It's not just rude,
ok then I can retract my apology if that makes you happier.
but judgemental and uninformed.
stupid is as stupid does, sounds like the russian was stupid, maybe you too? That's up to you. Me, I only know what you tell me about this unfortunate incident. So judge that.
I am self employed and this camera is how I make part of my living. It is insured, but the insurance will only pay out if I can get the guys details and get witnesses involved and here in Spain I would have to call the Police which will then put Kiting in a bad light on Fuerteventura. In the end it's a huge hassle to deal with it and my premiums would go up. I saved a long time to afford that camera and my insurance premiums are already too high.
So don't blame others for your business decisions.
Sure it would be easy if the guy that caused the problem just started throwing money at you. Or offered to file an insurance claim on his own policy.
But guess what: the police or others would still have to be informed,,doesn't matter whose policy it is, the insurance company would require documentation.
The camera is just the smallest part.
Agreed, no kidding.
What if he would have seriously injured my girlfriend and my daughter. Her insurance premiums would go up substantially as her insurance company would have to pay out as he is not covered.
You would have called the police, and he would have cooperated to try avoiding the chance to stay in Spain longer than he wanted, in a jail. But premiums might probably still go up, it can be a cruel world.