My partner has scratched my new car
My partner has scratched my new car. This is a very common one. It does not seem to matter who answers the door.
If it is the lady of the house it is often “my partner took my car to work today while his was being serviced and look what he has done! Can you fix it?” Usually the answer is Yes.
If the man of the house is at home it goes along the lines of “my partner took the car to the shops and look how it came back! Can you fix it?” Again the answer is usually Yes.