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Old 01-27-2012, 12:15 PM
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I briefly tried to tell her it was her fault for not checking the roof for plane parts. You can imagine how that went.
Ouch!! I have driven down that road too...its a very bumpy one..
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:26 PM
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Apparently it made it 2 or 3 miles down the road. She lost it making a turn into school to pick up my son. There were some construction workers nearby who picked it up to give it back to her. She said they couldn't figure out what part of the car it was. She didn't try to explain.

I briefly tried to tell her it was her fault for not checking the roof for plane parts. You can imagine how that went.
Gil,
Sorry, just the way my brain works. I first thought, how could she miss seeing the aileron on top of the car? Ok, so it's an SUV. Well then, she must be short like my wife. Hence shorter car, taller wife solution. I guess my many years of experience with a "fun-sized" wife has altered my thinking a bit...
Thankfully it was just an aileron. All you can really do in a situation like this is just laugh about it and go on. And yes, I can imagine how the conversation went or at least ended. It ended with you saying something like "Yes dear, I know. It was all my fault, I won't do it again, I promise"

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:41 PM
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Clearly the car manufacturer made some SERIOUS errors in their design. I see no reason why the aileron should not have stayed perched on top for all the world to enjoy. After all...with arkansas roads she couldn't even get it over stall speed!

Good luck with the rebuild!
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:55 PM
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Clearly the car manufacturer made some SERIOUS errors in their design. I see no reason why the aileron should not have stayed perched on top for all the world to enjoy. After all...with arkansas roads she couldn't even get it over stall speed!

Good luck with the rebuild!
Probably was a Dodge or something
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:03 PM
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Its a good job the other one did not follow it like a lemm........

Sorry couldn't resist it!!

BTW this is definately your fault and you should buy your wife flowers and say sorry! But sorry to hear your bad news!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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Ouch!! I have driven down that road too...its a very bumpy one..
Here's a rule that has served me well throughout my entire married life, plus that earlier portion of my life when I, well, was not married but enjoyed the company of women.

Everything is always THE MAN'S fault.

Once you internalize that, life becomes simpler.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:15 PM
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She was not going fast enough or it would not have stall/spun in the turn.

Or she may have been going too fast and it fluttered. Clecoes threw the balance out of limits.

Sorry about the mishap, at least no school children or construction workers were hurt. Relatively cheap fix.

I just re-read the rv safety articles yesterday, as I try to do every winter.
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I briefly tried to tell her it was her fault for not checking the roof for plane parts. You can imagine how that went.
You, sir, are fearless. Witness protection relocation to another planet would not be enough to save me should I attempt anything other than, "Yes, dear, you're right. I'm sorry." Cue The Man Song here.
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