Did anyone ruin something they were supposed to fix?

Asked by Josh Board

May 13, 2009

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Canece Curry

From Fallbrook (Human Resources)

The roof of my Porsche. I was at a friends house and I told somebody it was messed up. They were trying to do me a favor while I was inside. When I walked out, the entire thing was dismantled. I was a little upset and told him to put it back together. When I was on the 125 freeway, between the 8 and the 52, the roof flew off. I’m still without a roof on it.

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Valerie Locke

From Hillcrest (Clerk)

My manager has. There was a key that kept sticking in my car door. I didn’t want to have these major repairs on it and have the door taken apart. My boss said he could fix the problem. He put this stuff, I think it was graphite, all over the door. He ended up taking the door apart and the key still got stuck. And even after multiple car washes, I couldn’t get that stuff off the door. I ended up calling a locksmith to fix it.

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Marc Rosenberg

From University Heights (Business Owner)

I had a probate lawyer when my mother died. At the time I had cirrhosis and hepatitis. I needed a liver transplant and he thought I was going to die. I thought I signed the papers, but three years had passed and they weren’t turned in. And he had me sign something that gave him power of attorney. He wanted my house and my bar. I had to hire another lawyer to fix that problem, and I ended up reporting him.

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Jonny Donhowe

From San Diego (Bartender)

This guy over here had knee surgery that made his leg worse. I don’t think he wants to be in the paper. I’m guessing there are also lots of people that have tattoo cover-ups that were worse. With me, I had problems with a boat. The engine quit working and it started sinking. I had friends that knew a lot about boats that were tinkering with it and they just made the problems it had a lot worse.

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Scott Wilson

From Fashion Valley (Disabled Veteran)

I had a problem with debt consolidation. I ended up then trying to do it myself. I was having problems with the Chase Bank, trying to pay down $4,700 on my card. I wanted them to lower the interest rate from over 25 percent to a reasonable 9 percent, like every other card. They refused to lower it, which leaves me the option of bankruptcy or paying debt until I go to the grave. And I’m 60 now. I had never been late with a payment either.

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Danielle Davis

From Rancho Bernardo (Student)

I had a few videos from my childhood. My dad had made videos of my brothers in little league baseball and a few of my dance recitals. But the video from my sweet 16 birthday party had gotten messed up. When I’d play it in the VCR, back when VCRs were more common than DVD players, it would make weird sounds and stop for no reason. I had a friend that considered himself great with anything electronical. He took the tape apart and ended up ruining it. Needless to say, we aren’t friends any more.


magicsfive May 15, 2009 @ 3:53 p.m.

LOL omg tiki i was thinking the very same thing...you beat me to it :)


Josh Board May 16, 2009 @ 5:07 p.m.

Hey...that's a good point. Let's hear the relationship stories.

(on a side note: the guy in this video reminds me of Eminem. Anyone else see that? Especially since he was on Jimmy Kimmel the other night, and his hair wasn't blonde. It was dark brown)


Joe Poutous May 19, 2009 @ 7:07 a.m.

No Josh, the ruination is a work in progress. I'm not sure how it will end... and I really don't want to think about it.


magicsfive May 21, 2009 @ 4:11 p.m.

from melissa:

"I put over $10,000 into it, to make my drag racer street legal. He doesn’t know about any of that."

um, i think he knows now :)


Josh Board May 21, 2009 @ 8:03 p.m.

Oh, I actually asked her that. I've had a handful of people in the past that called or wrote letters, angry about something THEY said that I wrote about. So I said, "Uh...you realize he may see this." She laughed and said "Yeah, I know. Who cares."


ovod May 25, 2009 @ 1:40 p.m.

Rob Huber loves old horror movies and I love computer games. I can sit all night, shooting at nazis in Call Of Duty, or to play in Oblivion. ...Oh, yes. Hi guys! ))


rickeysays May 27, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!!


SquishyCorona Sept. 1, 2009 @ 9:19 p.m.

I am one of the blondes interviewed...and thats my dog Chikis, who by the way Josh, I thought you would've known She is a she by her clothes and hair color ;)


PistolPete Sept. 1, 2009 @ 10:17 p.m.

I must ask the burning question-What exactly is a Squishy Corona?


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