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Guilty as charged, You?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by 6feetdeep, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I thought this was funny, and wanted to share it with you all.
    Fridays' local newspaper had a 'your opinion' from a local guy
    'Its snow, not a fire',
    "Those dudes with the snowplows on their four wheel drive pick-up trucks and the NASCAR stickers in the rear window should be reminded that the 'Cool' yellow light on their roof does not make it OK to speed, spin and back into traffic as they go around town from job to job or property to property to shovel snow like its a fire that needs to be put out ASAP. Thanks for keeping an eye out for the guy in the plain, little car with the snow shovel in the back seat"
    I'm guilty, except no NASCAR stickers. LOL. :realmad:
  2. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    guilty as charged here, but no to the nascar stickers. someone should write a response back or better yet copy and paste an email from a customer who didnt get plowed first on the list and then tell us its no fire
  3. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 Member
    Messages: 86

    Also last time I checked you have to back out into traffic at many of the smaller parking lots. With that yellow flasher on top that is my way to bring attention to other drivers to use caution. I do believe that speeding is not nesscery but if that guy knew the stress with customers he might take a second look. I had the cops called on me one time for cleaning a lot in the downtown city area for noise complaint. When the cop got their I asked if I could keep going and he said yes but he stayed their in case the guy came out with a gun. I will say this at midnight or 2 in the morning I will stop at a red light but if no one is around I drive though it, does that guy have a problem with that?
  4. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    How would he know? He's probably one of the snails that emerge at exactly 7:45, along with all the others that need to be at work by 8. Meanwhile, we've all been out for 6 or 7 hours by then.
    And... who plows HIS driveway? He's probably just pizzed that his neighbors' were all plowed out and he had to pull the shovel out of his back seat to get his drive cleaned out!
  5. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    what a d bag... i use my lights on on property only unless hauling snow, or escorting skid steer etc... and i dont use them to sit there and spin the tires and do donuts. even if im just doing a site check at 4:00 am and not even dropping the blade i have the lights on, i think the cops like this because if they drive by the bank and see a random vehicle in the back parking lot i might be getting hit with a few spotlights and they wont be happy, whereas they look over and see my strobes going and say ok thats the plow guy, he's supposed to be there and they cruise by... some people are just morons as said subject who wrote this statement, and he's good at stereotyping all plowers, NOT :realmad:
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    They're the first ones to ***** to the store manager that they got stuck in their parking lot too.
  7. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    As if I'm not speeding though town when it's not snowing?

    I won't back out into traffic though, unless it counts if there's a guy a block away doing 15 mph.
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    completely guilty.... not speeding so much , but i am in a hurry

    andYEP i will stop 6 lanes , i really dont care, my sstuff is gonna get plowed
  9. Joe41

    Joe41 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Ya, and they don't know you've been waiting for 30 cars to pass so you can back out! So tough s#*t, somebody's getting cut off!
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Not that i like the post, but i think its illegal to have strobes/ambers on during transport!
  11. Joe41

    Joe41 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I only use mine while I'm plowing.
  12. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Not guilty! I'm in a hurry but I dont go flying around from job to job. It may seem as tho- but anything over 25mph would seem fast to a nit-wit driving 10-15mph with bald ars tires and no snow cleared off his/her car.
  13. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    I dont run lights going from site to site. I dont even have them on plowing lots if the place is closed and its the middle of the night. I do use it by roads, hotels and retail
  14. sonicblue2003

    sonicblue2003 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Because of others inability to drive in any type of weather they think if they can only drive 10 mph then thats all you should be doing... I say STAY HOME.. your morning paper is not that important.... But I laugh when they are stuck at the stop sign.
  15. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Same F'ers who complain about everything. The snow is on the road, the snow is falling from the sky, my shoe got snow on it, my favorite parking spot has too much salt, the plow truck driver didn't wave to me, How dare the plow truck driver honk at me while I'm taking a call, steering my coffee, flip my note book and driving with my knee. Geesh How dare use plowers.

    These are the same passive aggressive a--holes who se plowers as the point in which they can unleash without and ramifications. I particularly love when the speed up in order to try and cut of a plower they see working.

    We've coinded these people as the ( sing this part ) MeMeMememe bastages.
  16. dhadaway632

    dhadaway632 Member
    Messages: 45

    What's up with the Nascar stereotype?? Most trucks I see have motocross stickers or hunting. Okay, maybe that's just my trucks. I probably go pretty fast at night, not during the day though. I do occassionally go through the red light at 3:00 am, but only after stopping. Our stress though, comes from having to have all the schools plowed before 6:00 am so those precious children don't get their feet wet ....as they jump off the bus and make snow angels in the snow! Also, if you are going to complain, complain about the moron jogging on the side of the road during a blizzard in the dark. I can't even count how many times I have had to swerve to miss that guy!
  17. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,414

    night and day are 2 different ball games for plowing...at night everyone is cool, back into an intersection everyone stops and waits and has no problems givin me the right of way. drive down the road and a lot of people actually move out of my way cause im usually goin around the speed limit as they are drivin 15-20mph. during the day is a nightmare...cant go anywhere, no one lets you in or will let you back up into a intersection, you even start to inch out everyone is blowin their horn and doin anythin to get around you as close as they can but theyll be damned if theyll let you in, rather hit you then let you in...gotta love it. as for my strobe, my truck could be on fire and people wouldnt take any caution to me during the day :rolleyes:
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256


  19. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I don't use my strobe to let people know I am coming through. I use it to keep them the heck away from me. No way am I backing out into traffic unless I know I have enough time. The general public is WAAAAAAAAAAY too stupid to be working around.
  20. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    This is probably the same type of doink that's out at 11:00 at night, during a blizzard, with his back window covered in snow, hood covered in snow and a baseball card sized area of his windshield scraped clean. He's often driving a Honda Fit or Nissan Sentra without snow tires. They often seem disgusted when you don't stop to pull them out of the seven inches of snow that they got stuck in.