The other vehicle keeps coming. I stop completely. The other vehicle goes by. The open door smacks the driver-side mirror on my car. The mirror breaks and its housing is torn off my car. It hangs now by the cables that allow it to be adjusted by the lever inside.
I get the driver's name and insurance information and proceed to have a lovely dinner. But, man.
It's not like my car is a pristine thing. The front end looks like someone has taken a sledge hammer to it. A couple of times. But this latest injury just adds to its dilapidated appearance.
I plan on going to the dealership today and getting an estimate on what it will take to replace the mirror and also to fix up the rest of the body damage. If it's not too outrageous I'll see about getting my poor Saturn back in more presentable shape.
If it is outrageous, I'll have to look at the idea of getting a new car.