I was in one of Melbournes more affluent inner city suburbs today and had just pulled up in an angled parking spot next to a yellow Saab Convertible. While I was gathering things to take with me the owner of said Saab walked past the passenger side of my car and knocked the mirror with her (large) bag - hard enough to fold it against the side of the car.
Naturally enough I went round to straighten the mirror to find a largeish scratch on it. I pointed this out to the woman and told her she should be more careful in future - her reply left me absolutely astounded ...
... before I get to the reply, let me say (for the benefit of those who haven't seen it) that my car is usually in a more than "tidy" condition. It gets well looked after, regularly detailed, has an annual trip to the body shop for a tidy up and is a couple of months short of three years old.
The reply was ..... (indignant 40+ Melbourne soicialite voice)
"Well excuse me but it's only an old Ford"
I'm absolutely sure that people like this are put on earth for a reason ... I am just not sure what it might be!!
It just goes to show, some people have no idea mate
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You should obtain her details and get a solicitor to write her a letter demanding you be compensated for the damage caused. Quantum documents should of course be attached with this letter.
Threaten her with legal action, that should make her day.
oooohhh! nasty. i think my first reaction would have been to show her a close up of my old ford tyres as they are rotating their old ford way to her stuck up head.
however, the best way is to play the bitch the way she knows best...legal action. not just for the damage, but for the cost of a hire car whilst yours was being fixed and especially the 'old ford' comment, hurt you a lot...you havent been right since she put you in your impoverished place...maybe 1mill would help to ease your suffering...
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.
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Unfortunately (sometimes) I come from a generation that was raised to be polite - even in the face of crass stupidity. I simply pointed out that she would probably take a different view if the surgeon made a mess of her NEXT (emphasised) face lift - after all it is only an old face.
... and walked away!! I could hear the spluttering while searching for a suitable retort as I was leaving.
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