How a young car enthusiast ended up working as a supercar reviewer after being forced out of a dealership
Jacob Tremblay was a young car enthusiast from Toronto who considered himself a true “gearhead”. Whenever he wasn’t working or hanging out with his friends, he was busy writing blog posts about cars. Having heard that Alfa Romeo delivered its first batch of Stelvio SUV model, he decided to visit a local car dealership. “I wanted to see the car up close, so I decided to pay the local dealership a visit”, Jacob explains.
After examining the new SUV crossover, Jacob moved onto the Jaguar F-Type, one of his dream cars. However, he was approached by a salesman who asked him if he can afford the deposit on such a car. “I think he was hired recently and was probably trying to prove himself, but in a wrong way.” Jacob tried to explain he was simply a car enthusiast and that he only wanted to look the vehicle up close. But nevertheless, the salesman said he was “too poor to even look at those cars” and forced him out of the building.
“I was so angry I thought about writing a hate-post and letting everyone know never to go there. But I got over it by the time I got back home. I moved on and found new places to visit.”
Three weeks later, Jacob got a big surprise. “I was contacted by a big media company telling me they were fascinated by my reviews. They asked me if I wanted to write for them and promised me a decent pay. Thank God, after so many years, I finally got the job of my dreams”.
Jacob started working for the media network and soon made huge progress. He was promoted after a month and paired with senior staff who wrote about luxury and super-cars.
“One day, we were doing a review of the new Audi R5 Coupe and our boss contacted his old friend, a car dealer who received a couple of them recently. We met with the manager and he decided to provide us with one car.”
Everything was going well until his assistant came up. Jacob recognized him immediately.
“It was the grumpy guy who threw me out of the dealership two months later. He approached us and asked if there’s something he can help us with. I told him he had already done enough the last time we met when he forced me out for ‘being too poor’. He was stunned, and so were everyone else in the room.”
Immediately, the manager excused himself and called the assistant into his office. “That was the last time I saw him”, Jacob explains.
After completing another successful review, Jacob returned to the dealership the next day to finish the paperwork and return the R5. But he noticed the grumpy assistant was no longer there.
“I asked Mike, the manager, what happened to his assistant. He told me the guy was fired for being rude to customers and for disrespecting company rules.” The manager also apologized to Jacob for the trouble he had gone through and told him that if he ever decides to get a new car in that dealership, he will be given a special discount.
“On one hand, I was excited and pleased, seeing karma at work. However, on the other hand, I couldn’t help but feel a bit sorry for the guy. All in all, I hope he learned his lesson.“