A Reddit user’s tale of revenge went viral recently, and it’s easy to see why. He took on a rival trucker that had taken his parking space and ended up getting them fired! Read on to find out more.
A Trucker’s Tale
Meet our storyteller, the original poster (OP). He’s a professional driver who knows the ins and outs of the trucking industry like the back of his hand.
He’s well aware that the US roads have many truck stops that offer a “Pay to Park” system.
He Knows of Truck Stops All Across the US
The system reserves 10-20% of the lot as “Reserved” parking spaces, which cost around $15-$25 per space.
The truck stop where this tale takes place offers parking spots for a relatively cheap price of $17.
The spots are reserved for 24 hours, starting from 4 PM local time and ending at 3 PM the following afternoon.
That Day He Had a Late-Night Delivery
On the fateful night of our tale, our storyteller knew that he would have a late-night delivery, so he arrived at the truck stop around 3:30 PM and paid for a reserved spot.
He Booked His Spot and Told the Manager
He informed the manager on duty that he had a delivery up the road that night and would be back once he’d completed his delivery.
The manager marked the spot as sold and assured him that no one else would be able to reserve the same spot.
Someone Had Taken His Space?!
Fast forward to 11:15 PM, OP left for his delivery, and he didn’t return until 2:30 AM the next morning. As he groggily drove back to the truck stop, he realized that all the reserved parking spaces were full!
He called the manager on duty, who informed him that someone had parked in a spot without paying for it.
The Truck Stop Employees Went to Find the Culprit
The manager’s other employee went to check on the trucks and found the culprit. The driver worked for a company known for their bright orange trailers.
But He Was Drunk and Mean
The employee informed the driver that he was parked illegally and had to move.
The driver, however, was not having any of it. He opened the door with a bottle of Heineken in one hand and some sort of smoking implement in another.
A Massive Commotion
OP could see everything from the vantage point where he’d been told to park and rolled down his window to listen to the commotion.
He overheard the truck stop employee threatening to call the police and tow company if the driver didn’t move.
He Threatened the Truck Stop Worker
The driver, irate and full of audacity and potentially beer, threatened the employee and then slammed the door on him.
The employee called the police and tow company. The police showed up first.
His Revenge Begins
As OP had worked for the orange trailer company before, he knew their policies and what they could and couldn’t have in their trucks.
He noticed that the driver had alcoholic beverages and illegal substances in his cab – both big no-nos.
He Had What?!
But the coup de grace? The driver had a loaded firearm sitting on the seat next to him!
So it was no surprise to OP when the police hauled the driver in cuffs away, and his truck got towed away on a wrecker!
He Called That Rival Trucker’s Work
OP made a call to the company’s safety director to inform them that their rig was getting impounded and their driver was going to jail for his crazy behavior.
She thanked him and assured him that the driver would definitely lose his job, especially over the alcohol and illegal substances.
The moral of the story? Don’t mess with OP’s legally rented parking spot.
He’s not only a professional driver but also a master of karma. You mess with him, and you’ll find yourself in trouble!
There Are Always a Few Bad Apples
The trucking industry is full of professionals like this guy who are hardworking, dedicated, and follow the rules.
However, there are always a few bad apples in every industry that try to take shortcuts and break the rules.
The driver in this story learned that the hard way.
The Roads Are a Safer Place Now
OP’s actions ensured that justice was served and helped keep the roads safer for all.
It’s always better to follow the rules and regulations, and in this case, it was clear that the consequences of breaking them could be severe.
Breaking the Rules Doesn’t Always Work Out
His story serves as a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks they can get away with breaking the rules.
Karma has a way of catching up to us, and it’s always better to do the right thing. Let’s all learn from his experience and strive to be better professionals and better human beings!
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