Stolen Bumper = Ugly Car


My car is missing the front bumper.

Last Wednesday I went to visit my mom at her work, which happens to be the county sheriff's office. I came out of the building and scanned the parking lot for my car - I didn't see it.

I momentarily panicked until I realized that the dirty white car with the missing bumper at the far side of the parking lot was my car.

Someone stole my bumper.

I'm sure it must have been stolen, because Derek saw it on my car when I left home. I drove fifteen minutes straight to my mom's work. I didn't hear it fall off. I didn't run over it.

I was in the office for 20 minutes, and when I came out my car looked ridiculously run-down. You never realize how much the front bumper adds to the appearance of a car until it's gone.

What kind of person steals the front bumper off a car? In front of the police department, no less?

Our car is a Saturn. They don't make parts for Saturns anymore, so if you need a new part you have to search high and low and pay more money to get it.

Which is probably the reason someone stole our bumper.

And which also makes it more difficult for us to replace said bumper.

Thankfully we lucked out. Derek was able to find a place that had one 2003 Saturn L200 bumper left. He's going to get it today.

Until then, we are driving around in our poor, defaced car, and I'm sure everyone who sees us thinks "Oh, those poor people! They can't even afford to replace the bumper on their car. And look, they have a new baby . . ."

No, actually they probably just look at us and think, "What an ugly car." And they'd be right.

But, thankfully, only until tonight, when Derek picks up the new bumper.


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Amanda said...

How crazy! It's really ridiculous what people will steal. Our downstairs neighbor had a wheel stolen off his car this weekend!

Anne said...

Oh no - that stinks! Luckily you were able to find a new bumper! That's pretty gutsy to steal one in front of a police station.

P.S. Love the pics of Wyatt in the last post. He is getting big!

Emily Powell said...

seriously! some people! someone else needed a bumper so badly they stole yours!?

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

That is ridiculous! Who steals a bumper! I once had someone steal three of my four hub caps while I was at work. Why three? Why not just take all four? Between that and all the other weird unique characteristics...lets just say I'm looking forward to a new car!

Lauren said...

Seriously!?!? That is just crazy...and ridiculous! At least Derek was able to find something so fast--but seriously, what a pain!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Wow. I can't believe someone stole your bumper!! How bizarre. I'm glad you were able to find a replacement!

Meg said...

Um, wow. So weird! Glad ya'll found a new bumper though! :)

Melanie said...

That is insane!! So glad yall found a replacement!! I couldn't help but laugh when you said 'oh those poor people are missing their bumper..and look they have a new baby'..LOL!

Amber said...

Oh my word! Who on earth steals a bumper?! That's nuts! Glad you were able to find another one!

Jennifer said...

Ah, bummer! But how crazy is that? Geeez!

Haley Galloway said...

I'm sorry, but I kind of had to chuckle at this post! WHO STEALS A BUMPER?! HAHAHA. I'm glad you can find humor in it. And even more glad you found a replacement! Love the blog, am now a follower :)

Unknown said...

Wow. That is so horrid that someone did that! Your poor car! I've had hubcaps stollen. They were only from WalMart, so I didn't really care that much...but this? Horrible.

She Said... said...

oh no they didn't! (in a ghetto, head rolling, snap yo fingers kinda voice). hahaha. I cannot believe that! So crazy! LIke Haley said, I am glad you can find the humor in it!

Jessica said...

That's so weird! I've never heard of this happening before. I'm so sorry it happened to you...I would be so frustrated!

Jessica and Stephan said...

I can't believe someone would actually steal the bumper...in front of the sheriff's office...and no one saw?!!!

Unknown said...

What an Earth? Who are these crazy people!

Kate Craig said...

so strange!

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