There are few things more terrifying than when something happens to your precious. By ‘precious,’ I mean your car, of course. And by ‘your,’ I mean that you may or may not have just made your final car payment before something horrendous happened to your beautiful gilded horseless carriage.

It might have been your fault; it might have been a darn seagull that dropped a catfish on your windshield (true story); it might even have been the Universe that messed up. But either way, some car owners are having such a horrible day that they can loudly proclaim that it sucks (and it’s way worse than yours)! So it’s no wonder that they posted their experiences on the ‘Well That Sucks’ subreddit.

Check out the photos of some of the best worst car disasters that Bored Panda collected below and remember to upvote the ones that made you cringe or forced your heart to skip a beat as you scroll down. Bored Panda also contacted the 'Well That Sucks' moderator team to learn more about their subreddit, so check out our interview with one of them, redditor Chaos_a, below. When you’re done praying that nothing bad like what's in this post ever happens to your car, take a peek at our other posts about the ‘Well That Sucks’ community right here, here, as well as here.

#1

Newly Wedded In Front Of Their Burning Car

Newly Wedded In Front Of Their Burning Car

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Scratch
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2 months ago (edited)

I've seen this one a lot, but still badass.

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#2

These Guys Locked Their Keys In An Armoured Truck

These Guys Locked Their Keys In An Armoured Truck

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Bahaha, I don’t know why they would even attempt to try anything. They should have just called up the person in charge for a spare key.

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#3

Car Crashed And A Parking Ticket

Car Crashed And A Parking Ticket

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K.
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2 months ago

Empathetic coworker 🤣🤣

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With over 2.3 million members, the ‘Well That Sucks’ community posts a bit of everything for everyone. The subreddit is dedicated to all the unpleasant things that happen in life and make us say, “Well, that sucks,” and has been up and running since the Spring of 2013.

Chaos_a attributes the vast popularity of the 'Well That Sucks' community to crossposting. "The creator of this subreddit went around making posts with 'cross post /r/wellthatsucks' in the title. It's a pretty common tactic on Reddit and clearly worked out for us. They gained enough [attention] to get the ball rolling. Redditors must enjoy joining in on other peoples minor miseries, and we've grown to well over 2 million users since then," they told us.

#4

Getting A Speeding Ticket On Your Car As It’s Being Towed

Getting A Speeding Ticket On Your Car As It’s Being Towed

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

How is that even possible?

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#5

A Truck Carrying A Tank Of White Paint Dropped It On The Road

A Truck Carrying A Tank Of White Paint Dropped It On The Road

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ツ_Itz_Your_Girl_ツ
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2 months ago

that's one way to get a new paint job done on your car...

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#6

It's Not Just Junk Flying Out Of Your Truck. It Could Be Someone's Life. Secure Your Load - As If Someone You Love Is Driving Behind You

It's Not Just Junk Flying Out Of Your Truck. It Could Be Someone's Life. Secure Your Load - As If Someone You Love Is Driving Behind You

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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

That's like "Final Destination".

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#7

Someone Appears To Have Lost Their Focus...

Someone Appears To Have Lost Their Focus...

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Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

Just driving to the bank...

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#8

I Never Thought Lighting Could Strike A Car

I Never Thought Lighting Could Strike A Car

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Anton Kider
Community Member
2 months ago

Me either... I thought a car was safe.

Bella
Community Member
2 months ago

The rubber tires keep it from getting electrocuted but the windows and stuff can still get hit.

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Mathieu Brouwers
Community Member
2 months ago

Up to 25 years ago a car was safe. The car was made of sheet metal and the windows were smaller. The design was nearly a Faraday cage. Now rooftops, windshields and hood aren´t made of metal anymore, so the safety of the Faraday cage disappeared. You´re just a safe as in an open carriage.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Yeah but the metal of those cars made their crumple zone more dangerous in a crash. A modern car is designed to burst into pieces and leave you inside the husk, rather than trapping you in the crumple zone framework.

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Jamma
Community Member
2 months ago

The air freshener has an appropriately concerned face.

Dan Buczynski
Community Member
2 months ago

Park in Thor's spot, you get what you get.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
2 months ago

"I'm Thor!" "You ought to be, thilly, riding around on a lightning bolt!"

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CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow I was always told because of the tires, cars were safe

Capn_Ahab
Community Member
2 months ago

Not insured for acts of God?

Spork420
Community Member
2 months ago

The car is actually the safest place from lightning. And it's not so much the tires isolating it from grounding out, it's the metal surrounding you, which sort of acts as a faraday cage and diverts the lighting around you.

Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

that was a really nice car

WILLIAM FAULK
Community Member
2 months ago

Jesus! probably because that benz is fast as "lightning"

Wouldn't You Like to Know
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a Benz, you can afford it.

scootz
Community Member
2 months ago

Must have done something really wrong to tick off the mighty gods.

COcO BAMa
Community Member
2 months ago

Did it strike twice??!!

Mishte Tine
Community Member
2 months ago

Ouch

Saulius Vyšniauskas
Community Member
2 months ago

It is a car after catching fire simewhere arround front panel. not al lightning strike.

OS
Community Member
2 months ago

Always though it's safe for the lightning to hit a car, even if you are inside.. I guess I was wrong

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

Now THAT'S a wicked car.

MARCO SOLIS
Community Member
2 months ago

a nice mercedes

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

I always heard it was safer to stay in the car because the tires conducted the energy away. Guess not.

Skylar Spexarth
Community Member
2 months ago

i didnt know metal could burn

Fred Burrows
Community Member
2 months ago

It strikes what it wants to

Quazmodic
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

No grounding strip touching the ground, ( Hangs at the rear and under the car.)

Iara Ra
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG

June Dominguez
Community Member
2 months ago

Absolutely wow!

Bobbie Burgund
Community Member
2 months ago

OHHHHH SO BAD, TAKE HEED PEOPLE, YOUR CAR IS NOT THE SAFETY ZONE, DURING LIGHTENING STORMS....

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

And such a beautiful car as well. Bad luck!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 months ago

Hope the insurance covers that.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
2 months ago

God doesn't like your car!

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

Lightning will hit whatever it damn well likes. LOL The tyres will offer a little bit of protection to anyone inside unless of course you are in a front seat of this car.

Grady'sRaider
Community Member
2 months ago

Bet they are wearing sunglasses for a week.

Lisa
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

My ex fisherman and I got caught in a lightening storm in a soft top jeep, it was f*****g terrifying. It was on the coast so there weren't many things that had greater height than the jeep.

Emilie Couture
Community Member
2 months ago

only mercedes

Spittnimage
Community Member
2 months ago

At least s/he can afford another car.

KoalaLa
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wait? I thought Top Gear tried this in Germany? I always thought I was safe in my car. Dammit

Peter Kelly
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks more like a meteorite strike!

Hilu
Community Member
2 months ago

But... what about Faraday? 😕

Catarina Pupillo
Community Member
2 months ago

Ditto

Abby
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a Mercedes too, that sucks..

jonnotheGOAT
Community Member
2 months ago

lightning mclexus

Go Hawks
Community Member
2 months ago

Dude!

Laana
Community Member
2 months ago

Lord,won’t you buy me a Mercedes benz!

Jayden Penzien
Community Member
2 months ago

I always knew this would happen... WE ARE.. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

Neither did I..

Thejawa22
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow

Kelz
Community Member
2 months ago

I never thought anything bad ever happened to mercedes drivers.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
2 months ago

Most Mercedes drivers have it coming though

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Zeta The Cool
Community Member
2 months ago

...

Alexis LLoyd
Community Member
2 months ago

woah...

JAYDON SESSIONS
Community Member
2 months ago

metal is a great conductor for lightning

Erizzle
Community Member
2 months ago

Lightning can strike anywhere. How could it decide to not strike something, like a car?

Paizleypie
Community Member
2 months ago

WHAAAAAT?!

Stitches
Community Member
2 months ago

This is actually fairly common in Florida. While the tires do act as an insulator the car is made of metal which attracts the lighting.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

The metal is hardly attracting lightning, seeing as it's parked below a row of tall metal streetlights? Unless it was driving when hit, but then I'd expect a crash (blinded+deafened+shock, even if unhurt and car controllable you'll not park it).

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Momma Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow! I hope insurance covers this

Losferatu
Community Member
2 months ago

I think he made God mad.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
2 months ago

And they say He doesn’t smite people anymore

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Scratch
Community Member
2 months ago

That's pretty cool.

JoJoReferenceFinder
Community Member
2 months ago

You see, the jojo reference here is being electrocuted

Molly Block
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhh nooooo! And it was a Mercedes, whaaaaaaa!

LuckyL
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2 months ago

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But you'd be (probably?) still save inside the car...

Kel Gal
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, I don’t think so.

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#9

Bird Dropped A Catfish Onto Car Windshield

Bird Dropped A Catfish Onto Car Windshield

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
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2 months ago

Dinner!

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If you think that getting into an accident is scary, imagine how much trouble you can be in if you don’t have any insurance. But navigating the world of car insurance practically requires a Master’s Degree, a wise and friendly mechanic, or an engine-minded uncle who’s been behind the wheel since he was tall enough to reach the gas pedal.

If you’re living in the United States, then the most important coverage is your state’s minimum liability and property damage coverage, writes The Balance. Remember, you have to pay your insurance so that you can drive around legally. And you can land in hot water if you don’t. You can get fines, be eligible for damages, and might even get sued if you get into an accident without insurance.

However, there are plenty of other types of insurance that you can (and might want to) get: physical damage coverage, comprehensive coverage, collision coverage, and others. It can make your head spin. So get to grips with all of your financial things before you end up having a worse day than others. And don’t forget—if all else fails, there’s nothing shameful about riding a bike to work!

#10

Pumpkin Shot 900 Ft Into A Car At A Local Pumpkin Launching Event

Pumpkin Shot 900 Ft Into A Car At A Local Pumpkin Launching Event

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Brett
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2 months ago

That is both impressive and terrible

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#11

Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S***!

Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S***!

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

let me guess- the mechanic spilled oil in the engine compartment, but didn't clean it up properly....

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#12

A Boulder Fell On My In-Laws Car In Idyllwild CA

A Boulder Fell On My In-Laws Car In Idyllwild CA

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

That was a close one, it could have been so much worse.

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#13

My Dad's Old Truck Got Hit By A Truck Carrying Old Rotten Potato Slurry To A Feed Lot For Cows. His Passenger Window Was Down

My Dad's Old Truck Got Hit By A Truck Carrying Old Rotten Potato Slurry To A Feed Lot For Cows. His Passenger Window Was Down

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Monika Rhodes
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2 months ago

Just throw the whole car away. This is too much.

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#14

This Happened To My Car Today!

This Happened To My Car Today!

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Brett
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2 months ago

Nom nom nom sink hole Sam is hungry today apparently

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#15

Garbage Truck Caught Fire Then Exploded In My Driveway. 2 Of Our Cars Damaged, 1 Totally. The Siding On Our House Melted Off, But Everyone Is Safe

Garbage Truck Caught Fire Then Exploded In My Driveway. 2 Of Our Cars Damaged, 1 Totally. The Siding On Our House Melted Off, But Everyone Is Safe

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Anne
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2 months ago

Well.. at least.. this will be paid for... (I mean.. out of all the others.. that's a bit positive..)

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#16

When You Try To Open Your Eyes In The Morning, But The Sand Is Holding Them Together

When You Try To Open Your Eyes In The Morning, But The Sand Is Holding Them Together

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you the Hulk or something?

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#17

Mclaren Inside A Dealership Gets Hit By A Loose Truck Wheel

Mclaren Inside A Dealership Gets Hit By A Loose Truck Wheel

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Brett
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2 months ago

But now it comes with a free spare tire I see this as a win!

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#18

Well, That Sucks

Well, That Sucks

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Losferatu
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2 months ago

WIle E. Coyote at it again.

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#19

My Wheels Fell Off While Driving

My Wheels Fell Off While Driving

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

One of the reasons that we must have our car checked every year when it's 5 years and older. Failing to do so means that you automatically get a €130 fine after 2 months of the ultimate date you should have done it.

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#20

When The Snowplow ‘Nicks’ Your Car

When The Snowplow ‘Nicks’ Your Car

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Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

Like the iceberg "nicked" the Titanic

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#21

Borrowed My Neighbor’s Truck He Never Drives To Haul Some Stuff. Wanted To Be Nice And Bring It Back Filled Up Since It Was Almost Empty When I Got It

Borrowed My Neighbor’s Truck He Never Drives To Haul Some Stuff. Wanted To Be Nice And Bring It Back Filled Up Since It Was Almost Empty When I Got It

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Holly D
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2 months ago

and now you know why he never drives it

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#22

As If Covid-19 And Losing Jobs Wasn't Bad Enough, We Just Lost Both Cars To A Tree. Happy Easter Everyone!

As If Covid-19 And Losing Jobs Wasn't Bad Enough, We Just Lost Both Cars To A Tree. Happy Easter Everyone!

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LuckyL
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohhhhh no - hope next year will be a lot better to you and everything will turn out fine

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#23

When You’re Out For A Nice Sunday Drive

When You’re Out For A Nice Sunday Drive

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Scratch
Community Member
2 months ago

Were you driving around on Pandora?

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#24

Driving My Wife's New Car (Still On The First Tank Of Gas) When This Happened

Driving My Wife's New Car (Still On The First Tank Of Gas) When This Happened

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Losferatu
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2 months ago

You can remove those easily with some pliers

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#25

Played At Topgolf For The First Time Yesterday. This Is What I Found When I Got To My Car

Played At Topgolf For The First Time Yesterday. This Is What I Found When I Got To My Car

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Losferatu
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2 months ago

I'd be so teed off!

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#26

Irish Parking Lot

Irish Parking Lot

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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2 months ago

Ladies view in Killarney, Ireland. Too bad the driver won’t be able to finish driving that scenic route! It’s so beautiful!

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#27

Someone Stole The Doors Off A Neighbors Car Last Night

Someone Stole The Doors Off A Neighbors Car Last Night

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Momma Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Why? How?

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#28

Car After Tarmac Was Being Laid On The Floor Above In A Car Park

Car After Tarmac Was Being Laid On The Floor Above In A Car Park

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

That is gonna be an absolute bitch to clean off.

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#29

Guy’s Neighbors Left Their Car Windows Open Overnight

Guy’s Neighbors Left Their Car Windows Open Overnight

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Kenny Kulbiski
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2 months ago

Been there , done that. Sweep the snow out (I used a leaf blower) turn the heater on and carry on. It was a little damp for awhile but nothing permanent.

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#30

New Neighbours Painted Their Fence Yesterday, Now Our Car Looks Like This. All Over

New Neighbours Painted Their Fence Yesterday, Now Our Car Looks Like This. All Over

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

guess they are going to pay to repaint it

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