Want to See What Kind of Truck an Asshole Drives?

My Guy in the Orange Truck Rant

Well, one of the things about having a blog is that it’s a personal web blog. Well, at least mine is. And so while most of things that I write about are things like digital technology, photography, etc., every so often my blog reverts back to a personal web blog and we get a good old fashioned rant. I suppose it just feels good to get it off my chest.

So forgive the indulgence if these kind of rants turn you off…


What kind of asshole and his friends party out in the parking lot at the San Jose Motel 6 until 3 a.m. in the morning, keeping everyone there awake all night? What kind of person thinks it’s cool to blast their bitchin’ stereo system on your too cool for school orange piece of crap truck while proceeding to get drunk all night. And why start showing off how your truck alarm works at 2 a.m.? Why not just start doing that at midnight? Why wait until 2 a.m. to show your friends how it works? Yeah, ok, that’s cool how the horn blasts when it goes off, but for Pete’s sake man, people are trying to sleep.

Ok, I understand you need to party. We’ve all been there. But how about partying in your room? Or maybe at the bar down the street. On the hottest night of the year in San Jose don’t you think that some of the guests staying at the Motel 6 might have their windows open as the crappy air conditioning at the San Jose Motel 6 simply does not work?

And if that’s not bad enough. Why the need to be back out in the parking lot at 8am the this Sunday morning with your truck parked diagonal blocking one parking lot exit with both doors wide open blasting out even more Spanish music as loud as your truck will play it. Can you imagine that after being kept up all night by you and your asshole friends that some people *might* try to get a little sleep? What’s the purpose of blasting your music so that *everyone* in the Motel 6 complex can hear it? Do you think people are saying to themselves, “oh, hot donkey, Spanish music coming from that bitchin’ orange truck out there. That guy is so cool”?

Yep, that photo above is of your truck early this very morning, both doors open, blasting crappy music from the parking lot while you were doing God only knows what in your room.

The inconsideration of some people just amazes me. So nice work Mr. California license plate number 7A03136 with the Central Valley Automotive license plate frame, whoever you are. Thanks a million for the three hours of sleep I ended up getting last night. I hope you and your friends had a hell of a time while my son and I were trying to sleep.

Yes, yes, I know. You get what you pay for. If you don’t want to be kept up by partying assholes in the parking lot all night, don’t stay at the Motel 6. But I remember a different time. I grew up staying at Motel 6’s when we went on vacation. Motel 6 used to be a place where you could get a clean and quiet room with air conditioning that worked.

20 Replies to “Want to See What Kind of Truck an Asshole Drives?”

  1. I agree – I like Motel 6- I don’t need anything but a bed to sleep in for the night, and Motel 6 are invariably clean and comfortable.

    This guy was a definite asshole, but I have to question why the Motel staff allowed it without phoning the cops?

  2. He left the doors open and nobody around to keep an eye on it? I would have had to coil up a steaming brown pile on the front seat. Or a salmon from the fish market tucked out of sight under the seat. Or maybe pour a Pepsi in the gas tank, Whatever.

  3. I think thats the first time I’ve heard/read you swear! I guess web heroes are normal guys after all

    Can’t help wondering what those guys looked like.. were they staring when you took the shot?

    In any case, good to see some more text back in your blog.

  4. Rant away, Thomas. Not only does it feel good but it helps to commiserate with people who’ve been there. 🙂

    I’m surprised that a guest and/or staff didn’t call to file a complaint for noise violations. Then again, maybe they did and the San Jose PD were too busy. Knowing San Jose, that’s not out of the question.

  5. Ugh. There’s nothing I hate worse than inconsiderate people. I’ve lived in an urban setting long enough now, though, that I don’t put up with this kind of sh*t. What I want to know is, if the hotel staff didn’t call the cops, why didn’t one of the hotel guests? I would have. In a New York Minute! Excellent photo, but what a bunch of *ssholes.

  6. I’ve been in your place in a cheap hotel somewhere in Northern California where the couple next door to me argued until midnight, had makeup sex, then argued again until 2am where they turned the TV on full blast then left…… *leaving* the TV blasting.

    But I have to wonder in this case, why wait for the Motel staff to call the PD? *You* should have picked up the phone and called the police.

  7. Why didn’t you have the motel managers take care of the problem? It’s their property – you should have had it taken care of or had them get you a room at another location at their expense so you could sleep?

    Also, if that failed, try the Police.

  8. o thomas & son, i’ve been there–seems motel 6 is the flophouse of last resort–my last stay was incredible–banging and shouting all night long–on-site security guard–filthy bath–oddly retrofitted toilet that goes whoosh–omg–stay well my friends

  9. i feel that the whole world is on a downhill slide in terms of morals, etiquette, honor, you know the good things.
    Nobody cares, it’s not my problem, it’s not my fault, too bad so sad, oh well, etc, is becoming the norm.
    I just glanced at one of those hollywood gossip type shows and it was an article about Lindsey Lohan and her problems. They had some actors respond to poor Ms. Lohan and one person stated ‘if we didn’t buy the tabloids, this wouldn’t have happened.’ Does that make sense? Me buying tabloids (which i never do) = Ms. Lohan’s wild ways?
    People aren’t accountable or responsible anymore. I wonder what we can do to fight this, but i work in a very negative world to keep it going.

  10. To everyone who asks “why didn’t you let the manager handle it?”: Remember what quality of people you find as night managers in crappy motels. If they cared about anything, they wouldn’t be night manager at the Motel 6.

  11. when I read the title I had to click through…what a great post! We have a Motel 6 right next door to our little idyll in the middle of Camarillo and for the most part, we don’t have problems, but when we do, it’s people like this guy that cause them.

    Worse yet, when new neighbors show up driving a truck that looks just like this one.

    I really think we need more blog posts like this….LOL.

  12. hahaha. Thomas Hawk was afraid of the mexicans at the Motel 6 in San Jose.


    Thomas Hawk buys a 600 dollar cell phone and can’t afford (or is too cheap) to get his family a decent hotel room.

    Even more classic.

    Why didn’t you use your 600 dollar cell-phone to call the police, Thomas Hawk?

  13. “Motel” 6?


    Sorry dude, but you *do* get what you pay for.

    I would sooner drive into the mountains and pitch a tent than stay at a Motel 6.

  14. It’s NOT just motel 6 where you find this kind of inconsiderate jerks. It’s every motel/hotel I’ve stayed at in California, no matter the price.

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