So, this happened to our poor mini van on Monday.  Our lovely Sienna.

van mirror WEB

Sigh.

I said on Instagram and Facebook that I wouldn’t name names.  But I also said the hint is that the person was backing up.  And that means it was me.

Sometimes, backing up a vehicle really is necessary, but… well… I am the person that inspired rear vehicle camera.  And circular driveways (oh, how I miss having one of those!).  And the phrase, “No, let me back it up for you.”

As I sat in the van staring at the decimated side mirror, all the memories of “accidents” involving me driving in reverse came flooding back to me.  Yes, there are a lot.

  • Banging poles.
  • Dinging other vehicles
  • Backing into ditches
  • Knocking over small trees
  • Hitting the FedEx truck in the Walmart parking lot
  • Going over a boulder which led to me getting stuck between two boulders and a plethora of maintenance men on a camp saying, “How did you do that?”

I refuse to count.

And naturally…. it brought the Most Infamous Mindy Backing Up Story in All of Time to mind (shared in this post).

If anyone gives you a hard time about driving in reverse, read it.

If you are having a bad day, read it.

If you have to tell your husband that you damaged a vehicle, have him read it.

If you want to know why all my children say, “No!  Don’t back up, Mom!”, read it.

If you just want to laugh at me, read it.

With over five hundred shares, it’s one of my most popular posts. See why.

Hot Little Red Escort: Why I Shouldn’t Back Up Vehicles (aka: the Most Infamous Mindy Backing Up Story in All Time)

Do you feel better better about yourself?  You’re welcome.

Gratefully, Paul took the driver’s side rear view mirror dangling by a cord news with much grace.  I guess he’s learned to handle this well.

That trash can took it well too. In case you were wondering.

Do you have any vehicular struggles?  

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