Homeowner’s incredible rant about Coles delivery driver damaging his tree sparks heated debate – but who is to blame?
- A home owner has sparked debate online following a complaint on social media
- The Victorian resident accused Coles Online Delivery of damaging his tree
- However other social media users insist the home owner is to blame, not Coles
A fierce debate is underway on social media following a home owner’s criticism of a Coles delivery driver.
The Victorian resident shared his story on Facebook where he accused the driver of damaging the tree outside of his house.
‘Might be an idea to teach your drivers how to drive as the garbo has zero issues,’ the home owner wrote.
A photo taken from the house shows a large branch had fallen from the tree next to the parked delivery truck
A photo taken from the house shows a large branch had fallen from the tree next to the parked delivery truck.
However, not all Facebook users agreed with the disgruntled Coles customer that the driver is to blame.
‘I don’t think Coles need to apologise for anything, rather whomever is responsible for the tree should learn how to prune properly. The truck is parked legally, and correctly,’ said one.
Another observed, ‘Or the tree could be trimmed so it’s not over the road.’
A third added that the ‘truck is parked on road not the verge … so the tree must be hanging over the road.’
Responding to the backlash, and perhaps sensing that the driver was not entirely to blame for the damaged tree after all, the home owner changed tack and levelled another charge, that the truck was ‘far from legal as parked at an intersection’.
However this claim was also disputed by another eagle eyed Facebook user.
The Victorian resident accused the driver of damaging the tree outside his house, sparking a debate on social media as to who is to blame
‘I have no idea as the picture ‘you’ posted has no indication that there is an intersection,’ the user said.
‘Plus your initial post was about the truck parked next to a tree, and after some people stated there is nothing wrong with that you changed tack and decided they parked too close to the intersection.’
The user added that the home owner ‘seemed to be confused about what the problem is as everyone else who commented also stated that parking next to the tree is a non issue’.
A Coles spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au the supermarket is looking into the alleged incident.
‘Our Coles Online Customer Service Agents park in the closest, safest location to deliver grocery orders to our customers,’ the spokesperson said.
‘We have reached out to this customer to better understand what happened’.
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