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What's with all the screwing around on city time?

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Waste Not, Want Not

You know, I try to respect a person’s rights and privacy, especially when they don’t intrude on my own. However, when one starts to intrude, one is subject to be ‘called out.’

For the past few years, there has been a certain visitor to the local bath house behind my residence and business. Why this man goes into that business is HIS business. Closed doors, etc.

However, when this man works for the City of Atlanta, and drives his massive official vehicle to the gay bath house, yet refuses to use the bath house parking, it becomes my business.

I can describe the man, basically, as a black male, middle aged. Seems an OK guy, and again, what he does on his own time is his business.

However, I am pretty sure that the Dept. of Public Works does not allow their staff to drive bucket trucks on personal time. I can only assume he is ‘on the clock.’

The city clock. MY TAXXX-PAYER PAID CLOCK!

So Mr. Party Guy, who I speculate is right up there ‘in the shop’ with all the other drivers, goofing on the gays and acting all Alpha: stop parking in Arby’s and QUIT TAKING UP TWO SPACES. You do it all the time. We use those spaces. There is plenty of space and free parking at the bath house. Use it.

And again I could care less what you do, just quit dishing out all that McLuvvin gravy on city time. It’s just…wrong!

The manager of the bathhouse knows of this post, and urges me to let him know the next time the individual patronizes his establishment.

Sorry buddy, hate to out you like this, but in the end, its’ best you come on out and be the human you are, and quit jerking around on scheduled time, using a city vehicle.

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Tammy August 21, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Maybe he's doing some, um, inspections for the city.
Rick D. Day August 21, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Maybe it's just a pipe problem.
Tammy August 21, 2012 at 04:52 PM
At least you can rest assured the truck won't ever be around on weekends or holidays.
Clicker August 21, 2012 at 05:19 PM
What does Arby's say about him parking in their lot and not partaking of their hot meat delights?
Rick D. Day August 21, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Arby's relies on us as neighbors, actually, though an informal lease, to observe and deal with such things. We provide eyes and deter vandalism and they allow our employees to park there, except lunch rush and GA Tech games. Tailgating is lucrative in NoNo.
Hunt Archbold (Editor) August 21, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Hello, I have been in touch with a spokesperson with the City regarding this situation and they are investigating. Additional photos were requested by and provided to the Department of Public Works. We will provide more information when we know it.

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