To the Editor:
I would like to thank the person with no conscience whatsoever who hit my car while pulling into or out of a parking space at the Tisbury Marketplace today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, sometime between 1:30 and 4:15 pm while I was up in my office working. Thank you so much for damaging half of the driver’s side of my car. I mean, come on, you could not do that kind of damage and not know you were scraping my car. The police officer even said so.
Thank you also for giving me the opportunity to spend $500 out of my pocket to pay the deductible it will require to have my car repaired, and don’t forget the increase to my yearly insurance premium. Let’s also not forget I was parked there while I was working, so not only did I not make any money today, thanks to you, but I will be working for free again tomorrow. Add the rental car expense. Gosh, I could go on and on; thank you.
All kidding aside, if this were me, and maybe I am the exception, I would have left some sort of note with my contact information, because I would not be able to sleep tonight knowing I did this to someone’s car. But for now I will not sleep tonight because I have to deal with all the logistics of getting my car fixed, the unexpected expense, and the thought that someone would do such damage to another’s property and just drive away.
The officer I spoke with tonight told me they get at least one of these hit-and-runs a week. Are you kidding me? There are that many people on the Island who only care about themselves? Yes, I know there are, because this is the third time someone has hit my car in the same parking lot during the day and not come forward. I am hopeful maybe, just maybe, this time the person who did this will read this letter and come forward.