Much like new parents can breathe easy once the new baby has had its first fall and scraped a shin or banged a knee, I'm guessing new car owners are a less harried lot once their shiny new car gets itself a shiny new scratch! =)
My Getz now has herself two little dimples on her flank, just over the left rear tyre, thanks to some overzealous reversing - both on my part as well as another driver's. It'd been a walking-on-bubble-wrap couple of weeks before that, as I tried to avoid the inevitable. But now that the damage has been done, I'm feeling a helluva lot lighter.
In the words of a certain green-skinned, large-grinned, yellow-suited gentleman: "Ssssssssssomebaady stop me!"
PS: The car's fine. I got the scratches touched up at the body shop the next day. But for the more do-it-yourself kind of folks among y'all, here's something.