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Bad p.r. - Review by Andy D | Tony's Events & Catering

Tony's Events & Catering


Bad p.r. 8/30/2006

Is all publicity good publicity? I hope not. Can judy's book apply corrective pressure? I hope so. An employee of Tony's Events and Catering is yelling his head off at me from the passenger seat of a logoed company van. The catalyst is as simple as me stopping on an arterial street at a crosswalk, where a pedestrian as waiting to cross. Other cars have sped past the pedestrian--in case you are fuzzy on state driving law, those cars broke it. I stop, and the pedestian starts walking across. Behind me, the Tony's van screaches to an emergency stop. (Good panic driving.) Then the Tony's passenger starts screaming at me for hogging the road. So now you need to know that my vehicle is a bicycle. Legally, this makes no difference. Prejudicially, it seems to matter, because the Tony's representative is yelling about "sharing the road" (part of a bicycle advocacy slogan) not meaning hogging the road. Bottom line. Tony's employee is screaming in public at citizen following the traffic law: I had to stop. If I hadn't, the Tony's van would have joined me in breaking the law. But I stopped, forcing the Tony's van to do so. This is 7 blocks from Tony's headquarters. I'm not looking for a caterer right now. But it will never be Tony's. Who cares about their possible quality or value if their van may threaten my guests during the delivery? more
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