Furious Dutch Mailman Has No Time For Goddamned Tour de France Barriers
Still better than Kevin Costner's The Postman.
It happened during Stage 1, when this mailman in The Netherlands was doing his rounds and came upon the Tour de France route, finding himself stopped by a road barrier. So he did what any dedicated Dutch mailman would do -- he tossed his bike and two sacks of mail over the barrier, and then tore it down.
Warning: Dutch profanities.
Australia’s 9 News, via the Washington Post:
"Don't be ridiculous. I've got 80 kilos worth of post," the bicycle postie screamed, then added: "F--- off you imbecile." He also threatened to “knock the teeth out” of the young woman who came to defend the integrity of the fence.
And the mailman still has his job, apparently.
Although the man’s employer PostNL described the incident as “inexcusable,” his bosses seemed more than willing to let this one slide.
“Our employees have been working for days in the heat, with jobs a complex traffic situation,” a PostNL spokesperson told RTV Utrecht (via Australia’s 9 News). “Moreover, this man had taken extra work of his colleagues, in addition to his own route and he was already 20 minutes on the detour.”
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