I Want My Truck Back!
The Best of Times|June 2021
Laws of the Land
Lee Aronson

Sanford’s truck wouldn’t start. So he had his son help push it onto their trailer and they drove it to a mechanic. The mechanic took a quick look and said it would cost around $1,000 for him to fix the truck. Sanford and his son left the truck and the trailer with the mechanic and a couple of weeks later, the mechanic gave Sanford a call.

“Your truck’s ready. You owe me $5,800.”

At which point Sanford almost had a heart attack. He didn’t have that kind of money. The mechanic wouldn’t let Sanford have the truck back until he paid in full and he said he was also going to keep the trailer Sanford had left with the truck until the bill was paid in full. And if Sanford didn’t pay up within the next 10 days, the mechanic was going to start charging him a storage fee of $50 per day.

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