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Re: emabarrassing car moments

Postby Eleanor Delores » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:37 pm

Being blonde l have had many embarrassing moments in cars (usually on the back seat...) but more often driving. I have an oldish Volvo estate (called Xena) which is an auto. I was at the lights in the straightahead lane when this guy pulled along side in the right turn lane and l just knew he was going to go straight. l had put the car in neutral as l was adjusting my underwear. The lights turns red so l dropped the lever into drive and floored it. Xena is a 3 litre so when you say go, she goes.

Except l wasn't in neutral l was in park so pulling the lever down a notch go reverse. Luckily there was no car behind as we hurtled backwards for around 50 metres before l managed to stop.

And yes the jerk did go straight ahead and probably wet himself laughing. I just wet myself.

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Postby natashaspiner » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:53 am

Stilettoscrushed wrote:
natashaspiner wrote:I had an embarrassing moment this morning...
I locked my keys in the car....with it running.....and my purse which contained my cell. :oops: :oops: :oops:


major oopppsss moment, did you get back in ok?


Yes I was. Luckily it happened at work so I was able to run back in and call the auto club.

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Postby louise_heels » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi Anne, any more car issues?
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Postby louise_heels » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:17 pm

hi Anne, any more car trouble hun?
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Postby natashaspiner » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 pm

How's this for embarrassing?

Went to a party on New Year's Eve, ended the night by get completely stuck in the host's front yard.
Parked on what I thought was their driveway, turns out I was half in the lawn but couldn't tell due to snow... when
I went to back out I slid to the side completely on the lawn then dug down into probably the only unfrozen piece of ground in all of Canada lol.
Only met the people a few hours earlier as I was brought along as someone else's guest.
Talk about embarrassing...I just wanted to slide down out of sight and hide lol.

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Re: emabarrassing car moments

Postby BeckyTheBest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:21 am

They don't get much more embarrassing than the day I ended up in a ditch, hanging upside-down from my seat belt, and needed to be rescued by a kindly passing motorist.

NOT the best day to be wearing my 13" pleated denim mini ... :oops:

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Postby louise_heels » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:27 am

BeckyTheBest wrote:They don't get much more embarrassing than the day I ended up in a ditch, hanging upside-down from my seat belt, and needed to be rescued by a kindly passing motorist.

NOT the best day to be wearing my 13" pleated denim mini ... :oops:


OMG!! that's sounds terrifying and very embarrassing! :oops: how on earth did you end up in that position?
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Postby BeckyTheBest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:31 am

louise_heels wrote: how on earth did you end up in that position?
Louise


Well, basically, I just sorta missed the bit of road I was aiming at.

I don't really know what caused it, but the back end of the car just slid out, and after about five fishtails as I fought to control it, I was going over the verge on the opposite side of the road, and rolled into a dirty great drainage ditch facing back the way I had come. The doors were wedged tight against the sides of the ditch, so the only way out (once we'd sorted out the problem of releasing me from the seat belt, which of course didn't want to release cos it was under tension ... ) was through the tailgate

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Postby louise_heels » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:36 am

BeckyTheBest wrote:
Well, basically, I just sorta missed the bit of road I was aiming at.

I don't really know what caused it, but the back end of the car just slid out, and after about five fishtails as I fought to control it, I was going over the verge on the opposite side of the road, and rolled into a dirty great drainage ditch facing back the way I had come. The doors were wedged tight against the sides of the ditch, so the only way out (once we'd sorted out the problem of releasing me from the seat belt, which of course didn't want to release cos it was under tension ... ) was through the tailgate


I hope you were OK! Sounds very scary!

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Postby BeckyTheBest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:39 am

I was just thankful to be able to walk away from it!

The seat belt gave me a nasty shoulder injury which took a long time to heal ... but I'm OK now. It was nearly 10 years ago ...

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Postby louise_heels » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:45 am

the only time I've crashed I felt similar, but mine was at a relatively lower speed that what yours must have been if you fishtailed multiple times, terrifying. Good job somebody stopped to help you out of the car, and could get you out without needing the fire brigade!

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Postby BeckyTheBest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:51 am

I wasn't going that fast ... no more than 40 (and a lot slower than that by the time it rolled ... )

It was a great long straight bit of road that I'd normally have been driving at 60 ... but I was driving slower than normal in view of the weather conditions. Just didn't get it right this time ...

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Postby louise_heels » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:57 am

BeckyTheBest wrote:I wasn't going that fast ... no more than 40 (and a lot slower than that by the time it rolled ... )

It was a great long straight bit of road that I'd normally have been driving at 60 ... but I was driving slower than normal in view of the weather conditions. Just didn't get it right this time ...


Easily done, especially in bad weather conditions. hanging in your see upside down sounds horrid, hope you were out of there quicky!
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Re: emabarrassing car moments

Postby BeckyTheBest » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:06 am

louise_heels wrote:Easily done, especially in bad weather conditions. hanging in your see upside down sounds horrid, hope you were out of there quicky!
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It was indeed horrid ... all the blood going to my head giving me a massive headache ... and my principal thought being "I wonder if my fuel system is still intact: and if it's not, exactly how long do I have to get out of here???"

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Postby louise_heels » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:15 pm

BeckyTheBest wrote:
louise_heels wrote:It was indeed horrid ... all the blood going to my head giving me a massive headache ... and my principal thought being "I wonder if my fuel system is still intact: and if it's not, exactly how long do I have to get out of here???"


I can imagine! esp if you were trapped in your seat and couldn't open the doors :shock:

I've never had a crash so serious that I couldn't have got myself out of the car without help. I did manage to damage my car on the way to my first day in a new job once, but in my defence I was 19 and had been driving only for a very short time, v embarrassing though :oops:


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