Gordonton businesswoman Claudia Aalderink is fed up with truck drivers using the carpark outside her gallery as a public latrine.
Last week a truck parked outside The Mandarin Tree at lunchtime, blocking at least five customer parks.
“Then he comes back from the dairy, stands beside his truck and relieves himself right in front of me!”
She yelled at the driver who did not hear her because the engine was running. “I’m not ususally lost for words but this was shocking. He looked at me, got back in the truck and drove off.”
She took photographs and sent them to the Hamilton owner of the truck, who was ‘gutted’ at the driver’s behaviour. “He was livid and has given the driver a written warning. It would be good if the driver came and apologised as well.”
And then it happened again.
“They seem to pee-where-they-want when visiting Gordonton, although we have a perfectly good public toilet a minute’s walk away. It is utterly disgusting.”
Claudia has again sent photographs to the Rotorua trucking company, and was told it was not one of theirs. “But it is. I read the name on the truck to the guy, who wasn’t very helpful. I’m still waiting for a proper response.”