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Old 07-09-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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How much crap to give my father-in-law

Let my father-in-law borrow my truck to pick up my sister-in-law's car. All was well until 2 miles from home and he hit a deer and dented my driver side door. Not too bad really, I've got a replacement bumper on the front so I wished it would've hit it but oh well. How much crap should I give him? I'm not mad because he's getting it fixed. I'd just like some input on how long I should milk his guilt lol.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:24 PM   #2
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JMHO: None what so ever , collision with wildlife is a fact of life in deer country.
How did it dent the door if he hit it , or did the deer run into the side of the truck? or did he just clip it an it spun down the side of the truck?
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:48 PM   #3
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You should be eligible for a year's supply of venison steaks, I would think...
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:53 PM   #4
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Perhaps you should ask your wife that question....Bottom line is he let you have his daughter, so...
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:26 AM   #5
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NONE!! Since it wasn't his fault and he's getting it repaired!
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:31 AM   #6
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I wouldn't give him any grief about, I'm sure he feels pretty bad about it already.


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Old 07-10-2016, 12:55 AM   #7
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I once had a deer "chase me down" and run into the driver's side quarter panel.
Nothing wrong with a little good natured ribbing, but you don't want him to think it really does bother you.
Perhaps ask him if next time he could hit with the bumper you want replaced.
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Sounds like the deer hit him, I'll just bet it put the smell of fear in his pants as is. Happened to me before too. Glad no one was hurt.

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Let it go if you are truly ok with it. Otherwise I would see it as you are not really ok and being passive aggressive. I am sure he feels bad enough as is. Toast a beer with him and tell him how glad you really are that he was not hurt.
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Ask him if he had a tag and if not your calling Fish and Game.
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Did the deer have insurance?
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the 'borrowing' story reminds me of another:

my Uncle's cousin wanted to borrow his TRUCK in order to pull a TRAVEL TRAILER, that he had also borrowed from a friend, all for a trip to celebrate their payoff of their home mortgage...

His friend had brought over the TRAILER and parked it conveniently next to the house. After his friend left, he decided to run an extension cord out to the trailer to get the fridge cold for the trip. He later backed and attached my Uncle's nice 'borrowed' truck to the trailer, left the truck running, connected the electrical connection to the trailer, and walked back into the house to gather their items for the trip the next day.

You might can guess what happened next...

FIRE:
several minutes later his wife smelled smoke, ran out of the house, and found his cousin's nice TRUCK with fire coming out of the driver side dash area. They couldn't get to the key to turn the truck off, the fire spread quickly into the truck cabin, the engine bay, and underneath. As they realized it might also spread to the trailer, it was too late to try to disconnect, and even if they could they would not be able to move the heavy TRAILER anyway.
The fire became so hot that it not only burned the truck to the frame, but melted the aluminum wheels into a molten lava, spread to the rear of the truck where it caught the trailer on fire, burned it to the ground and ... you guessed it, also caught their house on fire and burned it to the foundation!

Talk about an INSURANCE claim.
while HIS insurance covered his newly paid-off house...
His FRIEND's own insurance had to pay for the 'borrowed' TRAILER
and
His COUSIN's own insurance had to pay for the 'borrowed' TRUCK

: / I don't think my Uncle will be 'lending' his truck to anyone anymore!
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He'd definitely be getting a "deer" Christmas tree ornament from me for Christmas lol

and there would be no end to the playful teasing and taunting.
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the 'borrowing' story reminds me of another:

my Uncle's cousin wanted to borrow his TRUCK in order to pull a TRAVEL TRAILER, that he had also borrowed from a friend, all for a trip to celebrate their payoff of their home mortgage...

His friend had brought over the TRAILER and parked it conveniently next to the house. After his friend left, he decided to run an extension cord out to the trailer to get the fridge cold for the trip. He later backed and attached my Uncle's nice 'borrowed' truck to the trailer, left the truck running, connected the electrical connection to the trailer, and walked back into the house to gather their items for the trip the next day.

You might can guess what happened next...

FIRE:
several minutes later his wife smelled smoke, ran out of the house, and found his cousin's nice TRUCK with fire coming out of the driver side dash area. They couldn't get to the key to turn the truck off, the fire spread quickly into the truck cabin, the engine bay, and underneath. As they realized it might also spread to the trailer, it was too late to try to disconnect, and even if they could they would not be able to move the heavy TRAILER anyway.
The fire became so hot that it not only burned the truck to the frame, but melted the aluminum wheels into a molten lava, spread to the rear of the truck where it caught the trailer on fire, burned it to the ground and ... you guessed it, also caught their house on fire and burned it to the foundation!

Talk about an INSURANCE claim.
while HIS insurance covered his newly paid-off house...
His FRIEND's own insurance had to pay for the 'borrowed' TRAILER
and
His COUSIN's own insurance had to pay for the 'borrowed' TRUCK

: / I don't think my Uncle will be 'lending' his truck to anyone anymore!
CRIKEYS!!!! I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry....

What was the cause of the fire?
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