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Found out who has been scratching my car

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Ripeberry Wed 15-Jul-09 18:51:54

Its a little 14 month old! At the school car park, some of the parents have a chat everyday and sometimes i get blocked in, until someone moves.
Lately i've been noticing lots of long scratches by the door lock, not right through the paint, but scratches (my car is metallic dark blue).
Find out that one of the mums lets her little boy have her big bunch of keys and he goes around trying everyone's car doors.
She was even saying to me "Awww, look he loves that blue car, he's always trying that one".
AIBU, to think, the mum is a tw*t?

diedandgonetodevon Wed 15-Jul-09 18:54:10

shock YANBU. I'd be fuming if that was my car and probably have a few harsh words for the mother.

CarGirl Wed 15-Jul-09 18:54:45

I'd be angry, can only suggest you politely say "yes it's very sweet but he's caused £000's of damage to my car"

It may be better to find somewhere else to park though.

Thunderduck Wed 15-Jul-09 18:54:51

shock YANBU.She sounds like a loon. I'd be presenting her with a bill.

wolfnipplechips Wed 15-Jul-09 18:59:17

YANBU but i can only presume she doesn't know he is damaging it or she would not let him do it. If you mention it she should offer to fix it, i hardly think it warrants being called a twat.

bran Wed 15-Jul-09 19:04:38

In a typically MN judgey sort of way my first thought was "She lets a toddler wander around a carpark?" shock

spicemonster Wed 15-Jul-09 19:05:02

You don't think it's twattish to allow a small child to use sharp objects on a car's paintwork wolfnips? shock

It's not very bright

Tamarto Wed 15-Jul-09 19:06:13

Only a twat wouldn't realise that keys scratch cars and children are not the most careful creatures by nature.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Wed 15-Jul-09 19:07:27

That's exactly why I DON'T let DS play unlocking my car (which he would love to do).

Show her the scratches and see what she says...

wolfnipplechips Wed 15-Jul-09 19:13:35

I don't think its twattish just perhaps misguided grin. I would think she was twat if you showed her the damage and she refused to pay but not for not realising he is scratching the paintwork, maybe she doesn't realise he's as rough as he is ifyswim. I doubt she would let him do it if she knew.

sweetfall Wed 15-Jul-09 19:16:31


and mention to the mother that he's damaging your paintwork and can she please stop him

mention first then t-cut cos you'll need the evidence to prove you're not just a miserable twunt

KIMItheThreadSlayer Wed 15-Jul-09 19:16:45

I would tell the mother to stop him or she will be paying for a respray.

Stupid woman letting her child wonder around where cars are moving.

Rindercella Wed 15-Jul-09 19:23:26

What Kimi said.

TheCrackFox Wed 15-Jul-09 19:38:55

Again what Kimi said.

Apart from he is damaging cars it is so stupid to encourage him to play near cars.

The mother sounds like an idiot.

bruffin Wed 15-Jul-09 19:58:48

YOu will have a claim under her building insurance liability cover (if she owns her house)

My DD fell off her bike and accidently scratched a car, which cost about £600 to repair. We claimed under the building insurance who dealt with the other peoples motor insurance company and it was all sorted out with no problems. We didn't even have to pay an excess

Ripeberry Thu 16-Jul-09 11:32:33

I just park further up now. Maybe tw*t was a bit harsh, but the little child wanders up the road sometimes and at twice i've had to usher him back down to his mum.
Problem is, the familly is not very approachable, the grandma, grandad auntie and uncle come up everyday just for one reception aged child.
Plenty of time of their hands.

Ripeberry Thu 16-Jul-09 11:34:00

Doh! can't type today, meant to say "at least twice" and "Plenty of time on their hands"

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