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."
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.