What to learn online from your very offline hit & run

After getting over the initial annoyance of finding my car damaged with not a note to be seen upon returning from a weekend trip, I was reminded of the difference in values many of us have.

If you’re active and respected online, there is someone just as active and respected offline.

If you feel a spiffy Linked In profile is the way to get noticed, there are less qualified people taking some of those jobs you could have gotten just because a recruiter or hiring manager wasn’t interested in looking at what you had online.

If you believe Twitter or your blog is the key to connecting, someone who barely knows how to email is building out his network faster and more effectively.

No matter how hard you work in one area, you are missing opportunities in other areas. So, when you set a goal, consult others and think carefully about what is the best way for you to achieve that goal and do not be distracted later on when others tell you they have new, sure fire methods that are better than yours. You are the best judge of your actions. Let your values determine your path.

Now, because the values of a poor driver led him/her to not leave me a note, I’m off to decide if it’s worth it to pay to fix expensive, superficial damage or if I’d rather drive around in a busted up car.

Any advice from other hit and run victims?

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4 Responses to “What to learn online from your very offline hit & run”

  1. Rupert Says:

    Had the same thing happen to me with a truck I once owned. The people across the street backed in to it. They never said a word, but I left it dented and in clear site for them to look at for the next 3 years. Sure showed them, didn’t I? Prolly not, but it was cosmetic damage and the karmic potential couldn’t be beat. :-)

  2. Jenny R. Says:

    I am a new blogger which has given me appreciation of what others do with their blogs. I just wanted to say good work and although our sites are not really related if you want to swap blogrole links I would be interested.

  3. Ana Lorena Hart Says:

    Someone hit my car and vanished from the scene several months ago. I was more hurt about not having a note than the damage itself to my car. I remember looking around to see - in vain - if there was anyone who might have seen anything and would like to say something to me. It was kind of windy and rainy that day so I thought that the note might had flown away somewhere around the car. One I was sure no kindness was attached to the new imprint in my car I decided to move on. Right away, I called the insurance, went to the police station to report the incident, and got the car fixed that same week. Lack of good manners is a tragedy and I refuse to parade someone else’s tragedies in any way, shape or hit & run.

  4. Eric Pratum Says:

    That sounds like a good way to think about it. It might be a good idea to get it fixed ASAP so that. Now, I wonder if someone can find me parts for a 17 year old Subaru. . .

    I reported the incident to the police and checked with the office near where I live to see if anyone had reported anything, but alas. . . And, unfortunately, my insurance doesn’t cover this. :-(

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