A MECHANIC was genuinely going to charge a fair price to fix a car until its owner provoked him by saying something.
Steve Malley, of Malley’s Motor Repair, claims to have sensed customer Wayne Hayes’s unfair suspicion that he would rip him off and decided to get his retaliation in first.
Malley said: “That is out of order, judging me like that. I was going to replace those brake pads fair and square.
“But the moment – the very moment – he said ‘I -,’ I knew he was going to carry on to say ‘- shall be checking the invoice carefully,’ like a stuck-up distrustful twat. That he continued ‘- think that’s fine,’ is irrelevant.
“Well I wasn’t letting him down. I gave him two broken coil springs and a new tyre for that. £280, plus £40 for ‘misc. tightening’.
“Nobody falsely assumes I’m going to overcharge them. Especially not BMW drivers, for whom that assumption is true.”
Hayes said: “I knew that prick would do something like this.”