Whew. Had a bit of a scare yesterday when I received a notice from the car rental company asking how I planned to take care of the damaged rental vehicle. I sure am glad I took pictures and video of the rental car showing the non-existent damage to the vehicle, a little Kia Rio. It turns out since the other party (she a government worker, he a minister) called the rental car company to report the incident, the wheels were set into motion for this. For a second there, I thought I was going to be on the hook for more than the $700 I already paid to the other party. Yeah, they wouldn't go for the "mobile repair" service I had found who gave me a $350 estimate based on the picture of the damage to their bumper. Here, I can blur the license now so you can see how freaking minor it was. Can you even see the scratch? It's that little dot in the middle.
No, see, they insisted on having the dealer (I know) fix it and insisted on having a three day rental car to boot. The reason why they wouldn't hear of the mobile service is because they didn't want it worked on at their workplace and the rules of their gated mansion filled community (I know) prohibited such things. I whined how it was two weeks salary for me but they wouldn't budge. Actually, I liked their excuse because it made sense. I just didn't like having to pay an extra three fifty because of it.