I have complained few times about riding in my neighborhood early in the morning and being passed by speeding newspaper guys. I've even approached these guys about their speed at various times. Amazingly the guys have all admitted to speeding in my neighborhood, one guy even admitted to doing 50 through here even though the limit is 30.
Anyways back in early sept. a new deliveryguy started, young guy, maybe 22 or 23. Studious looking guy, glasses, timid voice, etc. He moves up and down these streets like its nobodys business. odd thing is he's very polite. He might pass me 2 or 3 times in a single morning, first time he passes he'll always brake and say goodmorning very politely. The 2nd or 3rd time he passes me he's MOVING, I'd say he's doing 45 or 50 at times in a 30.
Well last week as he said good morning I told him he drove fast. He said, "yeah I know, cuz the people at the warehouse were like hurry hurry". He blabbed and blabbed. Then I told him he drives fast every morning I see him. At this point he says it just seems like he drives fast. I asked him how fast he normaly drove thru the street we were on and he said '15'. I said "15 over", he says, "no just 15mph". My jaw drops because there's no way he's only doing 15. That was the first time I had one of these guys so blatantly lie about his speed, all the other guys would say they were doing 30-40 and I new they were doing 45, and there was the one guy who was doing 50 and admitted it. This guy is a new kind of speeder, he tells me he's doing half the speed limit and then tries to convince me it just looks like he's going fast, now I think i know what cops go thru, he must think i'm stupid?
I figured I scared him by talking about his speed and that he would slow down for at least a little while. I figured he might be afraid of getting reported. I was wrong, next day I seen him on the same street roaring down to the stop sign, it was like we never had the talk. Yesterday I seen him on another street roaring by me even faster than he normally drives. I can't figure it out. He's evidentally not afraid I'm going to report him. On the one hand this guy is a polite gentleman, but on the other he seems to show complete lack of respect. I wonder if he would have told a cop 'it just seems like I drive fast'