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Dominos – So commited to delivering pizza fast they run red lights with traffic still moving horizontally

By bennyboi - 11 October 2008 44

Last week was driving home, got off the Parkes Way and i think it was the 3rd set of lights, a Dominos zip-zip bubble piece of crap car was flying along at 110 and ran through a red light that was red for a good 15 seconds, narrowly missing another car that was driving through from their side..

I did my duty as a whinger and sped up so i could catch the a-hole. Got his number plate.. Complained 3 times to Dominos and nothing has come of this..

Licence plate is: YFK 11G

Any officers on here? I dont agree with Dominos process for fast delivery.. Its dangerous and could kill someone.

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Dominos – So commited to delivering pizza fast they run red lights with traffic still moving horizontally
bennyboi 9:00 am 11 Oct 08

No one else is complaining..

Seriously, stop busting my balls.. Its Saturday.

Overheard 8:51 am 11 Oct 08

bennyboi said :

And why was i attacked for my ‘missing apostrophes’.. Thats the most pathetic insult.. I am at home writing this mate.. I’m not being payed to write in perfect English to accommodate for you and if you can string a sentence together without apostrophes then you really are a dropkick.

Point. Missed. Newbie, go have a look at my previous posts on this issue. There are many, and there are many more by others that I have not contributed to.

You’re not writing for me, benny. But ask yourself this: who are you writing for? Really?

On topic (and here’s another point I expect you to miss). It’s spelt: “paid”. Payed is a small town near Rennes where they make goat’s cheese (fromage du chevre).

See if you get that point.

bennyboi 8:49 am 11 Oct 08

You must know a lot of un-Australian people then.. I’d die to protect my country, i love my country and i respect the position of trust a lot.. So should other people or they aren’t real Aussies.

Overheard 8:48 am 11 Oct 08

ant said :

How can licence plates be private, when they’re stuck on every car’s bum for all to see? I’ve never been able to work that out. The info contained on the data base behind the plates might well be private, but the plates ain’t. they’re a public ID mechanism.

Pizza deliverers, in the main, are paid piece rates, ie, a set rate per delivery. Which of course has the deliverers needing to make more deliveries to make money.

And does that police reporting page work? I tried it last year, when a commercial crane driver was blasting away at a woman for rightly giving way to traffic on a roundabout, but it wouldn’t work. Kept getting errors.

Comms 101, ant. You probably saw a thousand number plates yesterday, or maybe a few hundred.

How many are salient to you? How many can you recall? How many of them do you have value-laden connotations attached to them?

Pizza deliverers — I won’t do you the whole nine yards on that, but let’s say for now that yes, many are piece workers. But not all. And their need for speed is not merely motivated by getting back to pick up the next commissionable delivery. My bro’ ran a [insert brand name here] for many years, topped and tailed by being a driver which he’s now interestingly returned to as a sidelight. I believe. I get the occasional smoke signal from people who know him.

I gave up trying to report traffic infractions years ago. After nearly being side-swiped on Belconnen Way by someone who…. oh, who cares, details — an orificer of the law came to my place, took a statement, wrote lots of stuff in his notebook and then said that as I was the only one in the car, it was my word against his so forget it.

Overheard 8:42 am 11 Oct 08

bennyboi said :

I have 3 HP security clearances.. Does that help my trustworthiness?

No, not in the slightest. I’ll not make a list of people in high positions of trust and authority who abuse that.

But buy the current issue of ‘Big Issue’ with a picture of a former Governor General and go from there.

bennyboi 8:39 am 11 Oct 08

And why was i attacked for my ‘missing apostrophes’.. Thats the most pathetic insult.. I am at home writing this mate.. I’m not being payed to write in perfect English to accommodate for you and if you can string a sentence together without apostrophes then you really are a dropkick.

ant 8:33 am 11 Oct 08

How can licence plates be private, when they’re stuck on every car’s bum for all to see? I’ve never been able to work that out. The info contained on the data base behind the plates might well be private, but the plates ain’t. they’re a public ID mechanism.

Pizza deliverers, in the main, are paid piece rates, ie, a set rate per delivery. Which of course has the deliverers needing to make more deliveries to make money.

And does that police reporting page work? I tried it last year, when a commercial crane driver was blasting away at a woman for rightly giving way to traffic on a roundabout, but it wouldn’t work. Kept getting errors.

bennyboi 8:32 am 11 Oct 08

I have 3 HP security clearances.. Does that help my trustworthiness?

rosie_bubz 7:53 am 11 Oct 08

hmmm, not very good that dominos has not responded
im sure they couldnt care less if they lose one customer when they gain many more on a weekly basis.

Overheard 6:59 am 11 Oct 08

* In just one of 2,700 customer service stories from last week which I’ll spare you 2,699 of — for now — my business (the one that starts with ‘Overheard’, or ‘Overhead’ if you work for Sensis and think customer service means rogering the client physically or mataphorically — my business got cold-called by a south coast accommodation provider (ironic, given my day job is/was in accommodation and travel policy and services) while I was in Melbourne on Thursday.

Long story short, I rang the manager of the establishment back at my own not inconsiderable expense 10 minutes later to let her know that someone in her organisation (or as it turned out, a sister organisation) was giving her brand and establishment a very bad name by their tactics.

I wanted to talk to the butcher, not the block, but the receptionist tried three times to extract the actual issue from me, ringing off once as there were other incoming calls and I had no need to divert possible business from them while I wanted to give company feed-back. With each attempt, she got more agitated as I very calmly and levelly pointed out that I just wanted to let the manager know the PR work being done on her behalf could potentially lose her business.

That’s when I got this in a reproachful and snippy tone: ‘Well, she just lost her husband yesterday so I don’t think she really cares about any of this!’

Deep, deep, deep breath. ‘Can you please pass on my very sincere condolences to [name], and now that I have THAT piece of information, I’ll leave my number — you already have my name — and [name] can ring me back in a week, a month, two months or not at all’.

When I finally composed myself, I also composed another possible (though absolutely not-to-be-used) response: How the #$%^ could I have known that and how could you possibly take my well-intentioned actions and turn them into something insensitive and cruel when I’m trying to save this woman some good will and business?

Overheard 6:47 am 11 Oct 08

Multiple points to mention here on customer service and company image. I can’t comment on the legality and law enforcement side of things, except to say I suspect that unless you had someone else in the car with you who can corroborate (sp? — that’s either a verb meaning to back up a view, or to participate in an indigenous ceremony) your story, you might be politely told by the constabulary to suck it up and deal with it.

Firstly, the initial event is not the actions of Domino’s, it’s the actions of an individual who works for Domino’s (and probably gets paid &^?%4-all to the power of less to do so). Whether they’re working one job or seven jobs or supporting a family of seven or putting themselves through Uni or were just having a really, really bad day and got distracted, I don’t know.

And neither do you.

The other potential case is that the driver is a total ar$e-wipe with no respect for laws, others on the road, his/her own life.

Again, you don’t know, but good on you for invading this person’s privacy and posting their licence plate on the web BEFORE you found out what their story was.*

The more important matter from a company image perspective is that you have not received a suitable response from Domino’s. That’s ridiculous from their side. However, we don’t know how you went about reporting this incident, and as you’ve disclosed above, you are a “whinger” and were prepared to speed up to clock the driver’s licence plate, possibly endangering other drivers and shipping in the area.

Maybe someone’s posted your licence plate elsewhere as a dangerous ‘Pizza Car Chaser’.

Assumption is the mother of all f***-ups, bennyboi. I suggest you take a deep breath, count to ten, and get concerned about something that actually matters.

Oh, and judging from your post, I’d be ringing the police to report all those missing apostrophes. I’ve provided a police sketch artist’s impression of the missing ones below:

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Finally, if you infer this incident is somehow reflective of the company’s policy on pizza delivery, you might want to attend in person to present to the ‘Pizza Delivery Children Thrown Overboard’ Inquiry behind Old Parliament House this Sunday from 11am. I’m officiating and will be happy to take your testimony.

Gerry-Built 6:41 am 11 Oct 08

Can’t really tar a Dominos Franchise with the “Stoopid Driver” tag though… For each driver like the above, I’m sure they have an equally rule-abiding driver (then a whole stack somewhere in between).

No excuse for them (drivers), but do remember they employ *mainly* younger folks, most of whom are temporarily superhuman when behind the wheel…

SamTSeppo 5:27 am 11 Oct 08

Hilarious!

dingo84 4:35 am 11 Oct 08

I have had so many bad experiences with both Dominos and Pizza Hut (Dickson restaurants ahem) that I doubt I would ever trust either one ever again…

Both cases involved them triple charging my credit card, failing to even show up within 4 hours and then taking months to reimburse me…
Tis the problem with franchises…..

Davo111 1:37 am 11 Oct 08

Report it to the police personally. http://www.afp.gov.au/contact.html

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