It's Sunday and time for Sunday Favorites, where Chari, from Happy to Design allows participants to share an old blog post with readers, while still taking Sunday off, by reposting an old post.
Years ago, as an over the road truck driver, I collected a few thoughts and stories from my journeys and travels. In my Sunday Favorites posts, I am sharing some of those stories.
I know it's Valentines Day, and I should post a Valentines post, but I don't have any old Valentines posts.
So, first of all I want to wish everyone a:
Even if you don't "Do" Valentine's Day, please take a minute today, to say "I Love You" to the people you love.
With the fine weather we have had this week, I thought maybe a wintery post would be appropriate;
This one was written some time in the winter of 2002-2003.
Bumper Cars Anyone?
I've driven on all kinds of terrain, and in all kinds of weather. Up hills and down, across flat plains, and rolling hill. Through green farmlands, grey deserts, and white snow covered meadows.
I have nothing personal against the people of Illinois, but given the choice, if I never drive in Chicago again, it will be too soon.
I remember one night, driving through Chicago in a snowstorm. Chicago isn't called the Windy City because of a hamburger franchise. The wind was whipping snow across the road, ice was forming everywhere, and the roads were slicker than bacon fat on a hot griddle.
As I approached an on ramp, Somewhere on the I294 toll road, I saw a car coming on to the interstate. I eased off my speed a little, to give them room to merge safely, and as soon as space opened up in front of me, some yokel from the next lane to my left cut into that space. He reached the center of the lane about the same time as the oncoming car. They bumped once and slid apart. The car on the left glanced briefly off of the car in the next lane, and bounced back into the lane in front of me, where he hit the oncoming car again. At this point, traffic was only going about 25 miles per hour, because of the heavy snow, so this all played out in front of me in slow motion. The two cars jockeyed for position for a few moments, then they both settled into the lane, and resumed driving down the road. I know for a fact that there were at least 3 cars involved in this incident, and not one of them stopped.
Maybe it was just a bad day, but as far as I'm concerned, I'd rather go to Disneyland If I'm going to play Bumper Cars.
Make sure and stop by Chari's blog: Happy to Design, for more Sunday Favorites.
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