Racism in truck stops 2021

Discussion in 'Road Stories' started by Nativedriver, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    With this being your first post on this site I'm curious as to why you felt the need to start off with this. Is this really the worst thing thats ever happened in your trucking career or did you just need to vent or find someone to agree with you?
     
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  3. Nativedriver

    Nativedriver Bobtail Member

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    I see your point. So far, people at truck stops has treated me fairly as a female. This particular experience was so out of left field for me. I certainly don’t look like a lot lizard and I don’t look like a homeless person. I look like a driver. I would like to be treated as one no matter how quiet I am.
     
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  4. Nativedriver

    Nativedriver Bobtail Member

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    Should I go to another forum as a driver?
     
  5. Nativedriver

    Nativedriver Bobtail Member

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    I’m sorry you think POC is a divisive word. But it is what it is. I can’t deny who I am. I fear being “hypersensitive” to possible racism and prejudice in general a trauma reaction.
     
  6. TheLoadOut

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    Do they actually shower? I thought they just opened the fire hydrant.
     
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  7. TheLoadOut

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    No, just curious as to whether or not this is the worst thing you have encountered as a driver, because if it is you're in for a big surprise.
     
  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Ehhhh, its some give and take, im not sure there is a "look like a driver" look. I frequently look very much as if im some hipster dude on vacation in truck stops.

    And despite being quiet, speaking with assertive confidence is probably going to get you further than being silent. (That also might mark you out as being a driver better, lets face it, most drivers are loudmouth jerks)
     
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  9. Nativedriver

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    Worst thing: someone crashed into my truck late a night. Begged me to not call cops
     
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  10. Farmtractor9900

    Farmtractor9900 Light Load Member

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    Nope. I'm delighted that you are here posting whatever you feel the need to post.
     
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  11. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Go back to bed grandpa, youre mistaking your waterpark from when you were 10 years old with being a prostitute, probably not a good idea
     
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