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06:32 pm: My car
Yesterday I found that the front windshield of my car had been smashed with one of those glass beer bottles.  The window did that shatter-but-still-intact thing, and whoever did it left a huge handful of pennies and nickels on the car, on top of the broken beer glass (??)  Liberty Mutual will cover the damage, but I'm wondering if I need to find a safer place to keep the car.  I suppose that having driven the car in the city for two and a half years, I should be glad that's the worst it's been through.  A bit weird that of all the cars in that lot, mine was the only one touched.  It's amongst the most innocuous looking cars, my silver Camry amongst a whole bunch of BMWs and few Lexuses and some other really very pricey and much (much) newer models.  And a lot of much shittier ones, too, but still...  Just random chance I guess.

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From:todd_vandy
Date:October 15th, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
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>>Just random chance I guess.

Random chance? I deny the possibility. In another universe, you were the one who threw the beer bottle. So this is just Kopenhagen-karma™.

Or it might be silica spiders--tiny critters that burrow into glass and weave their webs. They catch the bugs that go splat against the windshield.

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I once had my car stolen. Everything was recovered but all four wheels. :(
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From:babarnett
Date:October 15th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
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I had that happen to my car when I was in college--though ironically, while I was home on break and the car was parked in front of my parents' house. Had a big old crack across the windshield and had to get it replaced.

But Todd is right. It must be some sort of alternate universe karma. It's the most logical explanation.
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From:hildebabble
Date:October 15th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Things like this happen around Halloween. I had an acquaintance once who had the same thing happen in college, except replace Camry with Truck and Beer Bottle with Pumpkin. (Seriously.)

I don't subscribe to karma, so I don't think you deserved it.

Does Liberty Mutual insure you against environmenal conditions and Acts of Todd?
From:todd_vandy
Date:October 16th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Acts of Todd? Perhaps you are right. In my Many Universes Theory (Todd's MUT), it's possible I picked up her car and threw it at a beer bottle. Sorry, Sam, my bad!

Don't "subscribe to karma?" !!?! Karma is a wave function collapse. And the likelyhood of it occuring, its probability, is inversely proportional to your belief that it doesn't happen!

::Goes back to clogging with Wu Li Masters::
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From:hildebabble
Date:October 17th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
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If that's the case then there's a whole lotta karma kicking off around me. Good thing I don't believe in it. ;)

I should dig up my old philosophy paper on why karma is bunk. But I bet it has all sorts of plot issues.
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From:kannibal_kat
Date:October 15th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
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A month after I moved to Albuquerque, someone stole a wheel off my car. They were considerate enough to leave it on a block, though. I drove a really old Chevy Cavalier at the time. The wheels and tires weren't anything special. *shrug* I can only assume they really, really, really needed a wheel.
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