Penske Guy

Image from Penske Truck Rental's website

This morning, it was beautiful outside when I went for a run: 65 degrees, 60% humidity, sunny, and there were trees blooming along the sidewalk. I was enjoying my run, deep in thought, when a guy in a Penske truck honked at me and, while driving, leaned out of the truck window, leering, and waving obnoxiously at me.

I’m not opposed to interactions with others while running. When I pass by other runners or walkers, unless I’m sprinting, I like saying hi, exchanging a “good job” or “nice day, huh?” But I don’t like being startled/distracted/disrespected by men honking and hollaring from passing vehicles. Oh and he was acting dangerously since he was distracted while driving.

– holly

Location: Reston Parkway, near Route 7, Reston, VA

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2 Responses to Penske Guy

  1. Alan says:

    Wished he’d have run into a tree!

  2. I work for Penske and I’m sorry to read this. Since this was one of our yellow vehicles it was most likely rented by a customer and not operated by an employee. While Penske cannot control what customers say/do once they have rented one our trucks we do apologize. I hope you’ll consider Penske for your future truck rental needs.

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