I miss my car *sigh*
F Sinister Skate Shop and their sponsored skaters, DO NOT BUY FROM THEM!! REBLOG THIS IF YOU THINK THIS IS BS SO WE CAN SPREAD THE WORD
Here’s a recount of the days event, copied from my buddy’s site doubledgarage.com
Enough nostalgia and to some unfortunate news. A month ago or so, a few of us from Double D Garage were at Five Axis for ENCORE – An Automotive Charity Shindig. It was a charity event to raise funds and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Anyways, approximately thirty feet away from the booth, some guys from Sinister Skate Shop were doing their thing on some ramps. One of the guys (Douglas Desautels) was attempting some skating trick. Unfortunately, he lost control of the skateboard. The skateboard flew towards Theresa’s car. As Douglas ran and dove towards Theresa’s car, he slammed into her door and left a sizeable dent and scuff.
Douglas just laid on the ground in shock over what happened. Needless to say, Theresa was absolutely livid. Douglas’s friend, Yoshi Nurijumi, ran over to immediately disclaim any responsibility (specifically, monetary compensation) over what had just happened. The following are some choice quotes from Yoshi that escalated the situation.
Yoshi: “It was just an accident. It happens all the time!”
Yoshi: “It’s not a big deal.”
Me: “You need to pay to repaint the door. Or at the very least, pay for the paintless-dent-removal.”
Yoshi: “How many times do I need to say this? We’re not responsible for an accident. There’s no contract to say we’re liable.”
Me: “I don’t see why this is so difficult to understand. You know, you break, you buy.”
Me: “So if you were to skate into the building window over there, you’re not responsible for it?”
Yoshi: “That’s different. It’s a business.”
Me: “So if I broke your skateboard, I wouldn’t be responsible?”
Yoshi: “Well, if you did it accidentally, it’s just an accident. If you did it intentionally, we would have a problem.”
Yes, accidents happened; it’s the way Yoshi handled the situation that was fucking appalling. After 30 minutes, we were able to arrange for Theresa and Douglas to exchange information. Seriously, he just wanted to hit and run. Unfortunately to this day, Dogulas still hasn’t taken responsibility. When Theresa calls Douglas’s home line, even his parents won’t help facilitate any resolution. Understandably, your parents are going to always cover your ass. However, I expected his parents to pay for the damage and yell at their dumbass kid later. I know my parents would do that. It’s pretty clear that the kid learned his irresponsibility from some his ethically challenged parents.
At this point, it’s not even about restitution rather the principle behind it. I’m pretty sure Theresa wouldn’t be so zealous in seeking restitution if 1.) Yoshi wasn’t such a fucking douchebag 2.) and Douglas made some effort to pay for the damages (opposed to “sorry, I don’t have money, cya!”).
Hopefully, between insurance and the courts, Theresa will find a fair resolution. While it’s a pain in the ass to file the claim through insurance and/or small claims court, I can’t see Theresa losing this case because it’s just open and shut.
It has been about 3 months now with numerous attempts to resolve this issue, I’ve had no return calls. The owner of the company contacted Double D Garage and said he’ll see what he can do, well that was 3 weeks ago. I have to pay $75 out of my own pocket to fix a dent caused by the idiot skater. GG Sinister Skate and a big F U!
REBLOG THIS IF YOU THINK THIS IS BS SO WE CAN SPREAD THE WORD
My Super Street Article on pages 34-37 in the August 2011 issue. For those who haven’t seen it on newsstand.