Originally Posted by Archer9
BTW...what kind of moron carries a pen in their back pocket!!?
You would be surprised. I can see how this could easily happen, as the parking guys in NYC are extremely busy in the morning. They are frequently writing up tickets (with pens) and trying to park as many cars as they possibly can. All it takes is some parking attendant who is careless.
I used to park my vehicle in a parking garage and some of the carelessness I saw drove me crazy. Door dings, them bumping cars, not knowing how to shift manuals, scratching cars, etc. For 2 years I watched this and used to see people complaining about these things. My biggest piece of advice is to check your car before you leave a parking garage every single time to ensure that there is no damage, and if there is tell a manager immediately because when you drive off the garage cannot be held responsible for any damage. So to go back now and say to the parking garage you pen-marked my saddle seats... they will only deny it and say it could have happened after you drove off.
I say this to everyone, if you want to keep your car nice do NOT valet park in a garage, at least not on a consistent basis. Either park in a self park garage or get a "floor space" parking space where you can park your own car in a valet parking garage. Though, I think this rule applies to valet parking anywhere, whether it be at the office, the mall or the restaurants. The sad thing is that big tips do not always prevent them from not giving a damn about your car. I've witnessed people give $20 to keep cars close by and the parking garage buries it with all the other cars.