Goofiest Thing You Ever Did To A Rental
FergyFlyer's comment on another thread prompted this.
So, what's your insane rental car story?
Mind's pretty mild. Was visiting relatives in Pittsburgh. After a dinner party, wound up having to back down this insanely hilly and curvy driveway with a wall made out of really sharp rocks right next it. There was a turnaround area at the top -- but it was loaded with cars. I screwed up and brushed the wall for a split second. No big deal, I think. COULDN'T have hurt it.
Get back to the hotel -- and there are these HUGE gouges in the bumper. Paint and primer all gone. White streaks everywhere. Couldn't believe it. And it's 11 on a Sunday night -- so nothing's open. On the way to the airport, I stop by an auto parts store. Hmm. Touch up paint? No way. Spray can of paint? Ummm, no. What's this? They've got this "color matching car wax." It's on sale for $4.99 -- and this shade is in the ballpark -- so let's give it a shot.
Didn't have a lot time before my flight. Took the crap and smeared it on with a sock in the auto parts store in the parking lot. Some guy walks up and says "rental, huh?" Filled the gash marks up level with the paint surface -- and, lo and behold, it kind of works. Geez, I hope it doesnt' rain on the way to the airport.
Got to the rental car check in. Fortunately, it's in the airport's parking garage on a cloudy day -- plus the lighting is kind of bad. The kid's walking around the car -- I'm just waiting to get nailed -- and, ta da, he issues a receipt.
Was cringing for the next couple of credit card bills -- but never heard anything.
Come on, folks. That's easy to top!