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psycho snow plow guy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Stu, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Had a nasty encounter today with a snow plow driver. i live on 3 acres with a long driveway access road shared by us with two families higher up the hill. Thurs morning my wife was trying to get to work and slid off the access road and got stuck in the snow. Snow plow guy, whom the family at the top of tje hill pays to plow the access road, was up the hill and had to wait a half hour to get out because her car was blocking the road, wjile i and the two neighbors pushed her out. he didn't get out to jelp, which struck me as odd -- a lady slides into a snow bank and a man refuses to lend a hand. today i am walking down the driveway to get the newspaper and snowplow guy pulls up on the road, about 25 yards away. he yells "hey you had your BMW stuck in the driveway the other day!" i'm like "yeah?" he goes "you were up there in that 2-wheel drive BMW and you made me wait for a half-hour!" I say: "it was an all-wheel drive."

    he said: "i don't give a fuck, you do that to me again and i will fuck that BMW up!"

    then he sped off. i was flabbergasted. i guess at the end of the day i get to be me and he has to be him, so that is pretty good revenge. still, what would you guys do? at the least i am goimg to get word to this prick tjrough my neighbor that I woll be payong attention and any scratch on my wife's car will be followed by a police report.
     
  2. mm84321

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    Had a nasty encounter today with a snow plow driver. i live on 3 acres with a long driveway access road shared by us with two families higher up the hill. Thurs morning my wife was trying to get to work and slid off the access road and got stuck in the snow. Snow plow guy, whom the family at the top of tje hill pays to plow the access road, was up the hill and had to wait a half hour to get out because her car was blocking the road, wjile i and the two neighbors pushed her out. he didn't get out to jelp, which struck me as odd -- a lady slides into a snow bank and a man refuses to lend a hand. today i am walking down the driveway to get the newspaper and snowplow guy pulls up on the road, about 25 yards away. he yells "hey you had your BMW stuck in the driveway the other day!" i'm like "yeah?" he goes "you were up there in that 2-wheel drive BMW and you made me wait for a half-hour!" I say: "it was an all-wheel drive."

    he said: "i don't give a fuck, you do that to me again and i will fuck that BMW up!"

    then he sped off. i was flabbergasted. i guess at the end of the day i get to be me and he has to be him, so that is pretty good revenge. still, what would you guys do? at the least i am goimg to get word to this prick tjrough my neighbor that I woll be payong attention and any scratch on my wife's car will be followed by a police report.


    Exactly. Let him live his miserable life and don't give him the satisfaction of knowing he upset you.
     
  3. Piobaire

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    I would make it a point to block him in again (I'm assuming you could just park on the road?) and stand there smirking at him.
     
  4. sho'nuff

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    Don't do it again if you can prevent it. But if I'm in the area I'll come up and block his plow for a half hour myself with my car. Because mine's a piece of junk I don't care what he does to it ill just enjoy seeing him blow up.
     
  5. acidboy

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    sometimes it just isn't worth the trouble
     
  6. blackjack

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    Maybe it sounds prissy and it depends on how the cops handle things in your neck of the woods, but I would consider his words a threat to you and your family -- and I'd report it to the police. Who knows? Maybe he has a record elsewhere of fucking up other people's property or even assault.
     
  7. Sherman90

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    It's called having a simple mind. He's a snow plow guy. He was just using his using vehicle's moderately superior snow capabilities as leverage to feel better than people in your socio-economic class. It's a simple, pitiable impulse; no need to be upset.
     
  8. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    plow man lost his mind yo'
     
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    Blow him a kiss next time you see him ... or better yet, wave at him and ask him, "How's it going?"

    If he runs your car over he's Psyco Sno-Plow Guy ... right now he's just Big-Talk Sno-Plow Guy.
     
  10. NewYorkIslander

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    sometimes it just isn't worth the trouble

    Maybe it sounds prissy and it depends on how the cops handle things in your neck of the woods, but I would consider his words a threat to you and your family -- and I'd report it to the police. Who knows? Maybe he has a record elsewhere of fucking up other people's property or even assault.

    I'd definitely report it, will also give some context to sops if he does follow through.

    I'd also let your neighbors know. But don't get him worked up by being a dick on purpose. If something physical were to come of it, you never know. Its just not worth getting seriously injured to prove a point. He'll get a slap on the wrist for assault, and god forbid something more serious happens to someone you love. Just let it go, no need to even make yourself feel better by telling yourself, "I'm in a higher tax brachet," cause if you really think about it, you'd be no better than him. Just feel bad for some guy who is so unhappy in his life, that he has to do something like he did. Its one thing to stand up for yourself and your family if he did do something, but at words? Just not worth it in my mind.
     
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    I doubt the police would do anything about it, but it would probably be worthwhile to notify them that a threat was made, if for no other reason than to have some documentation that you pursued the usual conventional channels. I would certainly speak to the family that employs this degenerate and let them know that he made the threat, and that you are concerned about the safety of your wife (in the event that this happens again and she is alone). Also, doesn't he have to have a permit from the city, or some similar license to do this work? You might be able to let the appropriate city office (or some similar agency) know what happened, and see if they have some means of redress. None of this would be to see that he loses his job, but rather to let him know that any similar words or actions will result in swift punitive measures.

    Perhaps the better course of action might be to let it go and not escalate things, but I don't like the idea of someone making threats like this, particularly when it might affect my spouse. He might have been frustrated and annoyed at the time of the blocked road, but a couple days had passed and he should have cooled off and seen that it was not her (or anyone's) fault. If you think it is better to just let it go, so be it, but I don't think I would be idle in dealing with this jerk.
     
  12. Pennglock

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    Tell your neighbors so they don't hire him again.
     
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    you know, some of the plow guys (and shovelers) here in boston are acting up too.


    my guess is, for the one time out of their lives, their profession has become extremely important, and as a result they're taking advantage of their new-found significance. they're treating people like crap because the know, in this time of the year, they can get away with it.

    sucks to hear you were getting BS. i'd report the threat to the police though.
     
  14. LawrenceMD

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    you know if you block his plow and watch him smirking.... he'll know what you're thinking... about you being better off as your self.... and you might unleash something bad.
     
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    I agree that reporting the threat to the police and the neighbors that employ him is the right course of action. If he does end up doing anything to the car, the cops will take the subsequent report far more seriously.
     
  16. Stu

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    thanks for the responses. i am going to tell the neighbor that pays him to relay the message that if i see one scratch i will file a police report. my wife is very upset about this and I do travel some so she does spend time here alone. i don't want it to escalate but unacceptable behavior needs to be nipped in the bud.
     
  17. NewYorkIslander

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    you know, some of the plow guys (and shovelers) here in boston are acting up too. my guess is, for the one time out of their lives, their profession has become extremely important, and as a result they're taking advantage of their new-found significance. they're treating people like crap because the know, in this time of the year, they can get away with it.
    This may be the most wrong assumption I've heard in a long time. Most of these landscapers who do snow removal do it on a contract basis for the season, not everytime it snows. At this point, they are LOSING money by turning up to do this work. The wear and tear on their trucks, the gas, and the time that they have to do this is far exceeding what their contracts compensate. In fact, I know a few who simply quit. May not be the most ethical thing to do, but at least this guy continues to honor his obligations. Those who do quit certainly face potential problems be them legal or otherwise. Many may not be hired in spring to do the lawns, etc, based on the fact that they didn't fulfill this. Others who don't work on this type of contract do it per inch. they're not geniuses, but they're hard workers who try to price their services fairly. We've gotten so much snow that even if they charged by the inch, they're working ALL NIGHT, and doing lots of damage to their trucks. I'm in no way justifying his reaction, but sometimes I think people here can't walk a minute in someone else's shoes, when if they only could, many issues would be avoided.
     
  18. erdawe

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    Tell your neighbors so they don't hire him again.

    Possibly this...

    And realize money and status will not always lead to being liked, as well gaining the ability to relate.

    He may have had a boss on his ass the whole day because of streets not yet covered, or a generally grumpy person. How are you sure? Lots of stereotypes floating through this thread (cue internetz).

    Side note, since when were snow-plowers privately employed? [​IMG]
    Maybe there's generally more money in your area to sustain it.
     
  19. NewYorkIslander

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    Side note, since when were snow-plowers privately employed? [​IMG]


    Sounds like a common shared private drive.

    Most plowers here (aside from minicipal ones) are landscapers who do sidewalks and driveways.
     
  20. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Possibly this...

    And realize money and status will not always lead to being liked, as well gaining the ability to relate.

    He may have had a boss on his ass the whole day because of streets not yet covered, or a generally grumpy person. How are you sure? Lots of stereotypes floating through this thread (cue internetz).

    Side note, since when were snow-plowers privately employed? [​IMG]
    Maybe there's generally more money in your area to sustain it.


    this has nothing to do with money or status or tax brackets. the car is my wife's and although i have a great position now, I am only a few months removed from a 2-year stretch of unemployment where I had to do anything, even delivered newspapers. I had a tough time but never treated anyone like that.
     

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