Submitted by lolachampcar on Tue, 2013-05-21 07:44
I made the mistake of posting on someone else's thread regarding this issue and did not feel comfortable continuing to post there.
With respect to valets, there are a lot of people that feel they should not all be thrown under the bus and condemned as malcontents practicing for Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I agree with this sentiment but somehow my agreement got lost in my other post.
Now for the controversial element of my post and I am more than happy to debate this point provided that NO ONE take offense from my posting it as no offense is intended.
I think it is unreasonable to turn a $100K plus, new to the market performance toy over to a valet making under $10 an hour and expect that they will not go for a joy ride once they are out of sight. I have turned the keys over to much more attractive cars to run the piss out of to valets but only after making sure it would be parked within eyesight and the keys returned to me before I went in. I do this because I fear in others what I know of myself and, at 17 years old, if someone threw me the keys to their Dino I would STRONGLY consider going for a ride. I'm not saying I would go for a ride but I was most certainly not an angle at that age.
The point I was trying to make is that I think twice and even three times before I place temptation in someone else's hands :)