t-boned love tap
the punk rock van has a lot of character. and it got even more tonight.
tonight was a tuesday night. and most every tuesday night, i hang out with my church/bowling/internet friends at maxwell's, a minneapolis bar. there's no real parking lot, so it's all about the metered street parking. luckily the meters go to bed at 10pm, and they don't eat quarters when they are sleeping.
some cars have trouble finding these sleeping meters. there was an suv parked to the right of me as i pulled up to a stop sign. just as i was turning right, the driver of the suv realized they weren't actually parked in a spot so they pulled forward. that's when the suv met the sliding door of the punk rock van. accidents are real good at developing character, just like the nbc show heroes did a good job of developing the character of claire's father monday night.
the suv wasn't going fast at all. it wasn't really even a crash, it was more of a tap. like what kids do in high school when they slowly pull up behind their friends and high 5 the bumpers. so i wasn't too worried, i mean just the other week i was laughing about how someone egged the punk rock van. but i decided to go through some of the accident formalities.
i pulled over to the side of the street, got out and assessed the damage. no dents, there may be a scratch but i couldn't see because it was dark outside. even if it was light out, the scratch would just blend in among the other scratches. the lady had a much nicer car which is fully equipped with much more to worry about. since it was her fault, i figured it was in my court as to whether i wanted to exchange insurance information. the punk rock van wasn't really feeling the suv so we didn't exchange information, no second dates. now that i think of it, i'm not even sure if she hit me. the punk rock van is naturally a bumpy ride.
everyone wants a piece of the punk rock van.