I've been lurking around here and have finally gained the courage to make my first "revealing" post. I suffer from social anxiety and panic attacks and today...I panicked. I was driving around looking for a parking spot, angry at my university for shutting down a parking lot and thus increasing the competition for parking spaces elsewhere. I saw a person pulling out of their parking spot and I quickly pulled up close to them so that I could get their spot. Unfortunately, someone else had the same idea. I panicked and immediately after the person pulled out of the space, I move my car at the weirdest angle just to get my car in front of the other person so that they knew, I was here, and this was MY SPOT! The car that pulled out had to maneuver a bit around me but I didn't care at that point, I finally got a spot. The tricky part was fully getting my SUV in this small parking space. I twisted my wheel, moved out and in and I nearly got it until...The back left of my car grazed the car to my left. I heard a slight sound and the already loud thumping in my chest grew louder and stronger. I had to get out of there. I quickly looked at the car and saw a small dent. I felt guilty and successfully managed to pull my car out of the space and drive away. No one was there, no one saw, but every time I close my eyes I see that small dent, probably the size of my thumb in that car next to me.
Will that person recognize the spot? Was this some sort of karma? I can't get this out of my head. When I got home, I started looking up hit and run stories and discovered that it is a misdemeanor crime. Was this a hit and run, although there was little damage? What if someone DID see me and wrote down my license plate? What if the driver reports me and orders that I pay to fix the dent in their car? I can't help but feel like I have royally screwed up and I cannot do anything about it now to fix this.
Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom for me? Thanks for listening.