As expected, the hoop d'ville was fixed today. I had my I'm-just-a-broke-single-parent-trying-to-make-it story ready so I could plead my case, but, for once, I didn't need to use it. She didn't charge me any labor!!! The total bill came out to 63 Euro (about $79), so I didn't have to dip into P's college fund. Should I mention that it took him 7 minutes?? Ok, I will. IT TOOK HIM 7 MINUTES.
Now that it is fixed, P can stop telling random people in public that I broke HER car (she claimed the new one, and 'gave' me the old one), which made total strangers give me the evil eye.
Since I saved all that dinero, maybe I'll buy P yet another DVD to add to her collection (like she needs it).