Car wash apologises after cars are plastered with leaflets which are 'impossible to remove'
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The boss at a car wash has apologised to the local community after he plastered leaflets onto a load of cars only for them to get stuck onto people’s windows when it rained.
Naturally, they weren’t particularly impressed with this.
In fact, some of them went around to the car wash and told them to get rid of the leaflet for them, and in the end they did.
So, he distributed around 500 leaflets onto people’s cars, advertising a £5 discount off a number of car washes.
However, they became stuck on people's windscreens after a rain shower, meaning that they had to be scraped off or washed out with a decent amount of elbow grease.
One of the people who turned up the next day to get his leaflet removed was Richard Cooper, who said he wanted it gone, free of charge.
He said: "Like most people, I was fuming. I had to go out of my way which delayed me getting to work to get the issue sorted.
"I did try encouraging all those affected to go to the car wash to get it cleaned.
“However, the owner of the car wash wasn't up for taking responsibility. Only when I stood my ground with him to get it done it was still not perfect.
"The idea, from what I gather was to promote the company which has backfired.
“Although, how many people who aren't confrontational and would have paid to get it removed? The two lads initially were saying I had to pay for a clean.
"And how many people have still got the residue on their windscreen?
"They had no right to put their property on it."
Another person, Beth Harrington, added: "I haven’t been down there yet but I am going to and they can wash my car.
"It’s either the best marketing ploy I’ve ever seen or they are just mindless idiots."
The owner Dino apologised for what happened, as well as offering some details on how to get it sorted out.
He said: "We are really sorry for what's happened. We were just trying to advertise our business.
"We put them on cars at night and the bad weather must have made it wet then sticky when it dried.
"If you get it wet again it should come off, but we are happy to remove it for people if they come down or text us their address.
"We've had some come in already to get it taken off, or just get their car cleaned as they get £5 off with the leaflet, which is a good deal.
"We handed out about 500 flyers. We've done it before and never, ever, had a problem. This is the first time."