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236. The Rental Car (1)
What is this for, Ryan wondered as he
at the bill from Enterprise car rental company.
and Amelia had traveled to Tucson over a
ago. He had wanted to take his car,
she said she didn’t trust his car.
piece of junk,” she said. “Besides, it’s February.
happens if the heater stops working?” So, even
he trusted his car, he rented a mid-sized
. As usual, Enterprise had the best rental rates.
agent asked if he wanted to buy the
damage waiver for $15 a day. The waiver
cover any damage to the Buick from accidents,
, or theft. Ryan declined; it was only a
to Sunday trip. He figured that, if anything
, his own auto insurance would cover the rental
“You should pay the extra $45,” Amelia said.
told her that the extra money was just
corporate rip-off, like the extended insurance that Best
offers customers on new computers. Only one percent
the time is the insurance ever needed; the
of the time, the company makes a fortune
customers' fear. Ryan figured he would take his
. He had used rental cars many times without