What would you do if your new car was scratched by someone else's child ? Not on purpose, but an accident ?
Here are the details - the car is new(less than a year old), the car is (stupidly) black, the scratch is deep and white, about 30cm long, and goes over two panels. The child is 4ish and was riding a bike past it, even after all of the children had been repeatedly asked to be careful of the car and not to ride their bikes past it. The car was parked at a holiday park (camping/caravans etc) the child's parents and us have a permanent holiday unit there so diplomacy is required.
Now my question is, what would you do ? Would you inform the parents, would you expect them to pay for the scratch ??? or would you take it on the chin because even your own children had on occasion ridden their bikes past ?