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    Default What I learned from the cops today

    If a very pushy guy with out-of-state plates tells you he will fix the dents in your car in 10 minutes for $200, it is legal if he has a permit.

    Evidently he didn't have one, because I soon found a cop, and, last I looked, there were two police cars in back of this guy's car.

    99% of panhandlers give up when I start talking my version of German. But not this guy. . .I was ready to threaten bodily harm, in very plain English.

    Bad economy, or what?
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    A few months ago, while stopped at a red light a truck next to me was waving for me to wind down the window. Ahem. I ever did so slightly enough to hear what he had to say, maybe saying, I had a low tire or something, but instead he wanted to fix the dent on the side of my car, up front. I never had that happen. He was saying, they, ( there was 2 of them) had a garage a few minutes away. Okaaaaay.

    I smiled and said, no thanks. Wind it back up.

    I don't know if they were legit or not. Just kind of weird. Is this a new fashion? Fixing dents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Fixing dents?
    Every parking lot has dented cars, and people leaving or returning to their dented cars. It's a gold mine. Where's my slidehammer?

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    lol. Too true. In my family on the one side, the one side I actually have something to do with there is only one occupation. Law Enforcement. I might give my one cousin I am closest to a call and ask this question.

    Years ago, we had a situation in a parking lot. This was not funny. It was a scam. My sons and I were getting out of the car. The van next to me, claimed my son in the back opened his door up and hit his van causing a dent. I was right there, I said," not so."

    He called the cops. lol. Fine. Call them. It was my cousin who came.

    Anyway, we didn't move the cars. He made him open my back door and it didn't fit the dent! Of course not!

    He was ranting and raving for me to pay him 500 right then and there. Until, he saw the door didn't line up. I called my insurance company, cause my cousin got his name etc, and I got his insurance company, and la de la, we both had the same one.

    Well, it turned out, he does this over and over. He was making a couple thousand a month.

    I had to laugh, honestly, cause when he said, he was calling the cops, I was just wondering which relative was coming.

    Oh, That guy, that dent of mine that man in the truck wanted me to get fixed, was from a deer hitting the car.
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    One thing I don't understand about cops in the US is their choice of unmarked cars.

    I mean, they're not really unmarked are they, because they only use US makes and only a few models of those?

    You have to be pretty stupid to miss an unmarked police car trailing you here.

    By contrast, in England the police use all sorts of makes of unmarked cars, including imports, and in lots of colors too, so it's much harder to tell and we're safer as a result.

    If I didn't know better, I'd say State and Federal Governments here are giving handouts to their domestic car manufacturers by using a buy-local policy.
    It all looks very socialist to me. Did the Russians win or have I missed something?

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    My wife called me at work one day to tell me that when she returned the car she rented they claimed that she damaged it. I told her to call our insurance company immediately and report their conduct. The car rental people changed their story within a few minutes.
    These people are parasites on society.

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