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applepie
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September 8, 2012 3:53 pm  

When I came out of Cost- u- less my brand new ford van was hit by a local who managed to drag her shopping cart that was stuck to her car against my van while she was backing out of the space. She denied that she damaged my van that has 106 miles on it and a shopping cart under rear wheel well of my van that was attached to her car. She was stopped by another patron while she attempted to leave. So much for integrity.


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Alana33
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September 8, 2012 4:01 pm  

and ........... you are surprised?

How do you know she was born in STX?

The first hit is the hardest to bear.
Hope you got her insurance information and filed out a police report.
Good Luck!


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Isl girl
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September 8, 2012 4:02 pm  

That sounds about right. I've had my side mirror hit & torn off by a cop. He kept driving.


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applepie
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September 8, 2012 4:08 pm  

We exchanged insurance info, police where there and report made. I Know some of her family members. I have had cars on the island for over 40 years never had this type of damage from a parking lot, only dents & dings.


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September 8, 2012 4:43 pm  

That attitude is not unique to the VI. There are shitty, rude drivers all over the world. One person hitting your car does not an entire population damn. And could you have used "person" instead of "crucian" or "local"--is place of origin relevant to the post or are you trying to make another point, too? :-X


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applepie
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September 8, 2012 4:58 pm  

Fact is a crucian damaged my van not a tourist or continental. I didn't post her name, should have. Oh it's relevant to me.


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September 8, 2012 5:03 pm  

ditto what stxem said!


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sheiba
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September 8, 2012 5:33 pm  

You say " local"as if others are not capable of this behavior.people from all walks of life are capable.which is really the shame. Sounds a bit discriminatory.as if a tourist or continentals don't commit crimes.hmmmm.


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applepie
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September 8, 2012 5:39 pm  

a tourist or continental didn't damage my van no discrimination just a fact who did.


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September 8, 2012 5:48 pm  

It sounds to me like karma was 39 years coming for you. No sympathy what so ever.


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September 8, 2012 5:56 pm  

It's funny when you identify somebody breaking the law doing damage to others and try to get away with it you become the bad guy.
Well so be it. Karma LMAO!


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September 8, 2012 6:24 pm  

I think it is just an "island attitude" here speaking. I had my purse stolen off my arm in broad daylight on Queen Cross street by a little kid (local he was; yes, I said it). I was in the bank the next week and the young "local" lady in customer service called me over to tell me that they had my ATM card that the bank gobbled back up when they couldn't get the right code. Well, I, stupidly, said, wow, now you have the person on tape that stole my purse. She just looked at me and said, " Just because that person was trying to use your ATM card doesn't mean that was the person who stole your purse." DUH!!! Well, I took the tape to the police station and for whatever reason...maybe that person on the tape was the next door neighbor's uncle's cousin's son...they never did anything about it. IT'S AN ISLAND FOR GOODNESS SAKE. And, they were caught on tape. Getting justice here is laughable at best!!!!

Sorry that this happened to your new vehicle. It ain't right!!!! Best of luck with your insurance company.


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September 8, 2012 6:45 pm  

Someone hit my car in a parking lot & didn't leave a note or anything, which I didn't find unusual. I didn't even bother with a police report or insurance claim because I have so many dings, scratches, and paint scraped off due to other car doors banging it.

I should've taked my St. Thomian friend's advice and park diagonally in parking lots. I see many cars doing it.

If and when I do get my car fixed, I will be parking more strategically.


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September 9, 2012 11:42 am  

I to think it was tacky to say it was a Crusian. Anyone could do this. Sorry about what happened to your new van.
Parking diagonally can get your car scratched up more than door dings.


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September 9, 2012 12:23 pm  

As a Crucian, maybe I should start posts with Continental is rude, or White guy curses around my kids... rude, uneducated, unresponsible people exist everywhere. We should not blanket statement a whole population for one or two people - heck even for 500 of them. THAT is injustice.

Sorry about your van, hope you find some help from your insurance company and maybe you can get a Continental to fix it.

OH btw, I have had more runs in with my vehicle with statesiders than crucians.


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September 9, 2012 1:01 pm  

Funnily enough, by suggesting that rudeness, insensitivity and injustice are somehow linked to ethnicity, the original poster proved that rudeness, insensitivity and injustice have absolutely nothing to do with ethnicity.

OH btw, I have had more runs in with my vehicle with statesiders than crucians.

Word.


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September 9, 2012 1:36 pm  

Seriously, I do not know how half the people that drive on the roads, get their licenses!
One would think, you'd be fairly safe in a parking lot but you are not.
It's just as dangerous as being on the road with all these idiots out there.
I don't care if they are black white, blue or purple, born here, from there or Pluto, they all drive and act like maniacs with no care or consideration for others on the road.

I have been run off the road on the Scott Free road by a driver speeding down that narrow road.
I pulled as far over as possible (as fast as possible) and just got scraped all the way down the passenger side of the pick up.
It didn't luckily leave a dent, just his navy paint, streaked all down the passenger side of the truck.
Do you think that moron stopped? Not a chance. That's just one incident. I can recall many others that I have managed, with the grace of God, to have both my truck and myself, survive.

Every day driving is a challenge and a heart pounding, near miss (or 2), it seems.
One must drive and now, park defensively, as the majority of people on the road, including taxi drivers don't have
any sense, obey any laws nor have any decency when it comes to their being "King and Queens of the road", (in their minds, only) and will happily damage your car and you, in it, and continue to drive, merrily, on their way without batting an eye.

So Av8tor - beware when you bring your luxury car to the islands.
It's not only the bad roads and potholes you'll have to contend with but all the idiot drivers on the roads and in the parking lots, as well!

Good luck to us all!


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September 9, 2012 2:28 pm  

Parking diagonally can get your car scratched up more than door dings.

Why you say that? Do you mean someone is going to vandalize my car by scratching it? I would be considerate enough to park far away from the stores in large parking lots and not small parking lots where parking is limited.

I agree with Alana's post about the driver's on Stt, but then again you have considerate driver's that let you out of intersections and let you go first at red lights, etc. And I always give them a thank you. I do let others through also. If they say thank you, I like that. If they don't, it's on them, but at least I know did something nice. Karma.

If someone hit my car as I was driving, I would turn around and chase them down!

Just the other day as I was turning into the Kmart parking lot the driver was on exiting the lot on the wrong side. I went arond her, but we all were befuttled in the parking lot. I had to go on the right side because the traffic was backed up and she didn't have no where to go except back up, but she didn't realize she was on the wrong side of the road in the lot.


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applepie
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September 9, 2012 4:33 pm  

For all of you West Indian Crucians (Crucians are born here regardless of race). So when someone refers to the status as a crucian don't attempt to make it a race issue as some of this thread have, This Crucian damaged my Van and attempted to leave the lot. I referenced sarcastically integrity.


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Ronnie
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September 9, 2012 5:11 pm  

As a St Thomian, I would say the Crucian's will take offence to your statement if the person was from one of the other Caribbean islands. That's basically the gist of the disapproval.


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applepie
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September 9, 2012 5:33 pm  

Read my second post to answer a question. I stated I knew some of her family members, no mistake about which Caribbean island she was from. The gist is the assumption that I'm not a crucian and that I must be a good old boy from the mainland (Continental). If a Continental had done the same thing I would have stated it as well. Some posters have a very large chip on their shoulder and that's too bad. Crucian is one person ( never said Crucians).


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Ronnie
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September 9, 2012 5:49 pm  

I did read where you said you know their family members. Still does not make them Crucians. Sorry. Even if they moved here 50 years ago some are still considered down island people. Just the way it is. That's all. Not saying it's right or wrong.

And BTW. You will be a Continental forever, and your kids, although born there, Continentals. Figure it out and maybe a book is in the making!! lol


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applepie
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September 9, 2012 6:37 pm  

Do not make the assumption that other posters on this thread have. Down Islanders would be considered non crucians in your scenario. That would leave about two thirds of the island population non crucian. Who recorded and counted the family names since 1917? Your yard stick said 50 years or would it be 95 years. It's not important for me to be called anything other than an American. My family tree and blood goes back more than 150 Years on ST Croix.


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Av8tor
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September 9, 2012 7:04 pm  

Alana,
Duly noted.....sounds like a hard knocks life, indeed.....


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September 9, 2012 7:06 pm  

I did read where you said you know their family members. Still does not make them Crucians. Sorry. Even if they moved here 50 years ago some are still considered down island people. Just the way it is. That's all. Not saying it's right or wrong.

And BTW. You will be a Continental forever, and your kids, although born there, Continentals. Figure it out and maybe a book is in the making!! lol

Hold it a second, on the Facebook page "Eveything and Anything Virgin Islands", many posters who were born in the USVI, but their parents or grandparents, etc. are down islanders consider themselves St. Thomian, Crucian, St. Johnian (sp). And they are proud of their US Virgin Islands accent, not their parents or grandparents, etc. from down island.

What if a child is mixed with a white or black statesider and a Frenchie? Or a St. Thomian/Crucian and Dominicano or a Puerto Rican?
Or a St. Thomian/Crucian and a Frenchie? Or Dutch, Frenchie, white or black St. Thomian/Crucian?
What if a child is mixed with a Us Virgin Islander and another race or ethnicity in general?

There are too many mixtures to come up

What is the child above considered in those scenarios? All born in the USVI.

There are so many mixtures of people on the islands that were born here, not where there parents or grandparents, etc. were born.


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