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Old 07-05-2018, 04:08 PM
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Wow...just...wow....

A short time ago, one of my guys came back from the loading dock and reported that there were two little kids in the truck yard!

I grabbed the radio and headed out there. Sure enough, there were two children who had somehow gotten on the outside of the barbed wire fence between the truck yard/receiving docks, the swamp, and the freaking INTERSTATE.

Um, yeah......this was all kinds of unsafe, as the dock area was extremely busy, plus it was unsanitary because they were playing around a swamp and in a pile of garbage.

I keyed up the radio and called security. The supervisor came over in the patrol car and the receiving foreman also went out there. Quite understandably, they were pissed. This was a lawsuit waiting to happen.

As it turned out, they were the kids of one of the truck drivers currently parked in the dock having his truck unloaded! And he just LET THEM get out and start playing!!

Not only that, but he gave the foreman a hard time for calling him out on it, complaining that "there's a LOT of things we can't do here!"

Oh yes, because I'm sure other companies have no problem with kids running amok on their loading docks!

People are so stupid!!!
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Old 07-05-2018, 07:01 PM
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This was a lawsuit waiting to happen.
No kidding, if the kids were injured or killed, daddy would not be shy about suing. Not that there would be a lot to file under WAIT!!! YOU ADMIT THAT!?
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:13 PM
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"there's a LOT of things we can't do here!"
"Yeah! And YOU'RE one of the reasons why!"
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:44 PM
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I followed up with security and the foreman about this. The driver has been banned from the property for this highly irresponsible behavior. I also found out that when the foreman confronted him and demanded to know if they were his kids, the guy said "DO they LOOK like me???"

The foreman said he wished he'd said "No, they look like the fuckin' milkman!!"
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"DO they LOOK like me???"
"No, honestly, they don't look nearly as stupid as you."
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"No, honestly, they don't look nearly as stupid as you."
"But they act it, hence my query."
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:53 PM
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I wouldn't have bothered with security. I'd have called the freakin cops. Let's see Mr. Father of the Year mouth off to the man who can haul his ass in for reckless endangerment, the man who can inspect his vehicle and write up every single infraction. Hell, I'd PAY to see it.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:18 PM
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I wouldn't have bothered with security. I'd have called the freakin cops. Let's see Mr. Father of the Year mouth off to the man who can haul his ass in for reckless endangerment, the man who can inspect his vehicle and write up every single infraction. Hell, I'd PAY to see it.
and child protective services for good measure.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:03 PM
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I see your point, but security would had to have been involved either way, so I let them do their jobs.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:49 PM
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OK, but it sure feels good to imagine calling CPS.

Maybe we can work the giant pneumatic clown cannon into the scenario, too?
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