By Broke - Australia - Melbourne
Today, while I was waiting to pull out of a parking space, my boyfriend decided it would be funny to put the car into reverse instead of drive while I was waiting for traffic to clear. I don't think the people who own the car behind me were laughing. Nor is my now ex-boyfriend. FML
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  SeaMen  |  3

He's an idiot....but doesn't your foot need to be on the brake before you can change the shift especially if it is in park...or the clutch if it's manual

  baddawg365  |  0

But shouldn't she have then tried to shift her gears from park to drive... Or was she in drive and he shifted it back up. In that case would she not have heard, or seen, the gear shift?

  divadro102  |  16

I do it to my friend all the time. I put it in neutral. Thing is, she must have stepped on it. No reason to do so. Letting go of the brake moves the car slowly and you'd feel it going back. She had to have stepped on it. And the people in back were honking, i bet, and she thought it meant go. Still, what a douche of a boyfriend for putting it in reverse.

  myschyveus  |  0

This would be impossible in a manual transmission. And you must be an idiot, because I have a friend who does this to me and nothing bad ever happens. It's funny everytime.

  Daftendirekt1  |  0

She might have still been in drive with her foot on the brake... He switched while she was looking away and when she saw a break in traffic, floored it and rammed the car behind her. Ok maybe she didn't floor it but you know what I mean.

  dylanmurre  |  4

I got read-ended pretty hard once.. That didn't hurt me at all... And I do demolition derbies and I have yet to get hurt.... Sooo yeah I'm pretty sure you wouldn't get injured.

@41 your air bags are obviously defective. Mine didn't go off when I got rear ended.

  doctorhook86  |  24

#82 says he got rear-ended pretty hard once and it didn't hurt him at all--he must've just had a fresh lube job.

Based on his comments, #82 seems like he's probably been rear-ended many times...over and over again.

  alycion  |  38

A little fender bender laid me up for a few days with muscle issues. I do have a pain disorder that I'm sure made it worse, but it did throw my back out. If you take a jolt just right, you can get injured.

  siickman  |  7

I would have made him pay all the damages and blah blah and stuff but not dump him... Well then it comes down to if this is the first incident...if it is then i dont think you cared about each other if you broke up over an argument .. If this is the 2nd immature thing he has done then i applaud you for dumping him :)

  mattorama  |  15

Somebody doesn't arbitrarily do something that immature, dangerous, and stupid out of nowhere. Why the heck would she want to stick around until he inevitably does something equally dumb?

  downtime  |  12

136, If someone is so careless that they are happy to cause expensive damage to not only their girlfriends property but also the property of strangers over a bit of a joke then that person is stupid. There really is no two ways around that. Normal people generally don't want to be dating stupid people, so dumping him makes perfect sense. He seems to be missing a little frontal lobe development.
Considering he was capable of this without a second thought, who is to say he isn't capable of worse?

  doctorhook86  |  24

136 - You're right, it wasn't was worse. Stupid drivers kill way more people than guns. The OP's bf would've hardly been more dangerous even if he was waving a gun around.

A fatal accident can happen to anybody, even you. Don't fuck with moving vehicles!