I was working on Saturday and there was a snowstorm combined with 70-80 km/hr wind gusts, it made for great driving conditions.
Less then 5 miles from my house, there was a car in the ditch. I put on my hazards, pulled right over ( I could feel the rumble strips on the driver
side) and got out. I repeated this 3 times that day.
On the third time, it was on a more busy highway, I did the same procedure as listed above. Even before I could get out a car came flying out of the
whiteness, honking their horn. I honked back. I then got out of the vehicle and went to check to make sure no one was in there/everyone was okay.
Obviously, if there is a blizzard stopping on the hwy isn't the smartest move, but, if there were people in there, I would really appreciate help if
it was me, so I couldn't just keep going on my way.
I just got a call from my boss, telling me that there was a complaint, and that they said I was in the driving lane parked there and they had to
swerve around me. He said that he doesn't believe that I would do that. My rant isn't about him as he is just doing his job by following up on the
My rant is about this moron that was driving waaay too fast for the weather conditions then feels it is his God given right to complain because I did
something that he/she wouldn't even dream of doing. Helping another person.
As a result of this idiot, I was told that unless I see it or if anyone is hurt, I am not to pull over anymore. I don't live in a major city, in
fact, I live 45 mins away from one. So I am going to apologize to anyone that I drive by in advance. Unless I see you have an accident, or I am sure
that someone is hurt, I will not risk my career to make sure you are okay...maybe.
I'm not looking for people to tell me I'm right or wrong as I have already made my decision and I stick by it. I just needed to get this off my chest
as I live in a small community and I am sure I know who it was and I don't want to cause any more bad feelings.
edit on 4-2-2013 by superman2012 because: spelling