So, you leave work, or the store, and you're all ready to drive away when you see it--a note on your windshield. If it hasn't happened to you, keep driving and it will. After a full day's work, this is the note that greeted me as I prepared to come home today.
My first thought? Confusion. Now, I admit that there have been times in my 30 year history of driving (and parking...) when I have made contact with another car. The minor door dings, the gentle bumper bumps...I think we've all done it. My mind thought back to this morning when I pulled into the parking space. For the life of me I could not think of any car that my car touched as I did this. I didn't move the car during the day so it had to have happened in the morning. I remember pulling in close to the car in front of me, but I don't recall touching it.
And, of course, the hit vehicle was nowhere to be seen. Mine was the last car in the immediate location when I left work. My only solace is that if I did tap the car in front of me, that it was so gentle I didn't even feel it. And if that's the case, it couldn't have done any damage (I have a feeling that if I did do any discoverable damage, there would have been more words on my little note...).
Lesson for me? Be more aware, I guess. I don't know who wrote the note so I can't apologize in person. I suppose I'll just have to follow the wise council on the message I found on my windshield: be careful next time.