Post # 1
So FH took my car to the garage for some major repairs, and it’s been there about 3 days and the shop owner has been in constant contact with FH with updates and progress reports. I personally feel that the garage is a *little* on the sketchy side, but FH has been seeing them for years, developed a relationship with the owner, and he’s always treated well and given a significant discount.
The garage is closed on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, however the owner has promised to FH that he will however, deliver the car to us today, around noon, but call to verify with us first to make sure we are home.
Well, it’s almost 2 pm and we haven’t heard anything! Calling just gets us the answering machine. I don’t know what to do! What if he doesn’t show up at all?! What you bees do??
Post # 3
I would wait a day.
It could have been an emergency or something he had to take care of, you won’t know until you hear back from him.
If your fiance has done business for years with the garage, I wouldn’t worry too much.
Post # 4
It’s been 5 hours since the car should have been delivered. The owners cell phone is on and rings, but eventually goes to his voicemail. I’m extremely upset and frustrated, and I have things to do today!
What would you do in this situation?
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@sofialovesmikey: If you and your FH are truly concerned then leave a message that if you don’g get a call back by X time, you are considering the car stolen and will be calling the police to make a report.
The downside to this is that maybe the shop owner has a legitimate reason not to be calling you back; maybe he had an emergency or death in the family. If they’re normally closed on the weekend maybe the owner’s wife got pissed that he would go into the shop on the weekend? Who knows. I think you should calm down and wait to get upset until Monday.
Post # 6
I would relax. You got along without your car while it was in the shop. You can be without it for a while longer.
If your Fiance has a relationship with the shop owner, I doubt he would all of a sudden decide to keep your car, especially when it needs major repairs.
Give the guy the benefit of the doubt. He may have had a family tragedy. Or, he could be human like the rest of us, and forgot to charge his phone, or turn it back on if he had to turn it off for some reason.