Firefighters Respond After Encounter With Rude Motorist

You might be forgiven for thinking that Firefighters tend to have fewer interactions with the sort of numpties who we all try to avoid on a day-to-day basis.

We are talking here about the rude and belligerent type of individual who you hope that you do not have to come into contact with as you go about your business.

However, our firefighting oppos still cross paths with ill-mannered ‘individuals’ who must have skipped the queue when God handed out manners, courtesy and respect.

Firefighters from Bovey Tracey Fire Station had one such encounter over the weekend.

We only know about this encounter because of the fantastic response that they shared via their Facebook page.

The post said:

‘An apology.

‘We are so very sorry to the driver of the black VW who was texting and driving near the traffic lights by Totnes Police Station.

‘We sincerely hope you were able to send that important text message (it must have been as you didn’t take your eyes off your phone as you passed our fire engine)

‘You were absolutely right to tell our Watch Manager to **** off when he asked you to get off your phone, and we accept that your hand gesture was equally justified (after all, he did make you jump!)

‘We hope you reached your destination safely and that the other motorists or pedestrians didn’t impede you’.

‘Once again, we are sorry’.

A great response, I am sure you will agree.

If only they would have shared the vehicle registration mark of the car…

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