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By Estranged Fiance - / Monday 26 December 2016 05:49 / United States
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By  Baustigt  |  40

Maybe it's just me, but when I'm in a car accident the last thing going through my mind is how much gas was in the tank. "Sir... I have some bad news. Your car disintegrated on impact and you'll never walk again. Any questions?" "Yes. Do you have a siphon and a jerry can?"

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  Silvershield  |  12

It snowed the day before Christmas eve. The highway wasn't cleared until after Christmas day. Lot of ice on the road, visible too. Nice days for eve and day of, so really doesn't matter.

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  kirkaygri  |  18

You don't know how black ice works, do you? And the fact they hit a guard rail means they may be been on a bridge, bridges freeze faster than the roadway. Protip: if it's below freezing and has been wet and cold anytime in the past week, there can be black ice.

By  Baustigt  |  40

Maybe it's just me, but when I'm in a car accident the last thing going through my mind is how much gas was in the tank. "Sir... I have some bad news. Your car disintegrated on impact and you'll never walk again. Any questions?" "Yes. Do you have a siphon and a jerry can?"

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  Mauskau  |  34

With my first accident, I had just filled my car up with £80 of fuel, which was 10% of my wage, and had gotten my car washed the day before as I was going to visit some friends later on that day. I never got to drive that car again, and I really wanted my fuel back lol. My mechanic managed to siphon some of it for me when I got a new car but would only give me half of it.

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  species4872  |  19

9 Gee, and I thought we were bad by trying to get the kids back that we left in the back seat.

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  nix1993  |  37

I assumed it was because OP had paid to fill his fiancé's gas tank, i.e. not his car, meaning it was his money wasted because she crashed her car.

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  bronson1028  |  7

my mom totaled her car 2 weeks ago and she got minor injuries. when I was talking to her she said, " you know what bothers me most, I just filled the tank up". it lightens the mood by cracking jokes.

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  Anony2014  |  10

Not sure whether OP is a he or not, but they said "fiance" and not 'fiancee", which would mean the significant other who can't drive is definitely a dude.

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probably a dude, but I wouldn't go as far as to say "definitely" as people sometimes use fiance for any gender. when I was a teen I didn't know fiancee was a thing. I didn't realize until I reached the age where I kept getting suckerpunched by engagement announcements, wedding showers, weddings, breaking off of engagements, etc. it was one of those "OooOoOoh" moments. lol.

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  SneezyBear  |  25

#2 It's something you'd be upset about if you were really tight on money. If you were scrounging to get by from paycheck to paycheck, you'd be very conscious of your expenses, and totalling a car that you'd just paid to fill up the gas of would hurt just that much more. I remember a few months ago when my husband got unlawfully terminated and we were scrambling to pay bills, and I accidentally lost $15 walking home from work - it was really windy that day and it must have somehow blown out of my jeans pocket - I was sore about that $15 loss for days. You don't think about finances until you're barely managing to keep your head above water, and then it's all you think about.

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  VampObsessed  |  16

I have to say, I've been in one actual accident, and one fender bender that just looked worse than it was, so luckily that time it all worked out, and each time I thought about the gas I had just put in the car and how the money was now wasted. It's been 5 years since my car was totaled and I still talk about the $60 I wasted in gas that night.. gone forever. :(

By  RaylanGivens  |  13

Where I live, most major road closures aren't due to snow (unless it just dumps for days on end), but rather people like your fiancee who doesn't realize that, maybe, people are doing 40 in a 75 for a reason, spin out, and cause other cars to slam on their breaks and spin out, and basically make the roads more dangerous for everyone. If you don't know how to drive in snow, protip: be cautious. That said, glad that it sounds like you guys are alright.

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  Bearsmomma  |  30

Wow. I hope I never make one wrong decision, wreck the car and suddenly find myself in a divorce. If the "love" in a relationship is THAT conditional, I suggest not making relationship commitments.

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  species4872  |  19

See, some people stay single for a reason.

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A lot of people DO resort to breaking up quickly. However, this person put OP's life in danger to get where they were going a little faster. If they are that impatient in safety-critical situations, imagine the rest of the time. It'd be one thing if it were not an at-fault accident, or the mistake was difficult to foresee. This, however, was life-endangering, gross negligence. I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life with someone who values getting there faster more than my safety when the two conflict. At the very least, I'd be demanding that the reckless fiancé figure out a plan to pay for all of my costs, including fuel, tow, repairs, medical, what have you, before I go forward. Carrying that sort of weight into a marriage is poison.

By  InfiniteSunshine  |  32

Glad everyone was ok, but your fiancé either should brush up on how to drive in harsh weather conditions, or just not drive in them. The posted speed limit is meant to be "under the ideal conditions." Meaning, you go that speed when it's a clear, normal day. If the conditions are bad, you should be adjusting and reducing your speed. The woman was smart and completely justified by going 15 under. Especially in winter, since you often don't know if there's black ice because it blends in with the road. Yours and other people's lives shouldn't be something you want to risk just for travelling a little faster.

By  lee47_fml  |  5

YOU need to pay for rental??? WTF Fiance needs to cough up the rental fee. Maybe then fiance will use brain instead of lead foot. And pay for repairs. You don't drive a car that you aren't willing to replace what stupidity broke.

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