I am in my retail office and my truck alarm goes off. I go outside to turn off the truck alarm. The guy from next door retail office comes out and starts screaming about the alarm going off again. I realize that it is annoying for a car alarm to go off, but is it really necessary to stop what you are doing and come outside to be a jerk about it. He is all red faced and tells me it goes off every day and tells me my car isn’t worth having an alarm on. The truck is a brand new Toyota Tacoma with a $1000 stereo. I tried to difuse the situation, but he kept on being a jerk so I ended up just walking away from the guy and calling his boss. The boss and I have a good working relationship and he says he will take care of it. Is it really necessary to lose your mind over something so simple? I could understand if you were at home and it woke you up every day, but this is a retail location right on the street with loud cars and buses driving by every day.
Update: I saw the guy in the parking lot that had a problem with the car alarm going off and he apologized. I was amazed although I think he was coerced by the owner of the company. I am glad we worked it out because I don’t like having someone being upset with me for what I consider to be a simple matter.
Update 2: Come to find out that the guy was just out of the military and he had issues with loud abrupt noises. I made sure my truck alarm didn’t go off anymore to annoy him as I felt bad about the whole situation. I talked to him about it and we worked it out. We were both very humble and we are friends now which is a win win in my book.