Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baruch Dayan Emet...To My Beloved Car (ob"m)

I got an email yesterday from the woman who bought my old car. It said:
Just thought you would like to know the car died. The transmission went and was to expensive to fix.
(Name withheld by me)
How am I supposed to react?

Sure, I feel bad about the car dying. But I feel neither any monetary, nor ethical obligation regarding the death of my car. When you buy a used car, the value of the car takes into account the possible problems that you might encounter. No warranties, either expressed or implied were offered. So, while I'm pretty sure I know what she wanted, I'm not going there.
How would you respond?