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Back in blog 84 I wrote about a meeting with Tony Johnston and Anna Melton from Auto Windscreens – Auto Windscreens takes small businesses seriously.

Away from the more serious side, Anna Melton was regaling me with some of the excuses drivers had explained to Auto Windscreens for their cracked windscreens.

Anna has now emailed with the company’s top five reasons customers have attributed to broken glass. Or lack of it in one case! Promises, I have changed nothing…

Barrier cream: A lady smeared her windscreen in barrier cream following her son’s tongue-in-cheek advice that it would help the faulty car park barrier at her place of work go up more easily. Unsurprisingly it didn’t.

Underwear: A customer reported that her windscreen wipers had jammed. On inspection it was found that a pair of knickers, which she had used to clear her windscreen that morning, were tangled in the wipers.

Confectionery: While driving, a customer sneezed with such force that a mint he was sucking shot out of his mouth and cracked his windscreen.

No damage: A customer reported that the passenger window on his new car had been broken. Only for the technician to point out that he had in fact put his electric window down by mistake.

Stiletto heels: The heels of stiletto shoes account for a number of damaged windscreens – particularly to the inside of the vehicle!

Some unusual reasons for cracked windscreens

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