The fact of the matter is that some people are unrepentant assholes, and if you want to address their wrongful conduct, you have to deal with them through the medium that gives you the greatest leverage over their conduct. That’s exactly what Colin did.
Blindly following the law is something I wish no one would do
I dunno…blindly following the law, until one has a well-thought-out reason not to do so, strikes me as a pretty good rule of thumb. I suspect we’d all be better off if that were the default behavior for most people.
It’s too easy to rationalize doing whatever one feels like, for me to be comfortable approaching it from the other direction. Exhibit A, those motorists who feel they can disregard laws regarding treatment of other road users because they feel like it…
Or, to put it another way, unrepentant assholes do not get a free pass to endanger others until they see the error of their ways and recognize that those bald monkey-shaped things out there are other people.
i’m not so much concerned with fixing this guy as he seemed to be pretty beyond reason or change to me. however, this sets an example for all the other people who work for the company that this sort of thing is not acceptable. this, in turn, will do the even more important thing and create/reinforce a CULTURE within the company where people who engage in such acts are removed or shunned. the peer pressure this creates is a much stronger long term force for change than the policy and enforcement that set the whole thing in motion, but it needs to be set in motion first.
6ish years ago i was riding through downtown back home from my old job and a hotel van was keeping speed with me and kept swerving very close to me on fort duquesne blvd by the convention center. he had clients in the van with him! and he kept swerving toward me and yelling something and at a light i, terrified, asked him to stop and asked his customers to tell him to also stop. i called the hotel and they gave me a whole ‘i dont know who the driver could be’ routine.
i am very glad that there are more of us now and that people and businesses are taking this more seriously. good for them, good riddence to the driver.