Many years ago I used to drive the van for a small building firm.
One day after work I was dropping one of the lads off at his house, and while he was unloading his tools I was looking backwards into the van making sure he had everything, and that the back doors were shut. All this while the engine was still running.
Cue me driving off and hearing a horrible crunching sound. It turned out whilst I had been looking backwards that the paper boy had dropped his bike right at the front of the van, so close in fact, it was impossible to see from the drivers position and it was now wedged underneath.
I took the lad home and explained everything to his parents telling them I was sure the gaffer would sort it through the insurance or something. As it turned out the boss tried to get me to pay for it which I flatly refused, as, as far as I was concerned I was covered by the van insurance.
To cut a long story short, the company was taken to small claims court where we lost ( still don't think it was my fault, but hey ho!) anyhow we were ordered to pay for the bike plus charges.
The gaffer wouldn't talk to me for about 2 months after that relaying instructions to me via the other lads, even though half the time I would be standing 2' from him