He was foolish, incredibly foolish. A less honest person could claim he did a lot more damage than he did and he would have no proof of that because he didn't bother to look at your car himself at the time. As others have said, get your car checked over to ensure there really is no underlying damage.
In answer to the question, I would've gotten out and checked it. If I was in a rush, I would've explained that I would call and talk about it later. If I'd been hit, I might go over and talk to the neighbour but I would also call my insurance and put a claim in.
So....after rechecking the car, googling about 'bumping' cars and speaking to the police's non-emergency number I went back and forth about what to do. Part of me wants to report them, part of me wants to confront them via letter or in person and just tell them what rude, entitled, overall shiz people I think they are, and part of me just wants to leave it and can't be bothered wasting air on them.
There are marks on our bumper where the silver paint has been scraped and the black plastic is showing, but we can't prove it's from them. I did speak to the police and they are in trouble for two things, failure to stop and not reporting a minor accident. In order for either of us to have our insurance companies involved we would have to report it. I would have to report a failure to stop which could potentially get them in deep shiz. Apparently she used to be a former insurance claims officer and she kept telling DH they have no legal requirement to contact us or apologize because there was no damage. DH and I are like, but you don't know there's no damage because you didn't get out and check!!!! ***pulling hair***!!!!
We've pretty much come to the decision that we just can't be bothered getting in a back and forth with them so are just leaving it. I have been watching our car and where they park like a hawk though!
I'm also still tempted to slip a letter through their door saying how disappointed I am with how they handled the situation and their attitudes, that I think they're incredibly self-entitled and rude people and that if I ever see them doing anything like that again I will not hesitate to report them.
Karma will get them, you don't need too. Protect your stress levels and move on and rise above their attitudes.
Wise Enough (22-01-2015)
Or....do you still have any pooey pants you could stuff in their muffler?
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