Well, no Manchester for us this weekend. I booked a car to go there that I should pick up today, 4pm. I went to the rental agency and a not very nice guy welcomed me. He first asked me, in horrible English, at least twenty times my address (which was written on my driving licence he had in his hands), my date of birth and so on ... After a while, he had finished with my data. He then asked me if I wanted the insurance. I said no as it was INCLUDED in the price already.
So after a while of talking, I finally had two choices: pay 100 pounds for the car with full insurance, plus 100 pounds deposit (that is 200 pounds instead of the 58 we were supposed to pay for the location) OR, pay those 58, plus 700 pounds deposit !!! So they actually wanted to charge me double price OR debit 700 pounds from my card. I said this was non-sense ! I rented a bunch of cars in different countries, I was never asked for such a thing ! That's how I ended up telling the guy he could go to hell and keep his fucking car ! na !
Well, the only thing is that we now have no car. We'll try to go to Brighton by train instead tomorrow ... pfffff ...