What a Relief

He felt as much as heard the car scrape against the concrete post as he tried to back the car into a tight parking spot. Now what? Had anyone seen him? Should he just drive off and pretend nothing was wrong? Get out and check the damage? Like, how would that fix the scratch? It’s not like he was driving very fast, and so what if the car is scratched? Matches the rest of the car any way. And besides, now the car is even less likely to be targeted for theft, right? What car thief or teenager scrounging for a quick ride or loose change was going to break into an old beater? It’s better this way. It’s a good thing. What a relief.