As a follow-up to Moxie’s post two months ago concerning valets, I wanted to mention that two friends of mine, Jon and Will, valeted their cars at C&O Trattoria in Marina del Rey two weeks ago, and after they got their cars back, noticed that they were missing some items: a ski cap/beanie and $2.00 in change were stolen from Jon’s car and a digital camera(!) was stolen from Will’s.
Jon went back to complain and and was given the usual, “We’re not responsible for stolen items” legal bullshit. Which pretty much gives *any* valet free reign to steal things in the first place, does it not? Anyways, I think I’m even more upset that this happened to my friends than they are!
My revenge would be seeing any one of the local television stations produce a sensationalist news segment devoted to corrupt valets. Hell, organize a rogue sting operation to catch them in the act, hidden cameras in the valeted car and all! That would be fantastic! :)