Big rush on. Called out to a mech problem in Eastleigh to arrive within the hour, jumped in the van and was on my way quick sharp. everything was going well, when I reached the Southampton turn off I was over taken by another lock smith, nothing strange in this I just noticed his van. When I came off at the Eastleigh junction there was the same van 2 cars up, I had to make a left turn and the lock smith in front did the same, this was beginning to get a bit freaky, he then turned right and I lost him as I turned right 2 roads later. I arrived at my customers house and had started work when the same van pulled up outside. I asked the home owner if she had called another lock smith, she had but had cancelled him as he couldn’t get there till the afternoon. The other lock smith drove off. Just a little lesson in making sure I leave straight away for call outs, could have lost the job for the sake of a cup of tea or some other trivial matter!