Scott Lilar of Clearwater was recently kicked out of a mandatory safety class for making fun of a company training video, an action that has also resulted in him being terminated from his job as a delivery driver for a local freight company.
“Worth it,” he said. “I don’t even want to work for a company with such shoddy training materials.”
The mockery began about eight minutes into a video titled “Why Mirrors Matter”, when what was supposed to be a dramatic reproduction of a man backing his car over his toddler daughter was presented.
“Ha ha ha! Oh shit!” exclaimed Lilar. Nobody else in the class laughed.
“I don’t see what’s supposed to be so funny,” said the instructor.
“Are you kidding? Look at his face!” replied Lilar, gesturing to the screen, which was now showing the actor on his knees, sobbing and inconsolable. “We’re supposed to believe he’s genuinely upset about running over an obviously fake doll? Ha ha ha ha! Please.”
“Maybe you should excuse yourself and leave,” said the instructor.
“And maybe the company that makes these videos shouldn’t cast the world’s worst actors,” responded Lilar as he walked out.
The video continued, with another 17 minutes of restaged mayhem that Lilar would surely have found equally ridiculous.