I showed a property, today, to a young couple.
As we left the last house, on our way home. My client called me to tell me that someone had left them the dreaded note on their windshield. It said "Alan, I'm sorry I bumped your car" and it was signed by a Realtor who I knew.
I stopped the car, and looked around... and I could see any damage. Since the note had been on the client's car... I thought that maybe she might have mistaken their care for mine... so I told them to check their car. They stopped and checked, but didn't see any damage there either.
I knew the agent, so I gave her a call... she was very apologetic... she told me she was backing up, and bumped into my car and bent my license plate... and the screws from my plates, broke the paint of her car. I stopped the car again... checked the front... no bent plate.
Called my clients... yes, their license plate was bent... but it had been bent before today. So while it was their car she'd hit... she hadn't done any damage. At least not to their car.
So I called and slowly, (very slowly) let her off the hook.