Me: 26, Excavator operator and halfway through a drainlaying apprenticeship.
This morning my boss sends me out on a job to dig a couple of test holes and estimate the size of the the septic tank, nothing major. about 2 hours work.
I pull into the driveway (10am) and hop out of the truck to begin unloading the digger and a man (early 40s) walks out of the side door of the house in full bathrobe with coffee in hand, i'm thinking sweet as! this good man has brought me a coffee, nothing would be better right now.
Intstead without warning he flips a lid and starts swearing and yelling at me "who the fck are you and what the f*ck do you think your doing here! this is my fcking property"... after about 2 minutes of abuse I finally get a chance to speak and explain (calmly) that the property owner has ordered a job. I describe to him what I have to do and how it won't interfere with his morning at all.
This doesn't help the tenants mood and he carries on yelling and spitting swear words at me and saying I need his consent to be on the property or even be on the driveway, he also claimed he legally requires 2 days written notice.
I reluctantly call my boss who is on holiday in Vanuatu to explain the scenario and he explains that the tenant was already given 7 days notice from the owner herself and there shouldn't be any issues. Now I know he doesn't have a leg to stand on but still it's not my job to deal with this shit. I explain to the tenant im not going near the house and the owner has said she had given him notice, I ask him to talk to the owner but he's having none of it and starts spitting at me again. Now I feel like im being attacked and provoked, natural instinct tells me to knock this guy over but I keep my cool get in my truck and leave feeling confused and abused.
Now all morning I can't help it but think about personal revenge and wonder what is this guy's problem.. could it be he's hiding something to make him act like that?