- Nov 29, 2009
What has this world come to? Seriously, yesterday I was mowing and I stopped at the gas station to go to the bathroom, grab a snack and a drink and fill up my gas can, then the gas station attendant comes out and starts yelling at me saying, ARE YOU GOING TO JUST STAY HERE FOR AN HOUR?!!! I was like I bought gas, don't you remember me from 5 minutes ago? I didn't say don't you remember me, but I did say I bought gas. I literally took like a 2 minute breather while I'll gulped down my Gatorade I just bought, then I mixed up a gallon of two stroke and was looking for some paper towels to clean the dirt out of my measuring cup, well all the trash cans were out of paper towels, maybe that's what [censored] him off and he thought I was just going to sit their all day. He had 10 other pumps available, but to scream at a paying customer just blows my mind. Then naturally another lawn care company pulls in and they stop and buy lunch and sit under a tree behind the store and he doesn't say anything. Then today I'm on my last yard and I park next to someone's house a couple doors down because their literally isn't anywhere else to park where I'm not in front of a mail box and the homeowner pulls in with his car and backs up so close that I can't get my mower off the trailer, I had already taken my blower and trimmer and put it in the back of the customers yard and I come back out to get the mower off the trailer and I see this guy illegally parked backwards 2 foot from my trailer, I swear he was about to drive up my ramp and he gets out of the car and asks me if I live here, and just starts cussing me out calling me names and telling me not to park in front of his house, and I go do you own the road??? You're car is parked illegally, I'm going to call the cops, you could have just asking nicely, he cusses me out again saying I don't care call them with a few colorful words thrown in. He just went off without any warning. I considered whether or not I just pass on mowing the yard altogether, not sure what this whack job might do to my truck, so I go and tell the customer about the situation and he sees his neighbors car blocking my trailer. The customer is like that guy is an [censored], then I'm like ok, well I'll just park on the other side of the street, so I'm like 400ft away from the house now that I'm trying to mow since it's a culd de sac. My goodness, some people. You can tell I've had a few people tell me where to park in the past. lol I don't know if it's just my luck or what, I don't even know what to think anymore. Opinions? I try and be as polite and professional as can be, but I've been told by too many people that I'm allowed to park wherever I want and nobody can do anything just as long as it's parked legally, as in the same direction as the traffic flows. I never thought I would say this, but it's getting to the point where I actually don't feel safe anymore in public.
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