Skip to comments.Get a public employee mad for doing a slow job and the cops get called.
Posted on 08/03/2013 4:31:18 PM PDT by DallasBiff
I'm a shuttle driver for a hotel near the DFW airport, and in the last year a building program of making new toll plazas on the north and south end has taken place and part of this program has been to build very narrow concrete barriers to enter and exit the DFW airport.
The concrete barrier lanes, makes one feel one is entering or leaving a fortress compound, such as the Berlin Wall. There is only one wide lane for 22 passenger hotel shuttles or semi's, and this lane is not toll tag only meaning that any car may go in the lane, discriminating against vehicles that go into the airport with regularity with a toll tag, such as the vehicle I drive, because there is not an exclusive lane for wide vehicles with Texas toll tags.
I was departing the DFW airport and got caught, in which I believe was a car not having a ticket to depart in the wide lane. I waited four minutes and started to honk to get attention, so that traffic could move, I kept honking, and honking, because I knew I was the only driver on duty for the hotel. I put my vehicle in park, and got of the vehicle, to push my protest of the delay with no avail.
Finally after 12 minutes of waiting the red minivan went through, and I was notified by my radio and by my supervisor that I had been honking and had gotten out of the vehicle to see what was going on in 104 degree heat.
Anyway the DFW toll plaza is a total cluster youknowwhat. It is like a mini Berlin wall and is filled with recent immigrant employees, with rudimentary English, mostly from Africa and the Asian sub-continent.
The place is run by a man named Dean Ahmed, who has no idea about customer service. I have talked to him on the phone, he is your typical arrogant democrat.
Also, by my honking of the bad customer service, I was called into the DFW police who called my hotel, and now I have to suffer the HR director saying, "you don't honk", while she tells us, "to give the best service possible".
I wonder what she will say and look like, when I say,"Shouldn't the DFW parking authority give me the same."
Apropos of nothing, I flew into DFW last week and stayed in Fort Worth for several days. Very impressed with that City. I was surprised. I don’t know why.
Actually the horn of your vehicle is to tell people look I am here. Despite how many people use it, it is not a device to use for a complaint. Inuring people to the sound of a horn by using it to complain makes everyone less safe.
You would not believe the politically correct bull shit that
I have had to put up with from my employer for the past 22 years.
I’m counting down to retirement now, just 23 more months to go.
I am going to be one ornery old sum-bitch as it comes to an end.
Exactly, there is no reason for a driver to have to wait 12 minutes to leave the DFW Airport.
Good for you. Honking always speeds things up. The more you honk, the faster it goes! Go Honkies!
Whatever Mrs. Dean Ahmed.
lol. You really are in a bad mood.
I do not disagree with your complaint. I just pointed out that the reason to have a horn is to warn someone of impending danger not to complain that one is in a long slow line.
Obviously this limo needs BIGGER AIR HORNS!
Hey! That’s racist!
It works both ways.
When I commuted to work by car, it took an hour and 20 minutes to get there in the morning traffic, a real bad commute most days, until I started honking every chance I had and then noticed an improvement - now it only took 80 minutes!
I don’t know what idiot designed the new toll lanes. You can barely get a compact car through there. But at least the airport isn’t as corrupt as DART.
And they are completely random as to which lanes are tolltag only, which are mixed, and they always throw open one or two non-tolltag lanes just to mess everyone up, with small signage that can’t be read until you are too close to move over more than about one lane.
And I didn’t think they could get the funnel any more fouled up than the original design, but TxDot proved me wrong on that.
Didn’t know the parking set up was run by a Muzzi.
“Don’t get mad . . . get even”
Daniel Simpson Day
I think you misunderstood the post (or else I did.)
I believe this is what was intended: The horn is for warning people of a hazard (such as “I am here and it looks like you don’t see me”.) It is not the appropriate means for you to register your complaint for the slow service, and using it for that purpose conditions people to ignore actual hazards because they assume it’s just an impatient driver, not an actual hazard. That was my interpretation of the post, and if that is what was meant, I agree with it.
Sounds like LA...lol
The government figures if they can dump enough foreigners on us, it will completely divide what is left of the once united.
BTW, this tactic of dividing the united, is working extremely well for government
When I lived in Dallas for 12 years and flew a lot, I always appreciated you drivers moving quickly because it got me home quickly. To hell with the other posters and to hell with those idiot immigrants checking my ID at security. As if a woman wearing a burqa checking IDs at the security line is someone I trust.
Your riders appreciate you. To hell with your management.
Yeah and they called the cops on me, when I told them they were doing a bad job.
I spent just over 2 years of Army life in Panama where the drivers there have one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the horn.......LOL!
Did the horn-blowing speed things up? Probably not.
I will gently tap the horn if someone has not noticed a light has changed. But blaring at them because they’re having a problem is just crude.
You ever been to San Francisco? Up there they issue you a gas peddle, a brake, and a horn. Steering wheel optional.
If they hit the brake more than the horn up there, I’ll be surprised.
Everyone honks, and honks, and honks, and honks...
Sounds like you had a rough day. Maybe this will make you laugh:
Pretty amazing they want to criminalize criticism of government at any level
You must not be native Texan. Honking down here get you in a heap of trouble.
Just returned from a 2 week trip to Kolkata (Calcutta). Anyone who is bothered by horns being honked in this country needs to spend 5 minutes in a speeding taxi in downtown Koltata!!
Feel free guys, to liberate my nick when the time is right for you.
I once had a date in Calcutta, but the gal waited in Kolkata. I could write a song about it!
Government employees stick together...Ya look at one of these animal control people the wrong way, and they’ll call the cops too...Cops will nearly always back their fellow government employee buddies.
Awesome. So they have horns instead of turn signals?
One of my EX’s parents went there about 20 years ago.
Said it was interesting but didn’t care for the dead
lying in the street.
You follow the rules of your employer. Even then, you will be wrong. My personnel file is full of those type of write ups. I still get paid. So, f’em.
I live just north of DFW and I truly understand the BS that goes along with the toll plaza. Incompetents and, I swear, most are not able to speak English. They are rude, too.
Did you find out, why they were so darn slow? Might have been following instructions from the boss.
Yes, you start shooting if you want the line to move! ;-)
Go to DFWairport.com and search for Dean Ahmed.
He's a government guy making $200.00o a year, while making our lives hell.
There you go. And you’ve always got the horn with you.
LOL, did I do that again?
I second that!
Oh yeah! LOL
It’s been a while since I’ve been to the land side of DFW. I seem to remember that although they upgrade the tram, the access roads that feed the terminals are poorly designed. Way to narrow and like driving in a maze.
You have a tough job. I’ve always a appreciated the van drivers that have to put up with rude passengers and traffic on those hot, Texas days. I hop you got a good tip for trying to move things along.
I have a story about the fuelers at GA (14 yrs ago) , but I won’t write it because just thinking about it still get me really P.O.d.
I hear he wants to be POTUS.
Is this why white people are called 'honkies'?
I will on Monday morning, Dean Ahmed has to go, as he calls the cops, for his employees shortcomings.
The Assistant Principal rulz!