This made me angry to the point of tears
Get a grip.
To recap, some dude’s damaged the OP’s car and driven off… I’d say the OP has every right to feel upset and angry.
I was homicidal for at least a day after some scroat knackered by rear wheel arch on the same day that some (presumably other) git tore off my wing mirror as he sped down our street.Posted 4 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Relying on my new self help book to help you through this;
Scenario: Someone has dented your car
Reaction: Its not all bad but it is annoying, no one is hurt, and it can be fixed
Emotion: You have every right to be angry, but that won’t help the situation and will promote stress and anxiety
Revised reaction; Accept what is done, and that you cannot control what happends to you in life, nor will things in your life work as you expect them to.
Revised scenario: Someone has dented your car, but you are calmly able to accept that you now should get it fixed.
I bet you feel better after that, eh? 😀Posted 4 years agouselesshippyMember
Put this in perspective.Posted 4 years ago
My bil was knocked of his bike. Left for dead in the road, and nearly died. 3 weeks in brain injuries unit, and now deaf for live in his right ear. Among other injuries.
That’s a car. A **** CAR.
Go too the next vw auto jumble, buy bonnet, spray bonnet, fixed. About 200 quid.
It’s not the end of the road is it.
Losing several pints of blood from the side of your head could be.
So forgive my lack of sympathy op.
But it’s an inanimate object. Fix it.
Something shit happenign to someone else you’ve never heard of doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t feel angry if someone damages your property and leaves you to pick up the bill.
No, you are right, I wouldn’t feel a bad as I did when my bil stood in front of an express train and my sister phoned me asking how she was going to tell their two under 12 children that Daddy was dead but I’d still be cross if it was me.
So, rather than just going for the ‘worse things happen at sea’ approach maybe think ‘actually in the course of most peoples day to day lives it’s probably a ball ache they could do without’.Posted 4 years agobillytinkleMember
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