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Tuesday, August 22, 2006


If a 75-foot-high retaining wall suddenly collapsed without warning, crushing and burying your parked car for upwards of a year, and then, when the car is finally unearthed, you're told that you have to foot the cost of towing the ruined car - wouldn't you be seething mad? Yeah, I have a feeling I would too, if this happened to me.


Blogger have popcorn will lurk said...

I think I'd be bentching gomel, that's what I think...

3:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bentchung gomel even if u were not physically present when the wall collapsed?? Isn't gomel said if you were in actual danger and survived?? Is it me or do we sometimes seem to overuse gomel, just because it is avaliable.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Good grief. That's completely outrageous! I can't believe the city is asking people to pay for that.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not the city it's the insurers that will not tow.

5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it me or do we sometimes seem to overuse gomel, just because it is avaliable.

I agree with anonymous-it is one of my pet peeves. Personally-I have only benched gomel when I spent time in a hospital. Not for my trips to Israel.(It depends on what chazal meant mever lyam)

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That also always puzzled me, saying Gomel after a plane trip. Isn't it true that air travel is still the safest means of travel. Maybe we should say gomel after a NYC taxi ride??

Getting back to the topic, don't blame the city for this towing issue. The landowner (who allowed the condition to become so bad) and it's insurer are the bad guys here. I feel sorry for these car owners whose vehicles are buried for over a year and they cannot yet get paid because the insurer wants proof that the vehicle is buried. Shame on the Geco.

8:09 AM  

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