…or does he?
First of all, a huge thanks to those of you that helped me yesterday after my little rental car accident. It really means the world to me that you guys were so helpful, so thank you.
It’s my last night in Germany and I’m about to head to dinner, so I’ll keep this update short, though I promise I’ll provide a full update tomorrow.
Today I got to deal with the not-so-fun part of a car rental accident (come to think of it, the whole thing isn’t any fun!) — driving 2.5 hours to Munich Airport (illegally) without a mirror, returning a car that looks like it got into a fist fight with a hummer, and dealing with the insurance policies.
And while I’ll leave the details of what went down for later, I’ll leave off on a lighter note for now.
Check out this picture (it’s a thumbnail, so you can click on it to make it bigger):
You have no clue how tempted I was to return the car, pretend nothing happened, and say “yeah, the left turn signal didn’t work, you might want to look into that,” only to see their reaction. Of course I wouldn’t actually do that, though sometimes in situations of anger/frustration (with myself) it’s nice to play out slightly funnier outcomes, and that was one of them.
The other thing is that I felt perfectly safe driving the car back to Munich Airport without the mirror, as I drove especially carefully. However, technically you need your driver side mirror in order to drive, so I was scared of getting pulled over by the police. Heck, I figured over that long of a drive I’d get pulled over sooner or later, with the hope that I could explain the situation to them and they’d be understanding.
Much to my surprise I didn’t see a single police car the whole way to the airport. As we pulled into the airport I said to my friend “I can’t believe we drove the whole way without seeing a cop.” As luck would have it literally 30 seconds later a police car pulls up behind me. We’re maybe one kilometer from the rental car return, and the police car keeps getting closer and closer. I turn left and then he turns left. Grrr, should’ve kept my mouth shut.
Did I get pulled over and have a run in with the polizei? Stay tuned to find out…