking dent on the side, which he has sported since 2001, when I unhappily ran into a metal trash can at a gas station. Long story....
So, ever since that fateful day, I have had random people come up to me asking if I need some body work done on the car.
The first time I was in a parking lot and another car came up and signalled to me to roll my window down. The guy then proceeded to ask if I needed the dent fixed and that he could give me a good price.
Sure, I'm going to pay for some random guy to fix my car... It was weird, but I dismissed it.
Later, I was getting a soda or something at a drive-through when a woman got out of a car from across the street and headed towards me. I didn't even know she was coming to talk to me until she was at my window. It was already rolled down and she started talking: my husband told me to come over here and ask if you needed that dent taken care of.
This was getting weird.
Then, one time at a stop light, I got a roll-down-the-window signal and another guy asked if I needed it to be fixed.
This has happened at least 5 times.
Today I was in Starbucks, caffeinating myself while reading for tonight's class. A guy walks in and asks, "Does the green cavalier belong to anyone in here?" Oh no, I thought, has someone smashed it to bits? Has it rolled away and caused a massive accident in the street? Was I parked improperly and given a ticket?
"It's mine," I said tentatively and a guy walked over to me.
"Hey, I saw that dent, and I was wondering...."
Poor Remus needs to be repaired. But, rest assured that when I do, it will not be done by a random guy (or gal, even) who stops me in parking lots, at stopping lights, or at Starbucks, to ask about it. So stop.