Well, just for fun, I had a new idea for that, which related the emotional impact much better - and it seems I touched a nerve, and a fair few people agreed on Twitter ...
This reply though encouraged me to play out the idea a little more ...
Sounds like a challenge!
Severity 1 – OMFG
Well, that’s not good. At all. Plus my insurance details are in the glovebox.
Severity 2 – WTF
Most of its there, but it won’t go.
Severity 3 – Uh?
We can kind of drive this, but it’s not as I’d expect
Severity 4 – Meh
Well, that’s annoying. Would love it to be repaired, but won’t stop me driving.