I was a great event in Raleigh/Durham this week (Travelport Ignite), and I had a very strange experience with National Car Rental. I received an email saying that 9 hours after I had picked the car up at RDU, I had returned it in Boston. I was charged $80 for extra mileage. My first instinct was to fight them to get my money back and get it all straightened. But after a few beers, I realized that for $80 I now had a car that National didn’t realize was gone.
A few of us strategized on what we could do. Should I go “Superbad” and shoot guns at it and then burn it? Should I just drive myself home? What about taking the car to Mexico and selling it on the black market? There’s no question we had way too much fun with this, and in the end, National cleared it up but not after some confusion on their end.
Have you ever had this happen to you? And what would you do if it did? (Tongue in cheek answers highly encouraged.)