All kinds of people share the road with us, yesterday we had one really self-important yo-yo come in. He had scheduled his BMW M3 for an alignment after doing some suspension work. The service writer checks him in and then she says
“OK, I just need to grab your keys.”
“No you don’t.”
“Uhh, you car doesn’t need keys?”
“No one drives my car. Not even the mechanic. I’ll drive it on the rack myself. That’s how Joe does it.”
“Well Joe hasn’t worked here in 6 years. Bob will be doing your alignment today and I’ll ask him if he’s willing to align your car without driving it before and after. Anyway, I need the keys to get the mileage for the repair order.”
Service writer goes to put a floor mat and seat cover in the car, and starts the car to get the mileage and take a pic of any warning lights that are on. We do this for every car that comes in. BMW guy comes running over.
“I told you no one drives my car, no one starts my car!!”
Service writer stops what she’s doing, removes the floor mat and seat cover, and hands him his keys. She says “Thank you” and walks back in to the office while he burns rubber out the driveway.