One day, inevitably, you may knock your rear view mirror off it's holder. Well this is what happened to me, well, I say me... My friend did it whilst I was in the service station answering the call of nature. So I come out of the services with my friend approaching me with my mirror in his hand. With these mirrors they attach to the clip on a ball socket, which as we learned, Is a bast... Bugger to get back on.
So, with the clip still on the windscreen, my friend is now giving it his all trying to get the mirror back on. Something I found cringeworthy to watch. Then he told me to try, as he was getting frustrated and even more so because it was his fault. I line the socket together, add a very unsubstantial amount of pressure, and... CRACK. What's left behind is something I could only consider a nightmare.
He offered to pay for a new windscreen. But none of us had an idea how much a windscreen would cost, we though it could be anything up from £250 at least. And being a man, and slightly thick... my windscreen wasn't covered because I ofted out of the optional £17.50/month windscreen cover on the insurance.
Anyway, all isn't so bad because my new shiny windscreen is being fitted in just over an hour now. And all it's cost [s]me[/s] my friend is £115.