Had a weekend of no shows....Friday to Sunday had 4 off.....I don't open Sunday as a rule but was at the site working on one of my bikes.
And as usual when it's quiet the interesting types come out.
Had a guy drive 5 (yes five!) hours after multiple emails and txts & extra photos, to see an oldie but very goodie p/x Focus at a grand, very level, straight & super honest car, 2 local owners, 13 stamps, Pepper Red, recent boots, cambelt 3 years ago with bill, 5/18 ticket & with working a/c, yes really on a Focus.
Was all over it, loved it but had another to see!
I asked what he didn't like about the gem, thinking maybe I'd missed something obvious, Fred West in the logbook or something....I had indeed, so thrash my but with a bastard file.
....the inner door pull handles were tatty on both front doors, been scratched by rings I was thus informed, a sure sign of a careless owner (whom serviced the car?)....after I stopped laughing (very unprofessional) I agreed with him and said I completely understood where he was coming from and appologised for wasting erm, err, his time.
.....that's a new one on me, a door pull handle anorak....forget the rest of the lovely little car at a bag, "I demand 'as new' handles".
Doesn't matter how long you have done this job....