Life is full of choices. If you have the choice, I do recommend that you not get too close to a fire prevention cabinet in the company parking garage and scratch the rear of your car:
It looks so small, doesn't it? The rear scratch in the plastic panel is apparently easy to fix; just a bit of paint. The front one is in a metal panel and is dented as well as scratched. That got expensive.
Now, you might feel the urge to try this, just to find out what it's like. I can assure you that you're not missing out on anything. They need to remove the rear panels (and light fixtures), beat out the dent and repaint the area. Meanwhile I'm driving a rental car to work.
Insurance covers the rental car but our deductible is too high to cover the repair. Why is it so high? Because we didn't plan to break the car, that's why.
This is a partial list of things we could have spent the money on instead:
- Almost a month of gasoline
- Weekend for two at a resort hotel
- A top of the line Steam Deck
- About half a million toothpicks
All of which would have been more fun or more useful than putting a scratch on the car.
So, don't scratch your car. Get the toothpicks instead.