You know how little things will sometimes get under your skin?
I took my car in yesterday for a recall (air bag). I had an appointment so I could get a loaner car. Quite convenient because I WAS contemplating getting a new (new to me is more accurate) car in the next couple weeks.
I drove a brand new 3 series as a loaner (my BMW is a 3 series as well). Loved it.
They said it would take a few hours for the repair. I dropped off at 10 a.m.
I got a text saying my car was fixed and ready for pick-up at 5:45. But the dealership closed at 7, and last night was our wedding anniversary, so we had plans.
I texted back to ask if I could pick up in the morning and return the loaner then. No problem!
So at 8:30, I picked up my car. I was looking over the paperwork while I was waiting for them to pull my car up. I saw a few recommended repairs listed, most of which I knew about. And then I saw what might make me buy a car in the next 5 days -- there is apparently a nail in one of my tires. Ugh.
My car pulled around, I got in, and was sitting at the traffic light right outside the dealership. I decided, since I was sitting there, to see whether my change had been taken from the change holder. This has happened to me several times with valets, car washes, etc. I didn't think it would happen at the dealership, but I actually looked yesterday morning. There was room to maybe slip in one more quarter, a couple more dimes, and the nickels were full.
Quarters all gone -- dimes all gone except two -- nickels all full.
Man, I was pissed! In reality, they stole about $3 from me but that $hit just really pisses me off.
I decided to turn around and tell them. A manager came out and said he'll look into it and get back to me. He said reimbursement would be no problem, but he said he was very upset that it even happened. I told him reimbursement wasn't the issue, I was just angry that they'd stolen. I have no idea how they'd even figure it out. There are so many people who dealt with my car I'm sure. Pulling it into the garage, fixing it, pulling it out, washing it, pulling it up to me the next morning. I bet at least 7 people had hands in my car.
Honestly, if they'd said they were charging me $3 to wash my car, I gladly would have paid it.
And if they just said there was a $3 charge for the air bag recall service, I would have understood -- I'm sure they're paid by BMW (or Takata) directly for the recall service, but it still takes a lot of their resources.
Or $3 to have a loaner car. Totally worth it, especially since I was meeting friends to run this morning and my husband had a work car (which I can't drive unless it's truly an emergency).
It was just the stealing that pissed me off. I hope whoever took the money really needed it. Fncker. I hope if they didn't really need the money that karma kicks them in the @ss.