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(4,455 posts)
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 06:17 PM Sep 2023

Today has been a nightmare.

What is one supposed to do when one's significant other cannot be bothered to read a rental agreement and all its minutia... like the part that says we have to have a credit card in order to rent a vehicle although they said they were happy to use our debit card when we made the reservation? (They meant in order to reserve the vehicle, not to pay for it. Go figure that one out. I have a headache from it.) Now, in order to go on our vacation, we will have to drive our own vehicle. Now, I am stressed beyond belief because of this. If that thing craps out on us, we are done. But, we lose all that we put into this trip if we don't go. We are not rich enough to be able to just change our plans. We are certainly not rich enough to lose what we have in this trip already. And, we are not rich enough to survive a complete vehicle death hundreds of miles from home.

We leave first thing in the morning. Gaia smile on us, because the rest of the pantheons don't want to...

(Oh yeah, I will be very restricted in my ability to check the DU while I am away. I only have my poor old tablet. Can't see my phone well enough to read the site.)

Today has been a nightmare. (Original Post) OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 OP
Bummer. Here are a few obvious thoughts PJMcK Sep 2023 #1
Thanks. I will do that. (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 #10
With our thoughts we create the world. WheelWalker Sep 2023 #2
+1 c-rational Sep 2023 #3
That statement is one of the most frightening things I have ever heard. OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 #11
Hang in there. multigraincracker Sep 2023 #4
I am going to try. OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 #12
I'll keep it simple.... bahboo Sep 2023 #5
Well, I don't blame him for this as they blatantly lied to him. OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 #13
To be honest, who reads the fine print? If a rental Gaugamela Sep 2023 #6
That is basically standard IbogaProject Sep 2023 #7
Yep. OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 #9
I agree. (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Sep 2023 #8


(21,249 posts)
1. Bummer. Here are a few obvious thoughts
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 06:40 PM
Sep 2023

Make sure all your car’s fluids are full and clean, i.e., oil, transmission, brakes and coolant/anti-freeze.

Keep your tires properly inflated.

For an emergency, have flares. Also have water and maybe some food. A first aid kit is also a good idea.

Have a great vacation! Stay positive and have fun.


(8,899 posts)
2. With our thoughts we create the world.
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 07:49 PM
Sep 2023

In the reality of many realities, how we see what we see affects the quality of our reality.

May Gaia bless you with strength and honor.


(4,455 posts)
11. That statement is one of the most frightening things I have ever heard.
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 06:31 AM
Sep 2023

If my thoughts are creating any reality here, then we are in trouble. But, I hope She will. I am going to need a lot of it this time around.


(31,678 posts)
4. Hang in there.
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 08:13 PM
Sep 2023

I use to keep track of my worries and it ended up with 87.3% of my worries were needless.
If this doesn’t help, I hope you get a chuckle.


(4,455 posts)
12. I am going to try.
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 06:36 AM
Sep 2023

This is for him, even though he probably is thinking that this trip is for me. But, he is the one that planned and organized and so on. He has been planning this for over 6 months. I know mother is thrilled. Not for my appearance... 'indifference' is the word I would offer... but she certainly loves her son in law. (We will be stopping by her newly purchased, 103 year old house house once we get settled on the Banks.)


(15,926 posts)
5. I'll keep it simple....
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 08:16 PM
Sep 2023

don't blame your SO....try to have a laugh about it. Do what the first poster suggested about making sure the car is in good shape. Enjoy the drive.....enjoy each other....life is too short.....


(4,455 posts)
13. Well, I don't blame him for this as they blatantly lied to him.
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 06:37 AM
Sep 2023

They said they would accept this card. The dude at the counter did not accept it. They lied.

(As usual, I would post my song, but it is already posted enough. 'They Lied'.)


(2,412 posts)
6. To be honest, who reads the fine print? If a rental
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 09:02 PM
Sep 2023

agency accepted the card for a reservation I would assume it would be good for the rental. In fact, I have rented a car in the past with a debit card. The fault is not with your significant other. The agency should have brought it up when they accepted the debit card.


(2,389 posts)
7. That is basically standard
Mon Sep 4, 2023, 10:24 PM
Sep 2023

They need a credit card in case of overages like late fees. You'd have to do some research in case one of them will work with a debit, I recall one saying ok if you posted a $500 extra deposit.


(4,455 posts)
9. Yep.
Tue Sep 5, 2023, 06:28 AM
Sep 2023

Humans cannot be trusted so they have to do this to insure that they don't get stiffed with damaged returns or overages.

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