lump_a_charcoal wrote:Ozkaban wrote:I had an odd one this morning. I was approaching a T intersection on a 2 lane road where the lanes are separated at the intersection. I was claiming the left lane to turn left. A company ute cut across in front of me from the right lane across the dividing solid lines, turned left (straight into into the right lane of the other road), and immediately after got stuck in traffic while I rolled past in the left lane. It saved him absolutely zero time and was just done to be a jerk, I think.
I have the full video, but I have sent it to the company and am awaiting their response before I post it.
The thing that I though was odd is that this guy obviously thought I was some nobody cyclist who he can treat like dirt. But I am actually a customer of this business and have spent money there irregularly over a long period of time and very coincidentally was about to do so again this coming week. Obviously now I'm not. The guy who sits next to me at work rides a motor bike and is a customer of theirs too but was very unimpressed by the footage.
It's just so silly that in this time of struggling retail for companies to actively look for ways of losing customers. I don't get it. I've at least let the company know what has happened and that they've lost 2 customers in one go and the work day hadn't even started yet...
It's nice when you can act as a broker of karma.
This sort of thing is an issue for business the world round - not just talking about employees in signwritten cars. The guy in the car most likely doesn't have a stake in the company other than his paycheque, so he doesn't consider the consequences of his actions on the road. Getting employees to have a holistic view of any business is a tough nut to crack.
But either way, that guy will learn his lesson if the business takes your email/video seriously, and there's no reason for them not to. Wouldn't mind being updated with their response (and of course seeing the footage).