Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Outraged Granny

I'm growing into a rather nasty old person. Seriously. I react viciously to the dismissals of younger others. Particularly when it comes to business dealings of any kind.

Is there an inbuilt contempt for us elders?

I was treated (IMO) quite shabbily by a car dealership. One I had always respected in the past. I'd ordered a new car, it might be my last, not being melodramatic here, just realistic. There was a 3 month back order on it. I'd almost forgotten about it when they called me a week ago to tell me it was in. I dutifully shuffled my schedule around and tootled in. I live 100km from the dealership.

They inspect my now lease-expired car for damages. And find pin prick sized dots on the paintwork. 6 of them. Parking lot issues. The car is 15,000 km under lease max of 106,000 - I had to have a 3 month extension because of the backorder. They assessed me $1,000 for the 6 pin pricks.

First enragement.

To be continued.......


See Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

8 comments:

  1. they are being pinpricks themselves, Big ones!

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  2. I bought (probably my last)new car 2 years ago at age 80 :)

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  3. That sounds ridiculous! I hope you can get some justice.

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  4. That's really taking advantage of an older person.......
    Maggie x

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  5. Not that it's much of a consolation, WWW, but I don't think "age" comes into it when taking a customer to the cleaners. They will try it on - even if you are as young as my son when he hired a car a couple of years ago. Main thing is to keep your cool, nod, smile and disarm them by employing that most lethal weapon to demolish the inane: Namely, charm. Closely followed by calmly drilling holes into their airbag of reasoning. Remember: Keep smiling. Which, admittedly, takes some patience. Trust me, I have seen grown men confused enough to offer a rebate I never asked for.

    Hug,
    U

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  6. Await further information before finally commenting.

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  7. Are you on twitter? If so, post to twitter about the car dealership. Name names. It works wonders.

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    1. Brilliant idea, will do so when my series is finished.

      XO
      WWW

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